The British Council in Egypt is delighted to announce its ‘Grants to Artists’ fund for 2013. The aim of the grants is to support young Egyptian artists in all fields. This year the focus of the grants is on work that engages with the wider community in Egypt. The term ‘wider community’ implies communities that don’t have a tradition of engaging with arts and cultural activity.
The size of the grants awarded will vary, but most are expected to be under £2000. Grants will be paid into recipients’ accounts by bank transfer. Artists who receive grants will be expected to document what they do with the monies and share their experiences with other grantees and wider audiences. This could be done through blogs, video clips or other media; interviews may be arranged by the British Council with Egyptian and UK media outlets.
The grants scheme is open to Egyptian citizens currently practising in one of the following art forms: music, film, theater, literature, dance, visual arts and design. There are no strict age limits but applicants are expected to be in their final year of university or beyond. Artists who received grants in 2012 are not eligible to apply this year.
Key factors considered in the awarding of grants:
1. How your project engages with a community.
2. How your project uses the arts to deliver benefits for that community.
3. That your project is clearly explained and appears to be deliverable.
4. That there is a clear budget which details:
•What the grant will be used for.
•What other sources of funding you have applied for.
•How the money will be spent.
Note: There will be one call for grant applications in 2013.
Open call for applications: May 1, 2013
Deadline for applications: May 24, 2013
Decisions announced: June 13, 2013
Grants paid into recipients’ bank accounts: June 30, 2013
Please complete the attached application form
in English and email it to Grants@britishcouncil.org.eg by May 23, 2013. Please do not write more than two pages