Deadline:

1 September 2019.

Location:

Online.

(Partially Funded)

Description

AFAC’s Program for Granting Music 2019

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC was founded in 2007 to build a flourishing cultural and artistic scene across the Arab region that contributes to establishing open and vibrant societies, where young and seasoned voices engage with each other in the wake of the massive transformations being witnessed by the region. For this reason, AFAC is pleased to announce the launch of Music grant program.

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The Music grant supports production, performances, collaborations, album recordings and festivals.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Music.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

2 Years (The project’s time frame should not exceed 24 months

  • Result Announcement: 29 Nov 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • AFAC is open to receive project applications from all Arab individuals working in arts and culture.
  • Project applications are accepted irrespective of age, years of experience, country of residence, ethnicity, gender or religion.
  • AFAC also accepts proposals from local, regional and international institutions whose projects are related to Arab culture. These include artistic, cultural, social and educational institutions, venues, centers and organizations, governmental and non-governmental, that are engaging with contemporary Arab arts and culture.
  • Projects must be completed within 2 years of signing the contract, during which grantees are expected so submit the necessary financial and narrative reports.
  • Projects may be implemented anywhere as long as they are created by Arab artists or – as in the case of non-Arab institutions – relevant to the Arab region.
  • AFAC will not provide support retroactively, i.e. to projects already completed. For projects that have already started, AFAC will cover the expenses that will occur only after the signature of the contract if the project is selected.

AFAC will not consider applications submitted by:

  • Members of the Board of Trustees, their business partners or family members.
  • AFAC staff members, their business partners or family members.
  • Members of the current year’s juror committees.
  • Recipients of two consecutive grants unless two years had passed since the last grant (e.g. If a grantee had received two grants in 2016 and 2017, s/he can apply again in 2020).
  • Applicants who have a current open grant.
  • Each applicant (individual or institution) is entitled to one application in the same category.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Music Grant Program provides annual grants ranging from a few thousand U.S. dollars up to a maximum of fifty thousand U.S. dollars.
  • The AFAC grant covers project-related expenses (including artist fees). In the case of institutions, a small percentage of the grant (not exceeding 15%) can be allocated for certain running costs. AFAC and the jury reserve the right to determine whether the proposed running costs items are relevant or not.
  • When the grant from AFAC exceeds ten thousand dollars yet only covers a portion of the project’s overall budget, the grantee is obliged to raise 70% of the remaining budget in order to be awarded the grant. In the event that the grantee is unable to procure 70% of the remaining project budget within 90 days of receiving the grant, the latter will be canceled.
  • AFAC does not offer mobility grants. Travel costs can be covered by the AFAC grant only when they are part of the implementation of a project.
  • AFAC is not obliged to cover the total amount of the requested grant.

Payment Conditions & Schedule:

  • If AFAC awards a grantee US $10,000 or less, s/he will receive 70% of the grant amount as a first payment. Once the project is completed and the grantee has submitted the deliverables, narrative and financial reports, the remaining 30% will be transferred.
  • For grants exceeding US $10,000, grant installments will be released only after the grantee submits proof of securing 70% of the remaining total project budget. When the latter condition is fulfilled, grantees will receive 50% of the grant amount as the first payment. When 80% of the first payment has been spent, the grantee must submit an interim narrative and financial report to AFAC. Once the report is approved, grantees will receive 35% of the grant total amount as a second payment.
  • With submission of the final deliverables and reports, the remaining 15% of the grant total amount will be transferred and the grant will be closed.

How to Apply

First Step: To apply, please login (or register) with your username and password.

Second Step: Once you login you will be directed to the applications page. In case you don’t have an existing account, please create one here

Notes:

  • It is highly recommended to submit supporting material/samples for the project you are applying with.
  • Applications lacking in supporting material will not be considered for evaluation nor will the applicant be contacted to send the missing material.
  • It is mandatory to submit samples of previous works/projects (up to three maximum) unless the project you are applying with is your first work.
  • For projects involving training, the following supporting materials are required:
    -Curriculum of the training
    -Trainers; CVs and agreement/commitment letter from the trainers attesting to their participation
  • For projects that involve work with external consultants (designers, trainers, performers, venue …), a commitment letter from this third party is required.
  • For projects that include an album recording or music production, sample from the submitted project is mandatory.
  • For projects involving festivals and concerts, applicants must include the names of the artists participating with respective letters confirming their participation.
  • Supporting files/samples of current submitted project and/or previous work smaller than 10 MB can be uploaded directly to the application. Supporting files/samples of current submitted project and/or previous work exceeding 10 MB should be included as links to files on sharing websites (such as Dropbox, Vimeo, YouTube…).
  • For all projects, include a detailed budget.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Salma Abd El Aziz / Egypt

Reviewed by: “ Ahmed Hussein / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team