Updated Apr 30, 2021

Launch of the SOFACO Batch No.3 Call for proposals “Special Covid-19 / Individual artists and cultural organizations”

In many African countries, the majority of creation, production and distribution centers areclosed and artists are idle, with no prospects, many of them living between despair andDisarray.

In light of this context, the African Culture Fund (ACF) is launching this third batch of calls forprojects, this time for both individual artists and cultural organizations, in the framework ofthe Solidarity Fund for Artists and Cultural Organizations in Africa (SOFACO), in order tosupport African artists who are severely affected by the harmful effects of Covid-19.

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May 20, 2021Deadline
$3,622 - $6,037Amount
4 to 6 monthsDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasArchitecture, Design, Construction (Housing and Infrastructure)

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following conditions:


- Be an artist with at least five years of experience, practicing and residing in Africa;

- Demonstrate a situation of vulnerability (or a shortfall) arising from the Covid-19health crisis;

- Submit a project request for subsistence (food grant, health grant or professionalgrant) or for assistance to creation (artistic creation or innovation within the contextof Covid-19).

CULTURAL ORGANIZATION: - Be an artistic cultural organization operating in Africa, with at least five years of experience.

Application And Awards Process

Applicants must complete an online funding request form via the following link:


Applications submitted by any other channel will not be considered.

Applications can be submitted in English or French.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 20 May 2021 midnight GMT.


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