We see mobility as movement, but also as building relationships and creating connections.
We believe mobility is both travelling across national borders and also collaborating with new communities that are right around your corner.
The East Africa Travel Grant, therefore, supports mobility for East African artists that facilitate meaningful connections to nurture, inspire and/or catalyse your work.
Who is the Grant for?
•The grant is accessible to artists, cultural practitioners, researchers and curators as well as Art groups/collectives and organisation looking to create new connections between the countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan.
•Successful applicants will be expected to share their travel experience through the creation and distribution of a 3 minute video.
•To follow the journeys we’ve supported so far, have a look at some of the grantees stories here; https://www.britishcouncil.org/east-africa-arts/projects/mobility
The Mobility East Africa Travel Grant is co-produced by the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme, Culture and Development East Africa CDEA plus anonymous donors.
How to apply
To apply, simply produce a: three-minute video (preferred); or fill in this application form answering the following questions. Note: when creating the video, please upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and paste the link to the video into the application form
1. Where do you want to go, why, and what will you do when you’re there? (Please give details on what the opportunity is, why it’s important to you, and how it will contribute to your artistic practice).
2. How will you share your journey with others? (When you arrive to your destination who will you connect with? And on return to your home how will you share the video that you create about the journey, and who will you share it with? Why do you want to make these new connections and what do you think they will lead to?)
3. What are the dates for travel? (Are these dates flexible, why is it important that you travel then?)
You need to answer all three questions with their associated details for your application to be considered.
The selection team will be looking for applications that:
•Show generous and innovative ways of sharing your travel experience with others, both online and offline;
•Demonstrate a clear connection to how this travel experience will support your artistic practice;
•Exhibit an interest in building community and connections between artists and art sectors in East Africa. Note: in order to ensure your travel will be embedded into context, the application should describe at least one community/person/organisation that you will connect to in the host location you are travelling to.
The East Africa _in Motion Travel Grant offers up to the value of £1,000 per person and up to £5000 per collective/group/organization (Paid in local currency)
This fund is exclusively for East African nationals and residents looking to travel to, or within, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda or Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan.
You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your application but unfortunately, due to the high demand for this grant, we shall only contact successful applicants.
Rolling Grant Cycle
The Mobility East Africa grant programme accepts applications all year round.
You can apply at any time but grant review can take up to 2 months.
Only applications submitted through the form will be considered.