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Music In Africa Foundation - Sound Connects Fund: 2nd Call For Applications - 15 April 2022

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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 second call for applications is now open and will close on 15 April 2022

Made possible with funding from the ACP-EU Culture Programme, the Fund is aimed at accelerating development in Southern Africa while increasing the capacities of practitioners in the region. 

Overview:

The Sound Connects Fund is a multifaceted initiative that aims to accelerate development and increase the capacity of the cultural and creative sectors in Southern Africa. It offers financial support in the form of grants and a comprehensive capacity-building programme aimed at recipients of the Fund.  The Fund will support projects across a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to, performing arts, visual arts animation, film, gaming,  photography, videography etcEligible countries are; Angola, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Priority projects:

The Sound Connects Fund supports 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. 

Visit the Music in Africa website for more details: https://www.musicinafrica.net/SCF
Apply now: https://www.musicinafrica.net/2nd-call-applications

 

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