African Culture Fund Call for Proposal Solidarity Fund for African Artists & Cultural Organisations

Updated: Apr 29, 2021

About the Opportunity


Over the past few months, the entire world has been experiencing an unprecedented health crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). This global crisis has resulted in paralyzing human activities, that could lead to predict immeasurable negative impacts on the development of the countries in the world.

In many African countries, the majority of creation, production and distribution centers are closed and artists are idle, with no prospects, many of them living between despair and disarray. In such context, it becomes urgent and a priority to offer assistance and support mechanisms for artists so that creativity and artistic productivity do not stop, but also allow them to effectively resist the pandemic and preserve the socio-economic structure of the already fragile African creative sector.

In light of this context, the Fonds Africain pour la Culture / African Culture Fund (ACF) is launching this third batch of calls for projects, this time for both individual artists and cultural organizations, in the framework of the Solidarity Fund for Artists and Cultural Organizations in Africa (SOFACO), in order to support African artists who are severely affected by the harmful effects of Covid-19.

Deadline: 20 May 2021

Who is it for:


  • Be an artist with at least five years of experience, practicing and residing in Africa;

  • Demonstrate a situation of vulnerability (or a shortfall) arising from the Covid-19 health crisis;

  • Submit a project request for subsistence (food grant, health grant or professional grant) or for assistance to creation (artistic creation or innovation within the context of Covid-19).


  • Be an artistic cultural organization operating in Africa, with at least five years of experience.

For this third call “Special Covid-19 / Artists and Cultural Organisations”, ACF supports requests in the following two categories of projects:

Category 1: Applications for subsistence grants

  • These relate to food grants, health grants and professional grants

Category 2: Requests for assistance to creation

These requests relate to artistic creation or innovation projects adapted to the context of Covid-19 in Africa

Individual artists may apply for the following types of aid support:

  • Subsistence grant (food grants, health grants)

  • Assistance to creation

Cultural Organisations may apply for the following types of aid support:

  • Professional grants

  • Assistance to creation

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Contact Deatils:

LOCATION: Bamako, Faso Kanu-Sogoniko district, Rue 80 Porte 186

PHONE NUMBERS: (+223) 20 20 43 45 / (+223) 82 11 01 27

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