FestivalConnect 2020 is open to festivals in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa. The program builds up connections, exchanges, and showcases contemporary arts between UK and SSA festivals across art forms. British Council FestivalConnect 2020 is a unique environment and make for condensed and intense experiences. The organizer calls all the ambitious and experimental projects fostered through to be a part of it. There must be a partnership between two festivals, one in SSA and one in the UK, but does not necessarily have to take place at both festivals, or it could be programming new art or creative work by young international artists.
Basically, British Council believes that the festivals are vibrant artistic platforms which are meeting points, and a hive of activity for people to network, exchange skills, share ideas, and each other’s art with wide and varied audiences. Across SSA and the UK, British Council engages and work with festivals in different ways; encourage sharing of knowledge, build intelligence on festival models and exchange and offer opportunities to showcase and collaborate across art form and countries. Furthermore, this program provides audiences with fresh content and access to contemporary African and British art and artists. So, the British Council does this through engaging with young festival leadership, support a digital arts residency in partnership with several festivals, and through our FestivalConnect open call.
Moreover, there are two types of streams that interested can apply
The British Council invites applicants for Web seminar Session on the following dates for more information
Basically, candidates and festivals must have the following requirements in order to apply for British Council FestivalConnect 2020
Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leonne, Senegal, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
Application for British Council FestivalConnect 2020 closes on 5th February 12:00hrs GMT 2020.
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