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African Culture Fund
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African Culture Fund

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The African Culture Fund is a pan-African organization that aims to support the professionalization of the cultural and creative sector of African countries through innovative artistic projects that it finances.

For its second call, the Fund will support activities and projects in Visual and Performing Arts:

  • Performing arts projects are activities and projects of creation, production and dissemination of works and capacity building in the field of the performing arts. The current call concerns the following performing arts: music, dance and theater.

  • Visual arts projects are activities and projects of creation, production and dissemination of works and capacity building in the field of visual arts. This call concerns traditional visual arts, photography, digital art, decorative arts (textile art, design, marquetry…) as well as all pre-production, production, post-production, dissemination and distribution concerning the following cinematographic and audiovisual disciplines: Fiction/animation, Documentaries, Art videos.

Criteria

This call covers all countries of the African continent.

To be eligible, candidates must meet the following conditions:

  • Be an African artist or cultural actor or from the African diaspora, an artistic or cultural organization or association established in Africa or cooperating on African projects with at least one African organization and having at least three years of experience;
  • Have a structure or be a member of an artistic or cultural organization or association;
  • Have a legal status (organizations);
  • Present a structuring project in response to the call for projects.

Benefits

For any request made in this call, the maximum budget is USD $10,000. Projects must be completed for a period not exceeding 18 months. ACF does not grant mobility grants. However, travel expenses can be covered when they are part of the implementation of a project.