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British Council new Art new Audiences (nAnA) Grants 2017

British Council new Art new Audiences (nAnA) Grants 2017

Deadline: August 13, 2017

Submit proposals for the British Council new Art new Audiences (nAnA) Grants 2017. new Art new Audiences (nAnA) is an annual open call for artists, arts organisations, and art collectives from cities within England, Ethiopia, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Scotland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Wales. nAnA gives an opportunity for artists from these cities to create new art together, and to showcase this art to audiences across these countries. The British Council works across eight art forms. These are Architecture, Design Fashion, Film, Music, Dance and Theatre, Creative Economy, Cultural Skills, Literature, and Visual Arts. new Art new Audiences is looking for projects that produce new art within or across these art forms. They are also looking for projects that challenge these art forms. What they are not looking for, are works already created.


  • nAnA will fund 5 new projects in 2017; Up to £30,000 will be allocated to each project.


  • Applicants can apply as an individual artist(s), an arts organisation(s) or an art collective(s);
  • Each project must focus on the creation of a new piece, or a new body of art;
  • At least three different countries must be involved in the project, with at least two of these countries being from the East African region;
  • nAnA focuses on supporting art sectors within cities from the countries specified – artists, artworks and audiences must be connected to cities;
  • Each project must focus on reaching an 18 to 35-year-old face to face, and online audience. nAnA aims to increase the visibility and awareness of new contemporary art from East Africa and the UK. The engagement of an online and/or face to face audience is therefore essential;
  • All key contributors involved in the project must be between 18 and 35-years-old;
  • The projects can be match funded by other financial partners;
  • Applicants can apply more than once to new Art new Audiences;
  • Those who received nAnA 2016 grants (either primary or secondary partner) are also eligible to apply to nAnA 2017. However a primary nAnA 2016 partner cannot apply as the lead partner for nAnA 2017;
  • All projects must be completed within 12 months of receiving funds from the British Council;
  • A mid-project report and an end of project report will be expected in order to receive payment, a template will be provided for these reports;
  • The project must be administrated by one person or organisation. They must have a bank account and a national ID in order to receive funds. They must also be responsible for the mid-project, end of project report, and for the externals communications of the project;
  • 70% of funds will be granted upon signing a contract with the British Council, the remaining 30% of funds will be granted upon submitting your mid-project report.


  • To apply for new Art new Audiences you will have to complete an online application form;
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email from the British Council confirming receipt. You will be notified on Friday September 8, 2017 if your project has been shortlisted.

Application Timeline

  • July 1, 2017: Grant Opens
  • August 13, 2017: Application deadline
  • August 14 – September 8, 2017: Shortlisting Period
  • September 8, 2017: Shortlisted candidates notified and invited to interview
  • September 11 – 15, 2017: Skype interviews with shortlisted applicants
  • September 18 – 21, 2017: Final selection
  • September 22, 2017: All applicants informed

For more information, visit new Art new Audiences (nAnA) Grants.

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