Art Moves Africa: the Mobility Fund of Artists & Cultural Operators within Africa

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Art Moves Africa (AMA) is an international not-for-profit organisation that aims to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges within the African continent. AMA offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks, and the pursuit of cooperation.



There are currently no active calls for applications for AMA mobility grants. The next call will be issued soon. Please continuing this page as well as AMA's Facebook page for more information.




AMA is thrilled to announce the re-launch of its mobility grants program!

In May 2013, due to global funding cuts for culture, AMA was obliged to stop allocating mobility grants to cultural practitioners living and working in Africa.

Over the next year, AMA continued providing key information through its Facebook page, namely on opportunities about capacity building programs, funding schemes and partnership calls. This was possible thanks to the help of On the Move.

AMA would like to take this opportunity to thank On the Move, Arterial Network, Mimeta and YATF for their support and solidarity during these difficult times. 

The re-launch of the AMA grants program is made possible thanks to a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Stichting Doen. This support is an invaluable asset in a long and ongoing effort to diversify funding resources, in which the participation of all stakeholders is crucial.

Culture and artistic mobility are important vectors for development. Mobility encourages the exchange of information and experiences, capacity building, network building and South-South cooperation. AMA remains committed to continue supporting mobility of African artists and cultural professionals living and working within the continent.

In order to support AMA's vision, we still call for support letters explaining the relevance of AMA's mission and activities for the cultural sector within the continent and insisting on the importance of survival/further existence of the organisation.


1 year 6 months ago

Abuja-based visual artist and AMA grantee Amarachi Kelechi Odimba is currently in Arusha, Tanzani

1 year 6 months ago

Cotonou-based storyteller and AMA grantee Koudoussou Adéchina Laourou is currently in Dondoutchi,

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