ACF HAS THE HONOR TO PRESENT THE RESULTS OF FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS – VISUAL ARTS
The first call for proposals of the African Culture Fund (ACF) dedicated to the visual arts was launched on October 08, 2018 and closed on December 05, 2018.
At the closing of the call, 446 projects were registered, including 238 individuals and 208 organizations. 438 projects come from 34 African countries (60 proposals from South Africa, 9 from Algeria, 1 from Angola, 9 from Benin, 13 from Burkina Faso, 1 from Burundi, 14 from Cameroon, 2 from Congo Brazzaville, 15 from DRC, 14 from Côte d’Ivoire, 1 from Djibouti, 15 from Egypt, 1 from Gambia, 18 from Ghana, 16 from Kenya, 4 from Madagascar, 4 from Malawi, 30 from Mali, 16 from Morocco, 3 Mauritius, 3 from Mozambique, 3 from Namibia, 11 from Niger, 29 from Nigeria, 9 from Uganda, 10 from Rwanda, 12 from Senegal, 6 from South Sudan, 2 from Tanzania, 56 from Togo, 31 from Tunisia, 1 from Zambia and 9 from Zimbabwe). 8 projects come from the African diaspora based in 6 countries around the world: 2 proposals from Australia, 1 from Finland, 2 from France, 1 from Italy, 1 from the United Kingdom and 1 from Yemen.
The selection process was divided into three steps: the recording and the processing of the application files which allowed to record and classify the files according to their nature (individuals or institutions), the administrative check of the files by a reading committee and evaluation and final selection by an autonomous and independent jury.
The jury composed of three jurors from three African countries (Tanzania, South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo) met on February 1 and 2, 2019 to make the final selection and the deliberation of the applications.
At the end of the deliberation, 12 projects were selected for funding, including 7 projects of individuals (3 projects presented by women and 4 projects presented by men) and 5 projects of cultural organizations. The 12 selected projects come from 11 countries of the African continent (South Africa, Djibouti, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda).
In addition, 5 projects were selected to constitute the reserve list, including 3 individual projects and 2 cultural organizations’ projects. The proposals included in this reserve list could possibly benefit from a grant, ONLY if one of the 12 beneficiaries is not able to sign the grant contract and / or implement the project within three months of the publication and communication of results.
The African Culture Fund reserves the right to cancel the grant contract or not to allocate all available funds if the beneficiaries are unable to implement their projects according to the selection criteria and guidelines of the 1st Call.