2017 British Council new Art, new Audience (nAnA) Program for East Africans


British Council’s East Africa Arts programme is pleased to call on  cultural partners across Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Sudan, Rwanda and the UK to submit an expression of interest for new Art new Audiences.Submissions are on-going but till 13th August 2017. All the eligibility criteria must be met as stated by each applicant.

Application Deadline: 13th August, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: England; Ethiopia; Kenya; Northern Ireland; Rwanda; Scotland; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; and Wales

About the Award: new Art new Audiences (nAnA) is an annual open call for 18 to 35-year-old artists, arts organisations, and art collectives from cities within England; Ethiopia; Kenya; Northern Ireland; Rwanda; Scotland; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; and Wales. nAnA gives an opportunity for artists from these cities to create new art together, and to showcase this art to audiences across these countries.

nAnA 2017 is particularly interested in supporting projects by artists, arts organisations and/or art collectives that already have, and want to build upon, cross country collaborations and connections. New partnerships are also encouraged and in the FAQs, you will see how British Council are offering support to identify arts partners in the UK and the East African region;

Type: Contest

Eligibility: There are no restrictions on art forms and there are no restrictions on themes.

– Applicants can apply as an individual artist(s), an arts organisation(s) or an art collective(s);
– Each project must focus on the creation of a new piece, or a new body of art;
– At least three different countries must be involved in the project, with at least two of these countries being from the East African region (and from the countries specified above);
– nAnA focuses on supporting art sectors within cities from the countries specified – artists, artworks and audiences must be connected to cities;
– Each project must focus on reaching an 18 to 35-year-old face to face, and online audience. nAnA aims to increase the visibility and awareness of new contemporary art from East Africa and the UK. The engagement of an online and/or face to          face audience is therefore essential;
– All key contributors involved in the project must be between 18 and 35-years-old;
– The projects can be match funded by other financial partners;
– Applicants can apply more than once to new Art new Audiences;
– Those who received nAnA 2016 grants (either primary or secondary partner) are also eligible to apply to nAnA 2017. However a primary nAnA 2016 partner cannot apply as the lead partner for nAnA 2017;
– All projects must be completed within 12 months of receiving funds from the British Council;
– A mid-project report and an end of project report will be expected in order to receive payment, a template will be provided for these reports;
– The project must be administrated by one person or organisation. They must have a bank account and a national ID in order to receive funds. They must also be responsible for the mid-project, end of project report, and for the externals                    communications of the project;
– 70% of funds will be granted upon signing a contract with the British Council, the remaining 30% of funds will be granted upon submitting your mid-project report.

Number of Awardees: 5 projects will be selected for nAnA 2017/18.

Value of ProgramUp to £30,000 will be allocated to each project

How to Apply: To apply, download application form from the downloads section in the programme webpage (link below)

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: British Council

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