Festivals _in Motion encourages connections between festivals in East Africa and the UK, across art forms. This grant will be awarded to UK based festival directors, festival programmers, agents and/or bookers interested in developing mutual opportunities to showcase and or collaborate in East Africa and to consider how East African acts could showcase and or collaborate in the UK.
With this in mind we are seeking expressions of interest from UK based festival directors, festival programmers, agents and/or bookers from any art forms - Visual Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Dance, Architecture, Design, Fashion and Film to travel to East Africa and conduct research through the Festivals_in Motion grant. The trips should take place between November 2018 and October 2019.
Research can take the form of meetings with potential artists and partners; finding out more about your chosen art forms’ ecosystem in a particular country or countries; gaining an understanding of art trends in East Africa; meeting arts organisations and/or attending events and festivals with a view to programming or curating work in the UK.