Although international travel seems like a large question mark at the moment, artists and cultural operators living and working in North Africa countries can apply for the “Artistic and Cultural Mobility Grant” from Fanak Fund:

Applicants living in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, Egypt, and Sudan — who work as per¬≠formers, cre¬≠ators, teachers, or¬≠gan¬≠izers, ad¬≠min¬≠is¬≠tra¬≠tors and project man¬≠ag¬≠ers working in the cul¬≠tur¬≠al sec¬≠tor — are eligible for the mobility grant.

According to Music in Africa, the pro­gram is open to the fol­low­ing artis­tic and cul­tur­al fields:

  • ¬≠¬≠Mu¬≠sic projects.
  • Cul¬≠tur¬≠al projects.
  • Con¬≠tem¬≠po¬≠rary live arts including new the¬≠atri¬≠cal forms, new writ¬≠ing for the¬≠atre, drama, con¬≠tem¬≠po¬≠rary dance, cir¬≠cus, street per¬≠for¬≠mances and pup¬≠pet the¬≠atre.
  • Vi¬≠su¬≠al arts in¬≠clud¬≠ing pho¬≠tog¬≠ra¬≠phy, film, dig¬≠i¬≠tal arts and video arts.
  • Lit¬≠er¬≠a¬≠ture: trav¬≠el for au¬≠thors’ meet¬≠ings, writ¬≠ing work¬≠shops and po¬≠etry.
  • Ar¬≠chi¬≠tec¬≠ture.
  • De¬≠sign.
  • Fash¬≠ion.
  • Crafts.

The applicants must be traveling to:

  • Pre¬≠pare a project.
  • ¬≠Take part in a res¬≠i¬≠den¬≠cy.
  • ¬≠Take part in a meet¬≠ing of artists and pro¬≠fes¬≠sion¬≠als with the aim of net¬≠work¬≠ing or encour¬≠ag¬≠ing links be¬≠tween cul¬≠tur¬≠al, artis¬≠tic and de¬≠vel¬≠op¬≠ment ac¬≠tors through¬≠out the re¬≠gion.
  • Attend/conduct artis¬≠tic train¬≠ing.
  • ¬≠Take part in de¬≠bates, con¬≠fer¬≠ences and sem¬≠i¬≠nars.

There is more about the grant on the Music in Africa website, and you can apply through Google Docs.

The application deadline is August 31, 2020.