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Call For Proposals: British Council Funded New Art New Audiences (nAnA) Grants Programme

Call for Proposals: British Council funded new Art new Audiences (nAnA) Grants Programme

Deadline: 13 August 2017

The British Council and East Africa Arts are seeking proposals for its grant programme “new Art new Audiences (nAnA)” to create new art together and to showcase this art to audiences across East Africa and the UK.

Key Features

  • nAnA will fund 5 new projects in 2017
  • Up to £30,000 will be allocated to each project
  • Artists, arts organisations and/or art collectives from the specified countries (listed below) must connect to co-create, co-facilitate or co-produce new art together.
  • 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
  • There are no restrictions on art forms and there are no restrictions on themes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • 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.

How to Apply

To apply for new Art new Audiences Grants all applicants should;

  1. Download and read the ‘nAnA 2017 Applicant Info Pack
  2. Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken to the ‘nAnA 2017 Application Form’ to complete an online application form which can be found here: Official nAnA Call for Proposals

The online application will ask 5 questions on your project idea; the connections and collaborations you are making to the specified countries, cities and to your collaborators; the audience reach; your timeline and communication plan; and your budget. There will also be an opportunity to link to images; videos and any other supporting content that you might wish to include.


nAnA 2017 application info pack

For more information, please visit Official British Council funded nAnA Call for Proposals.

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