SECOND CALL FOR FUNDING PROPOSALS FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF DANCE, THEATRE, MUSIC AND VISUAL ARTS NEWS
Pro Helvetia is pleased to announce a further call for ANT funding applications for the period 2012-2013. This Ant Funding is made available through a renewed agreement with the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC) which, for the past 13 years, has supported the arts in the Southern African region.
The funding is available for projects in dance, theatre, music and visual arts that provide increased public exposure of high quality contemporary work across national borders (e.g. presentation of a South African work in Zimbabwe). Priority countries are South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, but motivations for opportunities in other SADC countries will be considered.
The primary focus of this is funding is to assist in the distribution of works to a broader Southern African audience (rather than support to production process, residencies, pure exchange projects, etc.). The funding line is designed to accommodate support of on average 35,000 ZAR, with a maximum of 50,000 ZAR depending on the number of artists involved. Applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding from other sources.
The second call funding will be made according to the following dates: 2nd Call 2012 The call for funding will be made on 18 July 2102. Deadline for receipt of applications is 3 September 2012.
Decisions concerning the allocation of funding will be released by September 15 2012
1. Approximately 6 projects will be funded per call.
2. As the objective for this funding is to support the mobility of performances and distribution of exhibitions, applying artists should have letters of expression of interest from the host or venue. Applying programmers / hosts should in turn have letters of acceptance from artists/organisations they have invited.
3. Applicants are encouraged to describe how their project/performance will contribute to the increase of capacity of partners by strengthening networks and creating links. While the emphasis is on performance and exhibition, emerging opportunities for mutual exchange and collaboration will be indicated.
Pro Helvetia’s overall objective with this funding is to contribute to the development of a strong, independent, well-networked and organized and high quality arts sector in the region, which manages to create livelihoods for innovative young professional artists, who create a role for the professional arts in providing an independent voice in society.
High-quality projects are therefore sought that can effectively partner with Pro Helvetia towards making this vision a reality.
4. Applicants are requested to download the application form from the website: www.prohelvetia.org.za
Completed applications should be sent to:firstname.lastname@example.org
5. As the amount available for this funding is modest, applicants are requested to submit their budget with the following line items included:
• Per diems (no more than R200 per day per person)
• Travel • Accommodation (limited to R500 per person)
• Insurance• Some transport / technical production costs
Any other line items (e.g. promotion, artists’ fees) will only exceptionally be considered for funding trough this call, a decision which is to be made by the panel when these costs are also included in the requested budget. The final amount awarded will depend on the individual needs of the project.
Indication should be given about part-funding that might be available from other sources, as well as any contributions in kind that might be as a result of the partnership/relationship with the host/receiving organisation.