The African Australian Creative Media Grants is an open grant round that supports African Australian platforms, individuals and organisations that operate in screen media, visual arts, podcasting, radio and written media. This grant seeks to amplify the voices and stories of African Australia creatives.
This tailored grant program was initially designed in response to a series of roundtables with African Australian creatives which highlighted that African media in Australia is critically under resourced despite the wealth of vibrant stories that exist.
This grant is now administered and managed by Ubuntu Project – a Victoria based community led organisation committed to improving outcomes for Australia’s diverse African communities. For more information on Ubuntu Project please visit their website here.
There are two funding streams for this grant: platform development ($10,000), and content creation ($10,000). Details on the grant and grant guidelines are available here.
Stream 1: Platform Development
$10,000 to support the improvement and continuation of platforms including websites, social media sites or other.
Who should apply: So, you’ve developed your platform and now you want to take the leap to get to the next stage. This stream is designed to help you set yourself up to grow and strengthen your platform. You may want to use the funds to advertise and market your platform, purchase items like cameras and microphones, or create/redesign a website to showcase content. Funds may be used in part to support the skills and development of the individuals involved with the platform.
Stream 2: Content Creation
$10,000 for the execution of original content and productions created by African Australians.
Who should apply: You are a storyteller, who wants to do what’s natural to you – tell stories! Applicants for this stream should demonstrate what they want to create and how they plan to market and engage this content with their desired audiences. Applicants might come from backgrounds like screen media, literature, social media channels, podcasts and a whole lot more.
Applications close on Sunday 3rd March 11:59pm.
An information session will be held by Ubuntu Project to provide more detail on this round of the African-Australian Creative Media Grants and answer your questions.
The session will be held on Thursday 8th February at 6:30pm, the Zoom link is here
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Applications close on Sunday 3rd March at 11:59pm
For grant guidelines and contact details please visit the Ubuntu Project website
Information session Zoom
Application portal link here