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15 May 2022

Connecting South: South-South Arts Fellowships 2022

Living Arts International (LAI) invites applications for the South-South Arts Fellowships 2022. LAI is acutely aware of the limited support available for South-South connectivity in arts, culture and heritage. The South-South Arts Fellowships 2022 aim to nurture wider and deeper connections among cultural workers within the Global South.

The Fellowships will support initiatives that enable long-term professional networks, alliances and collaborations among cultural workers living and working in developing economies in Asia (including West Asia and Central Asia), the Pacific and Africa. 

Are you a cultural worker living and working in developing economies in Asia, Africa or the Pacific? Are you developing an initiative to strengthen network building among the cultural and creative sectors in these regions?

This pilot international programme is initiated by LAI, operating as Cambodian Living Arts and Mekong Cultural Hub in Cambodia and Southeast Asia.

Five Fellowships are offered in 2022. Selection is through an open call for applications. 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 – they will organise two virtual or hybrid activities during this period. They will be offered different forms of support (such as a stipend, activity grant and feedback from advisors). See guidelines for full details.

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.

Application deadline: 15 May 2022

Which countries and territories are eligible for the South-South Arts Fellowships?

See Call for Applications for the list of  eligible countries and territories identified as developing economies by the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook Database (October 2021). Applicants must be citizens of the eligible countries and territories, and living and working there. ASEM Asian countries eligible are: BangladeshBrunei Darussalam, CambodiaChina, India, IndonesiaKazakhstan, Lao P.D.R., MalaysiaMongolia, MyanmarPakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam.