Music In Africa Live calls for grant applications

Ghanaian singer Cina Soul at Music In Africa Foundation's ACCES conference in 2019 © Paul Addo

The Music In Africa Foundation is inviting music industry practitioners based in Africa to apply for grants from its recently launched Music In Africa Live (MIAL) project, which aims to support musicians and the industry at large to navigate challenges and new realities introduced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covering all African countries, MIAL will:

  • offer financial support to operators, enabling them to create high-quality works and promote, market and showcase their content to a wider global audience, primarily via digital means
  • facilitate the creation and dissemination of educational content with a view to upskilling and enabling professionals to adjust and adapt to the needs of the changing music industry

MIAL will seek to enable musicians to earn income from digital live performances while also supporting capacity-building projects that develop critical skills among professionals using digital means.

Applications are open for two categories of grant:

  • Showcase grants: These support the production of high-quality digital live concerts with African musicians, with an emphasis on professional productions that offer real exposure, potential export opportunities and generally more opportunities for participants.
  • Capacity-building grants: These are open to digitally deliver initiatives that develop relevant critical skills for music professionals to navigate new challenges and the transformations of the industry, especially those introduced by the pandemic.

Projects applied for must start from 15 October 2020 onwards and must be completed by 15 December 2020.

Grants range from €5000-€8000 and the deadline for applications is 26 September 2020.


To find out more and apply, please click here.

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