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Apply for a Creative Grant

Every year we get loads of grant applications, requesting funding totaling many times the value of the AfrikaBurn creative grant pot. This means that many grant applications will not get funding. Experience has shown that it is important not to spread the grant pot too thin, but rather to make a meaningful contribution to a smaller amount of projects. So invoke the principle of Radical Self-Reliance at the same time as letting your creativity fly.

Think about how else you could secure assistance or support for your project. Ask for donations or discounts, hold fundraisers, raffles, get sponsored for doing something silly, form a collective and get everyone to chip in. The more of you there are the more connections you can explore, the more hands there are to help, the more fun it is to gather and create. Be resourceful – recycle, upcycle, use scrap and waste material. You’re a bright spark, be inventive. Most importantly we ask that you do not apply for a grant unless you really do need funding support and your project is unlikely to happen without it.

One more thing before you get started: Creative Grants are intended to help enable creative expression in Tankwa Town. They are intended to support projects by alleviating some of the financial responsibility. All applicants should expect to carry some of the financial responsibility for their project themselves. No project will get 100% funding.

 

 1. DEADLINE FOR CREATIVE GRANT APPLICATIONS

The deadline for 2017 Creative Grant applications is midnight November 6th 2016.

2. COMPLETE TWO FORMS

There are two forms to complete for your grant application. The Creative Grant form below is one. The other is the relevant project registration form. This will be an ARTWORK or PERFORMANCE form, depending on your plans. Here are links to both of those forms:

Register an Artwork here
Register a Performance here

If we don’t get both forms, we can’t properly assess your application and so your project will not be considered for funding.

3. BE THOROUGH

Please be thorough. We need a detailed breakdown of the projected expenses. If you just put down one lump sum, we won’t be able to properly consider your application and this will lower your chances of getting a grant.

4. CHECK YOUR EMAIL

Be sure to check your email regularly in the next few weeks. If we have questions for you, we’ll email them through, and we’ll need you to answer them quickly.

5. 3D MODEL REQUIRED FOR LARGE-SCALE ART

If you’re applying for significant funding for a large-scale sculptural or architectural artwork, we’ll need to see a 3D model of the project. This may be a macquette, a digital image of the macquette, or a 3D digital rendering (eg in SketchUp). Please email it through to [email protected] with the title of your project in the subject line. Or contact us to set up a time to deliver it to our HQ. While a 3D model isn’t a requirement for medium and small-scale projects, it’s encouraged.

6. CHECK YOUR MAILBOX AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR FORMS

If you have not received a copy in your mailbox, neither have we. Chances are you left a field incomplete and so your form did not submit. You’ll need to do it again. * It can take a bit of time before you get your copy, so maybe keep the form active till you do.

WHAT IS OUR GRANT POLICY?

  1. Creative Grants are intended to help enable creative expression in Tankwa Town and assist artists by alleviating some of the financial load.
  2. The Creative Grant is not intended to cover all material costs of a piece, but rather to help facilitate the artist’s vision. We do not usually fund artworks in full.
  3. Please note that it is the Creative Grant Fund policy to cover material, lighting and transport costs only. Creative grants will not cover labour, nor do they cover an artist or performance fee.
  4. Personal expenses are not covered by the Creative Grants (eg the cost of your ticket, and getting yourself to Tankwa Town), but all hard costs associated specifically with the project will be considered (e.g: the extra transport costs associated with bringing your project to Tankwa Town).
  5. AfrikaBurn is a non-profit organisation and relies solely on ticket sales to fund Creative Grants.
  6. A percentage of the Grant will be provided upfront. The balance will be paid out after the event, provided that the artwork was successfully installed, no trace of it remains on site, and the receipts have been submitted.

FOR MORE INFO ON OUR GRANT POLICY, READ THESE

 

CREATIVE GRANTS FOR 2017 ARE NOW CLOSED