Support for the cultural and creative sectors in ACP countries
PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED IN THE REGION
SCF SUPPORTS THE CULTURAL SECTOR WITH €873,000 IN GRANTS
At the end of the third and final round of funding, the Sound Connects Fund has evaluated nearly 120 project proposals from organisations active in the cultural and creative sectors in southern Africa.
After careful evaluation, the Fund is awarding grants totalling €873,000 to 14 of them. In addition to the grants, the beneficiaries will also receive personalised support.
Thanks to the support of the SCF, the initiatives led by the winning organisations will be able to generate a positive impact on local communities and continue to contribute to the cultural influence of the region.
12 WINNERS WIN €900,000 IN GRANTS
2022 is a prosperous year for the Sound Connects Fund which, following its second call for applications, is disbursing grants totalling €911,037 to 12 cultural organisations from 7 southern African countries.
+ €1 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR THE FIRST SCF COHORT
The Sound Connects Fund’s first call for projects resulted in an initial cohort of 10 winners – cultural organisations based in seven southern African countries.
CALLS FOR PROPOSALS
Sound Connects Funds has launched its 3rd and final call for proposals to accelerate development and increase the capacities of practitioners in the region. Approved grants will range in value from €45,000 to €70,000.
The deadline is set to 15 January 2023.
To date, the fund has awarded grants worth over €2 million to 23 organisations based in Angola, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
A second call was published in February-April 2022 for a total amount of €1 221 000.
Similar to the first call in 2021, applicants were expected to speak to the theme of Sound Connects Us. Music and sound exist as the universal language that has connected people and communities globally for centuries.
In Southern Africa’s vibrant cultural sector, sound is a significant force that connects and coexists within a wide range of art forms – in some instances playing a central role in fields such as dance, theatre, video, gaming, film, fashion and related industries.
More information on https://www.musicinafrica.net/SCF
Through its “Sounds Connect” action, our Southern Africa cluster has launched a first call for proposals from 17 June to 25 July 2021. At the end of the evaluation process, 11 projects were selected for a total budget of € 1 177 000.
For more information, visit Music in Africa portal.