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new Art new Audiences Scheme 2016 – Now Open

This award scheme is administered through the British Council. The British Council is an international organisation with the purpose of providing educational opportunities and securing cultural relations. new Art new Audiences makes up one of the three funding opportunities of the British Council’s East Africa Arts Programme, which is British Council’s framework for working with Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and the United Kingdom.

The intention behind this grant scheme is to build connections between modern East African and British culture in order to increase knowledge and understanding within the creative industries. It is expected that this scheme will allow artists to make new partnerships. Projects should produce new art either within or across the relevant art forms.

Artists, musicians, film makers and cultural organisations are eligible to apply. The art form in question should fall within one of the following categories: architecture, design fashion, film, music, dance and theatre, creative economy, cultural skills unit, literature and visual arts. Individuals may apply as long as they have sufficient experience of managing projects of a significant, comparable scale. They should also have a bank account.

Projects should work across two East African countries and one country in the United Kingdom and should be conceptualised, managed and administered by one East African or United Kingdom based partner. The audience and participants who will be involved within the project should be between the ages of 18 and 35. The applicant may however be of any age.

Grants worth between £2,000 and £20,000 are available. Expression of interest forms can be downloaded from the British Council website. After the deadline has passed, the judging panel will prepare a shortlist who will then be invited to submit full new Art new Audiences application forms. Partnership will need to be secured by this stage. Successful projects should run within a twelve month period between October 2016 and September 2017. Match funding may be available for some projects.

The deadline for expression of interest forms will be 31 July 2016.

Follow this link for further information and guidance:

https://www.britishcouncil.co.ke/programmes/arts/east-africa-arts 

Global Challenges Research Fund, Building Resilience Call

http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/gcrf-building-resilience-call/

The call is open to proposals addressing resilience to natural and man-made environmental hazards in a range of developing world contexts. The focus is on how to build resilience in relation to both sudden and slow-onset environmental hazards (eg land-degradation, deforestation, drought, hurricanes, climate change) taking into account the intersections and relationships with other contexts such as conflict and fragility, poverty and famine, urbanisation, economics and health / disease risks.

Value: up to £250,000

Deadline: 1 Nov 2016

Open Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships, which include a strand for Designers in partnership with the British Council. This is the third and final year of the partnership.

The Design Fellowships are awarded for projects that add to international collaboration and understanding, and also bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in the UK. Designers in the following applied arts are eligible to apply:

  • Architecture
  • Interiors
  • Product
  • Graphic Design

Successful applicants will be able to apply to the British Council’s Architecture Design Fashion department for a follow-up grant to help with events, exhibitions and further international collaboration to further the outcomes of their Churchill Fellowship.

2016 Fellows in the Design category include:

  • Marc Cairns, Pidgin Perfect. The multidisciplinary designer, who is based in Glasgow, will be travelling to Albania, Serbia, Azerbaijan and Turkey investigating public engagement in architecture and planning.
  • Alexander Groves, Studio Swine. The London-based designer will be travelling to Brazil to research design projects which promote sustainable products from the Amazon Rainforest.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 20 September 2016.

Full details and how to apply can be found on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website.

Cultural Protection Fund: 2016 – 2020 | British Council

“In partnership with the Department for Culture Media and Sport., the British Council will be launching the Cultural Protection Fund on Monday 27 June 2016. Our objective for the new £30 million fund is to help to create opportunities for economic and social development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage in conflict-affected regions overseas.
The intrinsic value of cultural heritage is immeasurable. Socially, it can embody the identities and histories of people and communities to support post-war recovery through cohesion and wellbeing. Economically, cultural heritage sites and buildings can provide opportunities for sustainable development, tourism and regeneration.
Initially the Fund will be focussed on UK organisations working in partnership with bodies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, specifically Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen.
Fund Design
The Cultural Protection Fund will invite applications for both smaller projects, grants under 100K, and larger projects, grants over 100k. It will be a two stage process. Applicants will be asked to complete an Expression of Interest Form, to confirm eligibility, before being invited to complete a full Application Form. These forms will be available to download on this webpage from 27 June.
It will be essential for applicants to have existing partners in the target countries. Information on the experience and credentials of these partnerships, as well as a strong knowledge and understanding of local context, will need to be provided.
Applicants will need to provide a clear project plan and timeline, evidence of demand and delivery capability including a full budget breakdown, and information on how security risks will be managed monitored and evaluated.
It will be possible to apply for multi-year grants and the anticipated maximum for any such application will be £3m. The anticipated maximum for an application in any one round will be £500K.
Timeline
2016
In the fund’s first year, there will be only one funding round for larger project applications. The deadline will be at the end of August, with the intention that awards will be made at the end of October / November 2016.
Rolling assessments will take place for smaller project applications in August, October and December 2016.
In order to strengthen the knowledge base for the Fund, British Council and DCMS have agreed to commission detailed country surveys in the first year. The surveys will provide information about needs, existing activity and potential partners. It will inform assessment and evaluation as well as supporting applicants to develop relevant and impactful projects
2017 onwards
There will be two grant application rounds for larger project applications in each financial year. Other than in the first year, the awards will be made for larger projects at the beginning of April and October in each financial year. In order to ensure maximum time for applicants to put together proposals, the rounds will open in proceeding September and March.
For smaller project applications will be reviewed on a rolling assessment programme every quarter (September, December, April and July).
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