Connecting Cultural Workers in Africa, Asia and the Pacific
Living Arts International (LAI) is inviting applications for the South-South Arts Fellowships
We are launching this fellowship as our pilot international program.
We are acutely aware of the limited support available for nurturing wider and deeper
connections among cultural workers within the Global South. In this context, the South-South
Arts Fellowships 2022 seek to support individuals/collectives/teams or groups to build
initiatives that enable long-term professional networks, alliances and collaborations among
cultural workers and artists/creative practitioners living and working in developing economies
in Africa (including North Africa), Asia (including West Asia and Central Asia) and the Pacific.
Five Fellowships are being offered in 2022. Fellows will be expected to bring an initiative with
them, which they have already been developing in some way and through which they intend to
deepen and strengthen network building over the period of the Fellowship. Selected fellows
will work on their proposed initiatives over six months from July to December 2022.
A stipend of USD 3000 per Fellowship awarded (this stipend is an honorarium for the
fellows for their ideas and work on the Fellowship activities)
• Feedback on proposals and access to new networks from three advisors to the Fellowship
program: Khadija El Bennaoui (Morocco/UAE), Deirdre Prins-Solani (South Africa) and
Pooja Sood (India)
• A grant of USD 3000 per Fellowship for curating and organizing one virtual or hybrid
activity to develop the proposed idea or initiative. Selected fellows will work on this activity
individually. Activities may be inter-regional or intra-regional in scope, i.e. linking different regions within Africa (note: here, ‘Africa’ includes North Africa) or linking different regions within Asia (note: here, ‘Asia’ includes West Asia and Central Asia) or linking different regions within the Pacific or linking different regions of Africa, Asia and the Pacific
• An amount of up to USD 20,000 is available in total for curating and organizing up to three
inter-regional virtual activities. This budget is shared between all 5 Fellowships. Selected
fellows will organise these activities in collaboration with one another.
Fellows will collaborate and share learnings and findings among themselves. They will also contribute to a public report mapping opportunities, challenges, gaps and needs regarding South-South cultural connectivity. It is our hope that the fellows and their initiatives will reinforce sustainable South-South links where they would be most meaningful.