Art Moves Africa (AMA) invites applications for its 2012 Mobility Fund of artists and cultural operators within Africa. AMA offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within the continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation.
Eligible Countries
Artists and cultural operators living and working in Africa are supported for travels only from an African country to another African country, and between the five African regions.  These regions are:
Central Africa:    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tomé and Principe
East Africa:         Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda
Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
West Africa:        Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
North Africa:       Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara
How to Apply
To request a travel support, applicants must fill in carefully an application form available on AMA web site, answer all the questions and explain the objectives of their travel.
ü  Application forms have to be sent by email only to the following address: [email protected] before a deadline (Please see below for deadlines)
ü  Applications are individual, they must be sent by the person planning to travel. Companies (Dance, music and theatre groups) planning to travel for a performance are welcomed to apply, with a limit of three people maximum. However, each one of the three members must fill an individual application form, which could be sent by the manager or administrator of the group
ü  Please do not send the text of your motivation and of your professional background in separate attached files, because your application will be rejected.
ü  Please do not send any other attachments with the application, except for the invitation letter
N.B: if you don’t have an invitation letter, please don’t hesitate to send your application. Invitation letter is mandatory, only, in case your application is selected
Once every four months, a selection committee reviews and selects the applications.
Worth of Awards: Art Moves Africa supports only the costs of travel, visa and travel insurance for the duration of stay. AMA will not support fees, accommodations, or per-diem.
Eligible Fields
Art Moves Africa supports the travel of artists and cultural professionals working in the following artistic fields:
–          Performing arts : theatre, dance, storytelling…etc
–          Music
–          Visual arts
–          Cinema
–          Literature
Application Deadlines:
1 January (before 6:00 PM WAT*): for the travels planned from 1st March onward
1 May (before 6:00 PM WAT): for the travels planned from 1st of July onward
1 September (before 6:00 PM WAT): for the travels planned from 1st of November onward
*WAT: West Africa Time
Please note: This is an annual award so you can apply within these deadlines each year.
Do you still have questions? Send an email to: [email protected]
Otherwise, applications must be sent to: [email protected]
For more  information, and to apply, click here.