Relaunch of AMA mobility grant program
NEWS : RELAUNCH OF AMA MOBILITY GRANTS PROGRAM Art Moves Africa (AMA) is an international not-for-profit organisation that aims to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges within the African continent. AMA offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks, and the pursuit of cooperation. Next deadline : February 1, 2015 – 6 pm WAT (West African Time) AMA is thrilled to announce the re-launch of its mobility grants program! Since May 2013, and due to global funding cuts for culture, AMA was obliged to stop allocating mobility grants to cultural practitioners living and working in Africa. During this period AMA continued providing key information, through its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/artmovesafrica), on opportunities about capacity building programs, funding schemes and partnership calls. This has been possible thanks to the help of On the Move. AMA would like to take this opportunity to thank On the Move, Arterial Network, Mimeta and YATF for their support and solidarity during these difficult times. The re-launch of AMA grants program is made possible thanks to a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Stichting Doen. This support is an invaluable asset in a long and ongoing journey of work to diversify funding resources, where the participation of all stakeholders is crucial. Culture and artistic mobility are important vectors for development. Mobility encourages the exchange of information and experiences, capacity building, network building and South-South cooperation. Therefore AMA remains committed to continue supporting mobility of African artists and cultural professionals living and working within the continent. In order to support AMA vision, we still call for support letters explaining the relevance of AMA’s mission and activities for the cultural sector within the continent and insisting on the importance of survival/further existence of the organisation.
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