Support for the cultural and creative sectors in ACP countries




  • 3rd Call 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.

  • 2nd Call for proposals

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.

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  • 1st Call for proposals

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.