By | July 13, 2017

Youth, Arts and Culture Initiative Call for Proposals

Are you inspired by the fact that up to 67% of the SADC region’s population is below 35 years and yet youth, especially young women, remain on the margins of the mainstream economy, politics and society?

Deadline: Thursday, July 20th. 2017
Are you working on promoting and protecting youth’s economic, social and political spaces at a community or national level?
Are you inspired to use art and activism to promote voice in the public space? Are you a catalyst in your community- seeking to create spaces for marginalised communities to be heard?
Are you challenging the causes, acting to remove the barriers and catalysing transformation across the political, socio-economic and legal spheres of youth within and across the SADC region?
If so, you are what are what we are looking for!
The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) invites innovative ideas from young activists, artists, entrepreneurs or organisations who are working on the range of questions above to submit proposals to the OSISA Youth & Arts Flexible Grants Initiative.
How to Apply? Download this form and fill it in. If you are an artist, you are free to give us links to your voice, audio, video or photo works for consideration.
If you want to pitch your idea in real time- kindly email us on to arrange a telephonic conversation in English, Portuguese or French.
Grant Size: up to US$10,000
Grant Period: up to six months
Project proposal submission email: 
Submission Deadline: 20 July 2017
OSISA will assess all proposals and feedback within 10 days after the submission deadline. No proposals will be accepted after the deadline.
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