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A call for Creatives in Southern Africa to Apply for Sound Connect Fund: Music In Africa Foundation



About the Opportunity:

The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF), in partnership with Goethe-Institut, invites organisations operating in Southern Africa’s creative and cultural industries to apply for grants within the Sound Connects Fund (SCF)

The Sound Connects Fund (SCF) is a multifaceted initiative that aims to accelerate development and increase the capacity of the cultural and creative sectors in Southern Africa by offering financial support in the form of different sized grants and a comprehensive capacity-building programmes to eligible creative and cultural industry organisations based in Southern Africa

Sound Connect Fund is made possible with funding from the ACP-EU Culture Programme, a project implemented by the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and funded by the European Union (EU).





The Sound Connects Fund will support projects and activities that:

  • facilitate the rapid production and distribution of high-quality goods within and outside the region,

  • increase capacities among professionals, support rapid mobility and exchange among creators,

  • enhance access to new markets, develop visual literacy (especially among underrepresented groups),

  • promote advocacy aimed at protecting the interests of creators and support the existence of sustainable financing structures


Criteria:

  • must be creative and cultural industry organisations based in Southern Africa

  • operating in the performing arts,

  • animation,

  • film,

  • gaming,

  • photography,

  • videography

  • visual arts sectors.


Available Grants:

Category A (€35 000.00 - €60 000.00)

  • Project length – Up to 8 Months

  • Project budget is between €35 000.00 and €60 000.00.

  • Project implementation and final reporting must take place between June 2022 and end of January 2023.

Category B (€61 000.00 - €100 000.00)

  • Project length – Up to 12 Months

  • Project budget is between €61 000.00 and €100 000.00.

  • Project implementation and final reporting must take place between June 2022 and end of June 2023.

Category C (€101 000.00 - €180 000.00)

  • Project length – Up to 18 Months

  • Project budget is between €101 000.00 and €180 000.00.

  • Project implementation and final reporting must take place between June 2022 and end of December 2023.


Submission Deadline:

15 April 2022


To Apply, please click:

https://www.musicinafrica.net/2nd-call-applications


For more information, please click:

https://www.musicinafrica.net/SCF



Contact Details:

Tel: +27 (0)10 140 1317


Address

Music In Africa Foundation

3rd Floor, 158 Jan Smuts Avenue

Johannesburg,

South Africa

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