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CREATIVES! CULTURAL ARTISTS! ARTISANS!
Culture and the creative industries, which include arts and crafts, advertising, design, entertainment, architecture, books, media and software, among others, are a vital force in accelerating human development. If well-nurtured, the creative economy can trigger sustainable human development and socio-economic transformation and growth. The potential for the industry notwithstanding, it faces numerous challenges both at a micro and macro level including financing.
UNDP seeks to support the creative sector through a special purpose vehicle / a dedicated creatives arts facility that will provide a more structured approach to creatives, including catalytic financing, and business/technical advisory services, promoting south-to-south co-operation, amongst others. The facility would support establishing strategic and inclusive platforms for engagement, structuring blended financing instruments, sharing best practices and experiences, skilling and human resource capacity development, building an enabling regulatory environment, and tackling other challenges of creative economy.
CATEGORIES TO BE SUPPORTED UNDER ROUND ONE: 2021
The above list of categories is not exhaustive. Indeed, because of the broadness of the creatives and cultural industry, we have provided for a Wild Card Category which includes other aspects of the creative industry such as culture and natural heritage, Books and Press, among others. This category therefore seeks to support any other creative ideas that do not fit into the above six (6) categories.
Successful individuals or groups will receive support of varying proportions and in some cases based on their specific needs. This support will include, but not limited to mentoring, incubation expertise, access to tools and equipment and financial support in the form of grants between $3,000 and $5,000. Selected projects will also receive support with securing intellectual property.
HOW TO APPLY
This open call goes to:
- Individual creatives of any gender and age, legally living and operating in Uganda. Women are encouraged to apply.
- Associations can also apply on behalf of verifiable targeted individual creatives who may be constrained to apply individually.
For Details , find the attached Creative Call and Registration Form.
To apply, complete the registration form by Tuesday 7th September 2021. For inquiries, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org