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How to Apply for British Council new Art new Audiences Grant

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British Council new Art new Audiences Grant 2021: The new Art new Audiences (nAnA) is an annual open call for artists, arts organizations, and art collectives from cities within England, Ethiopia, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Scotland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Wales.

nAnA gives an opportunity for artists from these cities to create new art together, and to showcase this art to audiences across these countries.

How to Apply for British Council new Art new Audiences Grant

The British Council works across eight art forms. These are Architecture, Design Fashion, Film, Music, Dance and Theatre, Creative Economy, Cultural Skills, Literature, and Visual Arts. new Art new Audiences is looking for projects that produce new art within or across these art forms.

They are also looking for projects that challenge these art forms. What they are not looking for, are works already created.


  • nAnA will fund 5 new projects in 2018. Up to £30,000 will be allocated to each project.


  • Open to 18 – 35-year-old artists, arts organizations, and art collectives from cities within England; Ethiopia; Kenya; Northern Ireland; Rwanda; Scotland; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; and Wales.
  • Applicants can apply as an individual artist(s), an arts organization (s), or an art collective(s);
  • Each project must focus on the creation of a new piece, or a new body of art;
  • At least three different countries must be involved in the project, with at least two of these countries being from the East African region (and from the countries specified above);
  • nAnA focuses on supporting art sectors within cities from the countries specified – artists, artworks and audiences must be connected to cities;
  • Each project must focus on reaching an 18 to 35-year-old face to face, and online audience. nAnA aims to increase the visibility and awareness of new contemporary art from East Africa and the UK. The engagement of an online and/or face to face audience is therefore essential;
  • All key contributors involved in the project must be between 18 and 35-years-old;
  • The projects can be match funded by other financial partners;
  • Applicants can apply more than once to new Art new Audiences;
  • Those who received nAnA 2016/17 grants (either primary or secondary partner) are also eligible to apply to nAnA 2018. However, a primary nAnA 2016/17 partner cannot apply as the lead partner for nAnA 2018;
  • All projects must be completed within 12 months of receiving funds from the British Council;
  • A mid-project report and an end of project report will be expected in order to receive payment, a template will be provided for these reports;
  • The project must be administrated by one person or organization. They must have a bank account and a national ID in order to receive funds. They must also be responsible for the mid-project, end of project report, and for the externals communications of the project;
  • 70% of funds will be granted upon signing a contract with the British Council, the remaining 30% of funds will be granted upon submitting your mid-project report.

Selection Criteria

When judging the applications, the shortlisting and interview panel will ask the following 5 questions:

  • Does this project propose the creation of exciting, innovative, and contemporary new art?
  • Is this new art being created and/or showcased through strong connections between artists, arts organizations, and/or art collectives across the specified countries?
  • How will this new art reach new online and face-to-face audiences in the UK and East Africa? What is the size of the audience reached? What are the projected figures for audience numbers and are these figures realistic?
  • Are the key contributors (administrators, producers, artists, organizers, managers, and the applicant) of the project 18 to 35-year-olds? And are the projects’ audiences predominantly 18 to 35-year-olds?
  • Is the budget clearly broken down, well researched, and realistic?

For more information, visit the Official Webpage

Note: This grant was last available in 2019

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