The British Council in Egypt is delighted to announce its ‘Grants to Arts’ fund for 2015. The aim of the grants is to support young Egyptian artists in all fields. 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 £2000. Grants will be paid in Egyptian pounds 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 2014 are not eligible to apply this year.
When we are making decisions about awarding grants we will be looking to see:
- How your project engages with a community
- How your project uses the arts to deliver benefits for that community
- That your project is clearly explained and appears to be deliverable
- That there is a clear budget which details:
- What British Council’s grant will be used for by line item?
- What other sources of funding you have applied for?
- How the money will be spent?
Application and deadline
Application is now closed for 2015. If you have already applied, please see below the timeline for the shortlisting process and the winners annoucnement.
There will be one call for grant applications in 2015.
3 May 2015 Call opens for applications
23 May 2015 Deadline for applications
20 June 2015 Decisions announced
July 2014 Grants paid into recipients’ bank accounts.