Deadline: 15th July 2018

new Art new Audiences (nAnA) is an annual open call for 18 to 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. new Art new Audiences gives an opportunity for artists from these cities to create new art together, and to showcase this art to audiences across these countries.

new Art new Audiences Grant

  • nAnA will fund 5 new projects in 2018;
  • Up to £30,000 will be allocated to each project;
  • Artists, arts organizations and/or art collectives from the specified countries (listed above) must connect to co-create, co-facilitate or co-produce new art together.
  • new Art new Audiences 2018 is particularly interested in supporting projects by artists, arts organizations and/or art collectives that already have, and want to build upon, cross country collaborations and connections.
  • New partnerships are also encouraged and in the FAQs, you will see how British Council are offering support to identify arts partners in the UK and the East African region;
  • There are no restrictions on art forms and there are no restrictions on themes.


  • 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);
  • new Art new Audiences 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 new Art new Audiences 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.

How to Apply

To apply for new Art new Audiences you will have to complete an online application form which can be found here.

For more information, download the nAnA 2018 application information pack (Adobe PDF 414KB)



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