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ANT Adaptation SDC

Announcement: ANT Adaptation Fund [Zimbabwe & Zambia]

"No Street Vendors" (2017) by Kombo Chapfika © Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2017

With financial support from the regional office of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Harare)

2021: A Transition Year

During the course of the last two decades, the Johannesburg office of Pro Helvetia the Swiss Arts Council has been supporting mobility, collaboration and professional exchange among arts professionals and organisations in Southern Africa, with financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Since 2012, the regional arts programme has involved investment of approximately USD 3 million through nearly 400 grants to individuals and organisations across the SADC region. From 2021, the focus of the SDC regional office moves towards bilateral engagement with Zimbabwe and Zambia, and from 2022 onwards the cooperation agreement between Pro Helvetia and the SDC regional office in Harare will come to an end, with the regional office managing investments in the cultural field in these two countries directly. 2021 therefore represents a transition year in which Pro Helvetia exits from its role in supporting regional mobility, and works with the SDC regional office in conceptualising future investments in Zimbabwe and Zambia, in dialogue with partners in those two countries on needs and priorities.

We are pleased to announce the successful applicants from the ANT Adaptation Fund open call for arts professionals and organisations in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Selected from a competitive field, the supported projects propose various adapted working practices, novel approaches to individual and organisational sustainability,  and the growth of new networks and markets with the rest of the continent.

Individual arts professionals

Beitbridge Polite Force
Dan Halter
Harare, Zimbabwe

Alternative Performance Spaces
Michael Kanyika
Hwange, Zimbabwe

Secret of the Siren
Nelson Mapako
Hwange, Zimbabwe

Whispering Silence VR
Charmaine Chitate
Harare, Zimbabwe

Tenga Tenga: Can I Help You Carry Your Load
Aaron Samuel Mulenga
Kitwe, Zambia

Arts companies, festivals and arts organisations/businesses

artHARARE Contemporary Art 2021
Mudariki Pty Ltd
Harare, Zimbabwe

Empowering The Next Generation of Female Creatives
Media and Arts Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

The Mpalume Mentorship Pilot
Zimbabwe Association of Female Photographers
Harare, Zimbabwe

Natural Fibres & Peer-to-Peer Weaving Training
Zambian Artisan Association for Women
Livingstone, Zambia

MutiARTS – Music and Dance for Healing (MD4H)
Tamba Africa Trust
Harare, Zimbabwe

Lusaka Contemporary Art Centre
Lusaka, Zambia

Bia Afrika
Root Afrika Music Limited
Lusaka, Zambia

Game On
TechVillage Innovation Hub
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

The Studio Stool
Everyday Lusaka
Lusaka, Zambia

Cut from the Same Cloth
Magamba Network
Harare, Zimbabwe

Tuning In: Other Ways of Seeing Session 3
Livingstone Office for Contemporary Art (LoCA)
Livingstone, Zambia

Image: “No Street Vendors” (2017), Kombo Chapfika. © Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2017

Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.