The British Council in the UK is inviting applications for the New Art New Audiences Programme for new audiences in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK 2019.

New Art new Audiences aims to be a catalyst for the creation of new art that reaches new audiences in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. You might have some questions about #nAnA, or not be entirely sure of how to fill in the online application. Join the British Council Sub-Saharan Africa and UK Arts team in three webinar sessions where we talk about our arts programme, the #nAnA call, how to fill in the application form, and answer your questions live.

nAnA 2019 is particularly interested in supporting projects by artists, arts organizations and/or art collectives that already have, and want to build upon, cross country collaborations and connections. New partnerships are also encouraged and in the FAQs, you will see how British Council are offering support to identify arts partners in the UK and the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Worth of Award 

  • nAnA will fund 10 new projects in 2019;
  • Projects can bid for up to £30,000.
  • Please note as well as granting major projects at £30,000 we welcome experimental project proposals in the range of £5,000 to £10,000.


  • The call is interested in projects that showcase new art to 18 to 35-year-old audiences who haven’t seen your art before in the following art forms: architecture, design, and fashion; film; music; dance and theatre; creative economy; cultural skills; literature; visual arts; and any combination of art forms.
  • They are looking for projects between the UK and two Sub-Saharan Africa regions (East, West, Southern).
  • At least three different countries must be involved in the project, each project must have at least one UK partner and at least one partner from Sub-Saharan Africa (from the countries specified below in ‘eligible countries’).

How to Apply

  • The online application will ask 5 questions on your project idea; the connections and collaborations you are making to the specified countries, cities and to your collaborators; the audience reach; your timeline and communication plan; and your budget.
  • There will also be an opportunity to link to images; videos and any other supporting content that you might wish to include.
  • Upon submitting your application you will receive an email notification confirming its receipt.
  • You will then be notified on Monday 22nd July if your project has been shortlisted. Shortlisting will be undertaken by British Council arts teams in each of the countries that the nAnA grant covers.


Deadline: Applications closes on 23:59 pm, July 1, 2019, UTC.


Click here for more details and to apply

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