⏰ Deadline: 1 August 2019
🌍 Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt
AFAC Launches a New Cultural Program for North Africa
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new grants program titled the North Africa Cultural Program, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
The North Africa Cultural Program (NACP) is a three-year program (2019-2022) that is dedicated to five countries of North Africa- namely Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya- and that comprises two support schemes: a National Fund and a Regional Fund. Together, the two funds aim to strengthen independent arts and culture entities (institutions, collectives, networks, spaces…), encourage regional collaborations, and focus on supporting distribution, circulation and dissemination of artistic works in all fields.
Through an open call scheme, this program provides up to three-year institutional and programmatic support to active arts and culture entities based in each of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, as well as for transboundary projects that promote joint artistic collaborations, distribution, and the professionalization of arts and culture practices among those five countries and with the rest of the Arab and African regions.
The program’s National Fund provides a total grant between $75.000 and $200.000 per grant, to begin in November 2019 and end by March 2022. The Regional Fund provides a total grant between $150,000 and $300,000 per grant, to begin in December 2019 / January 2020 and end by March 2022.
Grants are directed towards local independent arts and culture entities (institutions, collectives, spaces, networks, social enterprises…) based in one of the five countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. In the case of Libya, those can be operational outside Libya as long as the work is relevant to and benefits the Libyan arts and culture scene.
Projects with young audiences that aim to cultivate appreciation for the arts are encouraged!