Call for Proposals: Music In Africa Connects – Artist Mobility Programme 2017

MUSIC IN AFRICA CONNECTS

The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) is inviting musicians to apply for touring support as part of its recently launched Music In Africa Connects – Artist Mobility Programme. The Mobility Programme is in collaboration with Siemens Foundation and the German Federal Foreign Office.

WHICH COUNTRIES ARE ELIGIBLE?

The programme supports musicians in seven African countries to undertake live music performances (tours) and collaborations, provided that such activities do not compromise the safety of the participants. Participating countries are Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria (Northern), Chad, Mali and Niger.

WHAT TYPE OF TOURS ARE COVERED?

The mobility programme typically offers support for national, regional and international tours but this call is for NATIONAL TOURS only,

National (where musicians tour locally in their own countries).

The bulk of the activities must take place outside the city/location where the artist or band is based and must not go beyond the country.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2017

WHO CAN APPLY?

This opportunity is open to all musicians (18 years and above) from the participating countries such as solo musicians, bands etc. (the beneficiary).

The artist or band should choose one person to make the application on their behalf (the applicant). This can be someone who is part of the band or the solo artist him/herself. Applicants can also choose someone who is not part of the band to represent them e.g. an organisations or a companies. However applicants remain responsible for managing and reporting on how the support has been utilized if the grant is approved.

Proof of identification will be required for individuals as well as registration documents for companies and organisations.

TIMELINE FOR COMPLETION

Touring projects applied for must start from October 15, 2017 onwards and must be completed by December 15, 2017;

KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER 

  • Applicants may visit more than one city and/or perform at more than one venue in each city. Performances at festivals and showcases, etc. are welcome if they are taking place in the same country.
  • The applicant should be able to demonstrate that such performances will develop her/his professional or creative practice;
  • Tour projects that have artistic collaboration components between musicians that lead to live music performances are welcome.
  • Proof of tour arrangements will be required from the venues where the performances will take place.
  • The artist or band must have a valid bank account;

WHAT KINDS OF PROJECTS ARE INELIGIBLE

  • Recording of albums;
  • Academic research projects;
  • Scholarships and fellowships for studies or training courses;
  • Fundraising events, such as charity galas;
  • Projects supporting political parties or religious faith; Music education projects.

AMOUNT TO BE AWARDED

Applicants may request up to €2 000. The amount of €2 000 must not exceed 80% of the total costs of the project.

Projects requesting amounts higher than the limits stated above will not be considered.

Applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding and sponsorship, and are encouraged to form partnerships with host venues, festivals or music events that will enable them to receive contributions from the venues towards technical costs.

WHAT TYPES OF COSTS CAN BE REIMBURSED

  • Travel and transportation costs (maximum €600).
  • Accommodation (maximum of €50 per night, per person).
  • Daily meal allowance (maximum of €20 per day, per person).
  • Technical support: sound, lighting, equipment (maximum €200).
  • Publicity: design, printing, distribution (up to the value of €100).
  • Coordination, administration and management costs (up to the amount of €200).

If you have questions about this Call, please email claire@musicinafrica.net.

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