The British Council & Prince Claus Mobility Fund 2019

The British Council, and Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development are issuing a call for proposals to support Mobility in and from Africa, specifically prioritising young artists and cultural practitioners from a range of African countries.

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They were founded in 1934 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1940.

The Prince Claus Fund was established on 6th September 1996 as a tribute to HRH Prince Claus’s dedication to culture and development. Since then, the Fund has created opportunities for connection and exchange and stimulated cultural expression, primarily in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.

The British Council & Prince Claus Mobility Fund

Through this joint collaboration, the British Council & Prince Claus wish to assist in the professional growth and networking possibilities of emerging practitioners from Africa.

The Mobility Fund is aimed at artists and cultural professionals from the following African countries, who are looking to strengthen their cultural practice:

Botswana; Ethiopia; Ghana; Kenya; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Eligible travel routes that would be supported include travel within the countries listed above as well as between the above listed African countries and countries listed in the DAC list.

Please also note, additional funding is available for people with disabilities and/or special needs.

Grant Amounts

The grant amounts are determined based on general market rates depending on the country of departure and destinations. The funding available is to be used for travel, visas, accommodation and general subsistence costs:

How to Apply

Detailed guidelines and information about the Mobility fund application process are available in the attachments below. Questions? Please email



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