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OPEN CALL: East Africa New Art New Audiences

OPEN CALL: East Africa New Art New Audiences

5 July 2017
by Niamh Tuft

nAnA is an annual grant for 18 to 35-year-old East African and British artists, arts organisations, and art collectives from cities within Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the UK.nAnA gives an opportunity for artists from these cities  to create new art together and to showcase this art to audiences across East Africa and the UK. 

nAnA 2017 Key Information

  • Selected by open call
  • nAnA will fund five new projects in 2017
  • Up to £30,000 can be allocated to each project
  • Artists, arts organisations and art collectives from the specified countries can connect to co-create, facilitate or co-produce new art together and then showcae this art to audiences across East Africa and the UK
  • There are no restrictions on art forms and no restrictions on themes

In 2016 projects awarded grants included: Diana Opti's Textile Print Project which brought designers and visual artists together to reimagine African textiles, Salooni a pop-up hair salon exploring the politics woven through and straightened out of black hair and ZineFutures East Africa which encourages the creation, viewing, and discussion of illustrated storytelling through easy to produce art zines and books.

The closing date for applications is 10pm on 13 August 2017

Full details and how to apply can be found on the British Council East Africa Arts website