Call for Proposals for Culture Fund’s Culture Impacts Programme

Genre : Calls for papers
Principal country concerned : Column : Arts and crafts
Release/publication date : 2015
Published on : 17/03/2015
Source : 17 March 2015

The Culture Fund is an organisation designed to support the development of a sustainable and vibrant arts and culture sector in Zimbabwe that contributes to national development frameworks and programmes. In 2015 the Culture Fund's main grants programme is seeking to foster social cohesion, peace and reduction of poverty among Zimbabwean communities.

The Culture Fund is inviting project proposals that are expected to strengthen the broad participation by Zimbabweans in all spheres of society through platforms that foster free expression; advance gender equality among Zimbabweans through arts and culture interactions; to promote, assert and defend human, cultural and socio-economic rights within communities especially among the youth and women.

Project proposals should address at least one of the three development pathways (pillars) listed below. Project conformity to the following expected outcomes will be considered an asset;

Free Expression

Increased use of ICT as a social dialogue platform

More people exposed to critical voices on pertinent social issues

Increased number of artistic social platforms and networks which provide a voice for the people, especially the marginalised

Gender Equality

Enhanced leadership and entrepreneurship skills for women in Arts & Culture

More children exposed to improved arts education for children addressing social-cultural misconstructs on gender

Improved community awareness on practices and norms that reinforce gender inequality and stereotypes

Rights and Freedoms

Improved access to disseminated information on rights issues by Zimbabweans

Increased number of artists involved in development issues, including Human Rights

Increased knowledge to use arts and culture as a vehicle for development among upcoming agents (individuals & groups/institutions)

Eligibility and Project Duration

Zimbabwean citizens and permanent residents are eligible to submit project proposals by the 15 April 2015. The Culture Fund Board will award grants to a maximum of US$50,000.00 per project. Project implementation is limited to a duration of ten months.

Grant Application Process & Allocation of grants

Grant application forms can be obtained from and submitted to the Culture Fund offices in Harare. The forms are available at Culture Fund Project Assessment Committee undertakes initial assessment and the Fund's Board makes the final resolutions on successful applications.  

For More Information Contact:

The Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust | P O Box A762, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel. 263-4-794211/ 794617/ 794530

51 Harvey Brown Avenue, Milton Park, Harare | Email:


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