Deadline:  12 October 2019

The African Culture Fund calls for proposals to supports activities and projects that fall into the following areas.

Lot 1 : Performing arts

The projects involved in this call are activities and projects of creation, production and dissemination of works and capacity building in the field of the performing arts.
The current call concerns the following performing arts: music, dance and theater.

Lot 2 : Visual arts

The projects involved in this call are activities and projects of creation, production and dissemination of works and capacity building in the field of visual arts.

This call concerns traditional visual arts, photography, digital art, decorative arts (textile art, design, marquetry…) as well as all pre-production, production, post-production, dissemination and distribution concerning the following cinematographic and audiovisual disciplines:

  • Fiction / animation (short films, medium-length films, feature films or series);
  • Documentaries (unitary or series);
  • Art videos.

This call covers all countries of the African continent.

For any request made in this call, the maximum budget is US $ 10,000. Projects must be completed for a period not exceeding 18 months.
ACF does not grant mobility grants. However, travel expenses can be covered when they are part of the implementation of a project.

Selection procedure

Application selection procedure is in five (05) steps:

  • Registration and filing of files ;
  • Registration and filing of files ;
  • Administrative review of applications ;
  • Evaluation by the award committee (Jury) ;
  • Approval of the list of selected projects ;
  • Approval of allocation of funds.

Applications are evaluated by an independent award committee composed of professionals working in the African cultural sector and knowing the artistic realities in the different African regions.

Criteria for evaluation

The committee evaluates the applications according to four (04) criteria:

  • The originality / innovation / creativity of the project or concept ;
  • The technical quality of the file;
  • The financial quality of the project ;
  • The relevance / sustainability of the project or concept in relation to the African or regional context.

Contract and Funding Modality

The Fund will sign a contract with the grant beneficiary that will include information on the activities to be carried out, the value of the contract, payment terms and reports.

The approved projects are funded in two (02) installments:

  • 80% of the grant, when signing the contract (pre-financing);
  • 20% of the grant, at the end of the project and upon presentation and approval of the reports (balance).

ACF is not obliged to cover the total amount of the requested grant.

How to apply?

Applicants must complete an online funding application form via the following link:

The deadline for the submission of proposals is  12 October 2019 at midnight GMT.

Applications must be submitted in

The applicant will receive an automatic acknowledgment of receipt email once the application has been received. Applicants are invited to provide all requested documents, ACF will not contact applicants if part of their application is incomplete.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The results will be posted on ACF’s website and social networks (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

Deadline:  12 October 2019


For more information, please visit the official website of the African Culture Fund.

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