Art Moves Africa: the Mobility Fund of Artists & Cultural Operators within Africa

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Publication of a guide to funding opportunities for international cultural mobility – Africa (AMA/On the Move partnership with the support of KAMS)

Art Moves AfricaKorea Arts Management Service* and On the Move are very pleased to present the Guide to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals – Africa.**

The main objective of this cultural mobility funding guide is to provide an overview of the funding bodies and programmes that support the international mobility of artists and cultural operators from Africa and travelling to Africa. It also aims to provide input for funders and policy makers on how to fill the existing gaps in funding for international cultural exchange. All in all 87 funding organisations and 133 funding schemes related to Africa are listed together with 38 funding bodies and 48 funding schemes with an international outreach as well as key resources on mobility funding for artists and cultural organisations.

This guide is modelled on the guides to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals in Europe, Asia, the Arab Region and the USA. In the Africa guide you will find funding opportunities relevant to most artistic and cultural disciplines, classified by types of funding organisations. The list includes only regular funding opportunities, whose terms and application procedures are accessible online, and that cover travel costs (partially or completely).

This guide - whose information was mostly compiled between August-December 2015 by AMA researcher Lara Bourdin - is an attempt to gather all the resources in one document. It draws on extensive online research as well as on previously completed studies: namely, AMA’s studies on mobility and touring in East Africa (2011, 2012) and Central Africa (2015), and the Cultural Mobility Funding Guide – Focus on the 13 Arab Countries (by the Arab Education Forum, in collaboration with OTM and thanks to the support of Korea Arts Management Service).

Download the guide using the following links:

Single-page version or double-page version

AMA would like to thank Marie Le Sourd from On the Move for her generous assistance and hard work on the coordination of the guide, and Yumi Hwangbo and Bo Yeon Shin from Korea Arts Management Service for their support.

The design of the guide is by Eps51 - Berlin.


* KAMS is supported by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Also check out theApro: channelling inclusive and extensive information on the Korean performing arts scene, this site facilitates a platform for both on- and off-line communities to share information, ideas, knowledge and experiences, as well as opportunities for international exchanges.

** The French version of the guide will be published in Spring 2016 thanks to the support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

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