Festival Connect: Festival to Festival | Festival to Artists & Creatives

Active Opportunities:

FestivalConnect (SSA and UK) - closes 5 February 2020

Open to festivals in the UK and SSA*. It facilitates connections, exchanges and showcases contemporary arts between UK and SSA festivals across art forms and at a scaled ambition. We believe festivals are unique environments and make for condensed and intense experiences, and we would like to see ambitious and experimental projects fostered through this call. This requires a partnership between two festivals, one in SSA and one in the UK, but does not necessarily have to take place at both festivals, or it could be programming new art or creative work by young international artists.

_in Motion Scoping Grant (UK to SSA) - open 8 January to 6 April 2020

In_Motion Scoping Grant is an opportunity for UK based Creative Organisations, Curators and Programmers to travel, scope and connect with potential partners in Sub-Saharan Africa between May 2020 and March 2021.

_in Motion (SSA to SSA and DAC countries) - rolling application 8 weeks before travel

The British Council, and Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development are issuing a Call for Proposals to support Mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries.

Film Africa Travel Grant (SSA to UK) - rolling application 8 weeks before travel

The Film Africa Travel Grants offers African filmmakers the opportunity to travel to the UK to attend one of eight key international film festivals where their work has been invited to screen. Successful applicants may be awarded up to £2,500 to cover international travel (including visas), accommodation and subsistence costs for their visit to the UK. If you are an emerging African filmmaker with an invitation to screen your film at one of the eight festivals on our key festivals list and fulfil the eligibility criteria, we would love you to apply!

Upcoming in 2020:

Details on each project will be released soon in order for you to plan and prepare for your application.

new Art new Audiences (SSA and UK)- open from June to end August

new Art new Audiences aims to be a catalyst for the creation of new art that reaches new audiences in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. The projects showcase new art to 18 to 35-year-old audiences in the following art forms: architecture, design and fashion; film; music; dance and theatre; creative economy; cultural skills; literature; visual arts. Take a look at the 2019 selected projects

ColabNowNow (SSA and UK artists) - open May to mid-June

This collaborative digital art residence brings together artists from Africa and the UK to create new work across SSA and UK festivals. See the 2018 digital exhibition and meet the 2019 selected creatives.