Welcome to the second call for applications of the ACP-EU Culture Programme(Eastern Africa): Ignite Culture! Ignite Culture's first application call was launched in August 2021 and awarded grants to our first cohort of 19 organisations in 2022. This grant was designed to enable organizations to successfully develop new ventures, programs and projects for their target communities and demographics, which will go a long way to making their own work and the work of their target communities more sustainable.
(Organizations in this case means:associations,businesses,NGO's,Public or government institutions,local authorities,universities,cultural institutes,museums,art centers,agencies,collectives,consortias,etc.provided they demonstrate legal and administrative autonomy.)
This grant will also enable recipients to design, implement and engage in any suitable activities that
Through this grant financing of between 30,000 euros and 180,000 euros, prospective applicants should direct any financial support toward the following activities:
Applicants may apply for grant funding of between € 30,000 to € 180,000. For the purpose of the application, this is divided into three tiers:
Eligible organisations/individuals need to be registered no later than 31st December 2017 and must have audited statements either for a half-year period or full-year period for the years 2017 and/or 2018.
(However,if your organisation was registered after 31st December 2017 and is still interested in Ignite Culture, you can apply as part of a group with an organisation which was registered on or before 31st December 2017)
The primary purpose of all projects awarded funding under this programme must be the growth and development of the cultural and creative sectors of one or more of the eligible fourteen (14) Eastern African countries.
Lead applicants may apply with any of the following:
ACP West Africa- Benin,Burkina Faso,Cape Verde,Gambia,Ghana,Guinea,Guinea Bissau,Cote d'lvoire,Liberia,Mali,Mauritania,Niger,Nigeria,Senegal,Sierra Leone,Togo
ACP Central Africa-Cameroon,Central African Republic,Congo,Gabon,Equatorial Guinea,Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC),Sao Tome and Principe(STP),Chad
ACP Southern Africa-Zambia,Zimbabwe,Botswana,Lesotho,Malawi,Mozambique,Nambia,South Africa,Eswatini(formerly Swaziland).
The lead applicant organization must be working in any of the following value chains:
Cultural and Natural Heritage
|Museums,archeological and historic places,Cultural landscapes,natural heritage,archives,cultural preservation work,cultural food and cuisine,hair,beauty and cosmetic products|
|Performance and Celebration||Perfoming arts,recorded music,festivals(music,film,theatre,poetry etc)fairs,feasts|
|Cultural Infrastructure||Physical infrastructure,digital infrastructure|
|Visual Arts and Crafts||Fine arts,photography,crafts|
|Books and Press||Books,newspapers and magazines,other printed matter,ebooks,physical libraries,virtual libraries,books fairs|
Audio Visual and interactive Media
Design and Creative Services
Film,TV,radio,podcasting,vlogging,video games,Virtual Reality(VR),Augmented Reality(AR) and new media
Fashion, apparel and accessories design, interior design and decorative home,graphic design,architecture
|Creative and Cultural Education||Training, workshops,curriculum development|
|Intangible Cultural Heritage||Oral traditions and expressions,rituals,languages,social practices,food and cuisine practices,hair,beauty and cosmetic practices|
Online applications open wednesday, 6th July 2022.Watch the How to apply video:a step by step guide by Mars Maasai for a detailed understanding of the application process.
Other helpful materials to guide the development of your proposal include: