The British Council Connect ZA Arts Programme seeks original and adventurous artistic project proposals, which tell and share the story of contemporary South Africa and the UK, culminating in high quality live, or digital performance, showcase or other public facing events, to form part of the British Council Connect ZA Arts Programme 2016/17.
The programme supports connections between young people aged 18-35 in both countries with a series of arts projects, making use where possible of advances in digital platforms to build networks of emerging creative talent in music, film, visual art and design.
This creative call is open to partners who have not previously had projects included in the British Council Connect ZA Arts Programme. The British Council hopes to expand the creative landscape on both sides through investment and support of new partnerships.
The British Council seeks a strong mix of projects that may be a combination of more than one art form, but is particularly interested in projects from the sectors of live performance, visual art and from creative institutions. Applications from women or applications with content aimed at women, who are currently underrepresented in the creative industries, are strongly encouraged.
Projects must be devised for our 18–35 audience, contemporary urban demographic. Should engage and extend reach across multiple digital platforms (such as; social media, online engagement, the use of tech or digital content). Projects must be collaborative and mutually beneficial – to artists, participants and audiences in both countries.
The three creative categories available include:
- People to People (New Partners), amount up to £3500 GBP
- Practice to Practice (New Projects), amount up to £7,500 GBP
- Place to Place (New Spaces), amount up to £15,000 GBP