HEVA Fund Hii Stage Support Grants for Kenya Creatives- Hii Stage supports the production and circulation of high-quality original Kenyan work in the performing arts, film and music through collaboration with fully equipped cultural venues across five counties: Kisumu, Nakuru, Nairobi, Mombasa, and Lamu.
Through grants of up to 15,000 Euro, the fund will enable creative individuals, collectives and organisations to refine their original production for showcasing in at least 3 fully equipped cultural venues from the CASIK network.
Practitioners in Theatre, Film, Live Music (Vocal, Instrumental, Deejaying), Spoken word, Poetry, Storytelling, Dialogue, Dance, Comedy, Magic, Puppetry/ Pantomime and Multimedia and Transdisciplinary arts are eligible to apply.
Projects awarded funding under this programme must be original works that contain African social, cultural and/or political themes, and employ strategies that encourage local communities to access cultural spaces.
All proposed projects must be implemented between March and August 2024.
The CASiK network consists of 5 fully equipped and functional performance venues in Kenya: Dunga Hill Camp (Kisumu), Nakuru Players (Nakuru), Sarakasi Trust (Nairobi), Swahili Pot Hub (Mombasa) and the Utamaduni Centre (Lamu).
Read more about the Venues and their technical capacities here.
This collaborative network is the result of a two-year project supported by the French Embassy through the French Government’s Solidarity Fund for Innovative Projects to enhance the infrastructure, technical capabilities, and cultural programming in these venues in a bid to create an enabling environment for the creation, production, circulation of cultural activities across Kenya.
HEVA Fund Hii Stage Support Grants for Kenya Creatives ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must live and work in Kenya.
Applicants must be in the performing or creative arts industry in Kenya.
Eligible value chains include: Theatre, Film, Live Music (Vocal, Instrumental, Deejaying), Spoken word, Poetry, Storytelling, Dialogue, Dance, Comedy, Magic, Puppetry/ Pantomime and Multimedia/transdisciplinary arts
Proposed projects should portray evidence and themes that speak to African culture and/or history.
Applicants must have pre-ideated projects that are in the execution phase.
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS
The review process takes place after the closure of the call for applications window and will feature five stages:
Initial sieve: The initial stage involves a preliminary review of all received applications to ensure they meet the basic eligibility criteria and submission requirements.
Selection panel shortlisting: Next, the selection panel will narrow down the pool of applicants based on predetermined criteria to shortlist the most promising candidates for further consideration.
Pitch stage: Shortlisted applicants will present their project proposals to the selection panel to share their creative vision and the potential impact of their project.
Due diligence: This phase involves an evaluation of all shortlisted candidates, which includes a thorough review of their proposed project plans, budgets, timelines, and the overall feasibility of the presented ideas.
Contracting: In this final stage, the successful applicants will enter a contractual agreement with the project partners.
APPLICANT OBLIGATIONS POST RECEIVING GRANT
Submitting a mid grant progress report and final report as well as sharing consistent updates detailing the project’s fund use.
Successful applicants require a dedicated KSH bank account to receive the funds disbursed to them.
The grant will be disbursed in tranches according to the project work plan. For planning purposes, the applicants should note that the final 20% will be disbursed after project completion and approval of the grantees final report.
To Apply visit : https://www.hevafund.com/hiistage