Pro Helvetia Grant opens Confluences call for African musicians

African musicians interested in the Pro Helvetia Grant can now apply for the Confluences call, which looks to enable shared space for collaboration, creation and documentation of new work between musicians who have an existing creative relationship. 

The call is by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and for musicians based in the region and Switzerland.

Such musicians can apply for the grant that provides an opportunity to breathe new life into fragments, sketches, first ideas and unrealised synergies and possibilities generated through encounters between artists from these very different worlds over the past years here. According to the organisation, these may have been in the context of Pro Helvetia-supported research trips, residencies and tours or through entirely independent initiatives.

Deadline is October 10.

Benefits to successful applicants include grants of up to 10 000 Swiss francs to support the writing/development process, studio time as well as mobility and associated expenses specific to each submission. 

Applications can be submitted by individual artists, bands and collectives.

Confluences provides an opportunity to amplify the richness of collaboration between musicians in Switzerland and in the regions [countries listed below] addressed by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, supporting connection, curiosity and innovation.

Countries within the regions supported by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg:

Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Kenya, Comoros, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Zambia, Sao Tome and Préncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Chad, Uganda, Central African Republicand  Zimbabwe.


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