Deadline: 25 September 2022
Apply now for the Concerts SA’s fifth Digital Mobility Fund for musicians in South Africa.
Concerts SA is proud to launch its fifth Digital Mobility Fund (DMF) for musicians in South Africa. The Concerts SA Mobility Fund started in 2014 and the Digital Mobility Fund initiated in 2020 as an active response to the challenges facing the live music scene due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Norwegian Embassy, and SAMRO, Concerts SA’s fifth Digital Mobility Fund for musicians in South Africa is administered by IKS Cultural Consulting and supported by our digital partner, Music in Africa, “Concerts SA has continuously contributed to making sure that there are platforms for musicians where they can share their craft.
Imagine if we didn’t have such a programme, our country (and the SADC region) wouldn’t have the vibrancy it has. Musicians are the news of the modern times, if they not inspired or supported; there is no music, no hope. Not forgetting the many music lovers, where would they get the accessibility to regular live-music events.” Artist, promoter and venue owner Sibusile Xaba
- Each DMF grant will provide up to R30 000 used for small scale live music events streamed live, or recorded for delayed broadcast. All concerts will need to be recorded with a live audience.
- Applicant’s ID number
- Letter of support from concert venue, confirming that you can perform there. Anticipated date for your concert falling between 15 November and 16 December 2022, or between 18 January and 15 February 2023.
- Streams of these concerts need to take place between 15 November 2022 and 15 February 2023.
- Create an outline for your streamed live music event with times, people and budget.
- Applications from artists for their own projects preferred.
- Recipients of the March 2022 Digital Mobility Fund excluded from this round.
- Any documents uploaded need to be in PDF or image format (PNG or JPG).
- A complete artist or band profile on Music in Africa https://www.musicinafrica.net/user/register (this profile allows music professionals to add a concise professional bio, pictures, videos and music) be thorough in your descriptions here, as our adjudication process is reliant on complete information here.