The 2023 Prince Claus Fund Building Beyond Mentorship Programme for Mid-career Creatives
Apply now to be a part of the 2023 Prince Claus Fund Building Beyond Mentorship Programme for Mid-career Creatives on Truesport your best worldwide scholarship website on the internet. Mid-career artist or designers that are creative with 5-10 years of experience in architecture, design, or spatial practice and whose work is dedicated to (re)imaging the future of your African city are now being invited by Prince Claus Fund & the Creative Industries Fund NL to apply to the ‘Building Beyond Mentorship Programme’ and help describe the future of public space and community in your city by energizing the imagined possibilities of your localised context. The 2023 Prince Claus Fund Building Beyond Mentorship Programme for Mid-career Creatives
BUILDING BEYOUND leads together 12 experienced designers, creatives, and artists over the course of a year to facilitate conversation, cooperation, and exchange within the cohort; to assist each participant in their respective individual practice; and to promote exchanges between the cohort and apt external practitioners. BUILDING BEYOUND supports practices that engage with challenges associated to your city’s public space and communities to offer alternative ideas and methods that align the physical city with the realities and imaginations of the lived city. BUILDING BEYOUND aims to encourage locally-rooted, critical design practices, and cultural productions that questions our ideas of space and citizenship, reaffirm agency, and restate ownership.
BUILDING BEYOUND is an ucommon educational structure where you come together with your peers to throwback on your practice, activate your practice within your local context, and assemble ideas and universalities from different urban contexts aimed at reimagining the future of your contexts and continent.
Eligibility Requirements for the 2023 Prince Claus Fund Building Beyond Mentorship Programme
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAMME IF:
- You have 5-12 years of relevant professional experience
- You are from, living, and working in Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Tunisia, Chad, South Africa, or South-Sudan
- And you are an artist, designer, or creative whose individual practice relates to design, public space, architecture, activism, policy, and the digital space
The Prince Claus Fund and the Creative Industries Fund NL holds a wide disciplinary understanding of arts and culture. When mentioning artists and cultural practitioners we mean people who have an individual artistic practice. Individuals who are arts managers, facilitators, academic researchers or other, without an individual artistic practice do not fall under this category, and as such are not eligible to apply.
Please note that previous awardees of the Prince Claus Fund are not eligible to apply unless their previous project is finished and closed before the end of 2023.
- This award is not restricted to a pre-decided budget but must be used for the development of the concept outlined in your application.
- If you have hesitations about applying due to the feasibility of transferring the grant money to a bank account that you have access to, please reach out to us to discuss this concern.
- The Building Beyond Mentorship Programme cover the costs related to the mentorship programme itself, including travel expenses and visa costs. Individuals are responsible for their own travel insurance. Further details on the covered expenses are communicated with successful applicants in a timeline manner.
- The programme consists of peer group sessions, guest speaker sessions, and two in-person intensives in the form of ‘Lab Weeks’—one in the African continent, and one in the Netherlands—where there will be further opportunities for exchange and to build your network.
- In addition to this, each participant receives an award of €10.000 and guidance from mentors to work on the concept for a body of work that is outlined in their application.
Application Deadline: 15 June 2023 at 23.59 CEST.