Call for Application: British Council Sub-Saharan Africa: Art Connects Us

Date limite d'inscription: 25 March 2019

The British Council is aiming to increase connections between the UK creative sectors and young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as building connections, we aim to expand knowledge of contemporary African art in the UK with a view to increase work from Sub-Saharan Africa being seen and experienced by UK audiences.

With this in mind we are seeking expressions of interest from UK based arts organisations / curators / programmers working in any of the following art forms – Visual Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Dance, Architecture, Design, Fashion and Film to travel to Sub-Saharan Africa to connect with the local contemporary art sectors, and undertake their own professional research to be shared with a wider UK sector in their chosen field. The trips should take place between April 2019 and March 2020.

Research may take the form of meeting with potential artists and partners; finding out more about your chosen art forms’ ecosystem in a country or countries; gaining an understanding of art trends in Sub-Saharan Africa; meeting arts organisations and/or attending events and festivals with a view to programming or curating work in the UK.

Les pays couverts par le programme (dans lesquels intervient le British Council) sont les suivants: Botswana, Éthiopie, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Maurice, Mozambique, Namibie, Nigéria, Rwanda, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, Afrique du Sud, Sud-Soudan, Soudan et Tanzanie. , Ouganda, Zambie et Zimbabwe.

Primary contacts for work in the region

  • Afrique de l'Ouest (Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone ) – Ojoma Ochai – [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  • Afrique de l'Est (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) – 
Rocca Gutteridge – [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  • Afrique du Sud (
Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe
) – Levinia Jones – [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  • UK
 – Nadine Patel – [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Highlights of our work in Sub-Saharan Africa


East Africa Arts – Connecting new audiences to new art across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and the UK.
  • Connect ZA
 – A cultural programme developed between the UK and South Africa.
  • Zimbabwe: Making More Art Happen – Supporting creative spaces and people to people dialogue between the UK and Zimbabwe.
  • Yinka Shonibare: Wind Sculpture VI
 – For the first major solo exhibition by Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) in Nigeria, Wind Sculpture VI, a six metre high fibreglass sculpture, was installed in Ndubuisi Kanu Park in Ikeja, Lagos.
  • Festival de théâtre de Lagos
 – An annual festival presenting theatre in unconventional spaces.


  • The grant is open for applications between 10 December 2018 and 8 March 2019
  • Announcements 25 March 2019

Pour plus d'informations:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British Council Sub-Saharan Africa: Art Connects Us

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