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.
The deadline for 2017 Creative Grant applications is midnight November 6th 2016.
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:
If we don’t get both forms, we can’t properly assess your application and so your project will not be considered for funding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CREATIVE GRANTS FOR 2017 ARE NOW CLOSED