Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The British Council in Egypt is delighted to announce its ‘Grants to Artists’ fund for 2014-15. The aim of the grants is to support young Egyptian artists in all fields. This year the focus of the grants is on work that engages with the wider community in Egypt. By ‘wider community’ we mean specifically communities that don’t have a tradition of engaging with arts and cultural activity.  We are particularly keen to work with artists and audiences with disabilities.

The size of the grants awarded will vary, but most are expected to be under LE 23,000. Grants will be paid into recipients’ accounts by bank transfer. Artists who receive grants will be expected to document what they do and share their experiences with other grantees and wider audiences. This could be done through blogs, video clips or other media; interviews may be arranged by the British Council with Egyptian and UK media outlets.

The grants scheme is open to Egyptian citizens currently practising in one of the following art forms: music, film, theatre, literature, dance, visual arts and design. There are no strict age limits but applicants are expected to be in their final year of university or beyond. Artists who received grants in 2013 are not eligible to apply this year.

 Interested applicants may visit the 'Grants for Artists' page, fill out the application form in English and send it later than 24 May 2014.


 Important dates for grant applications are as follows:

 30 April 2014               Open call of applications

 24 May 2014               Deadline for applications

 12 June 2014              Decisions announced

 July 2014                    Grants paid into recipients’ bank accounts


  For further information please contact:

 Rose marie Gad, Communications Manager, British Council Egypt

 Tel: +(202) 3300 1851 -  Email: 

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