2019 British Council Indonesia Market Focus: Funding Opportunities
Deadline: December 17, 2018.
In conjunction with the Indonesia Market Focus at The London Book Fair in March 2019, the British Council and the National Organising Committee for Indonesia as Market Focus Country at the 2019 London Book Fair (NOC) will be offering small grants to both UK and Indonesia-based organisations.
The focus of each grant programme slightly varies but this, the first call for grant proposals, originates from the British Council and will be managed by the British Council in cooperation with NOC. The second call for proposals, led by NOC, will be announced after the first round of proposals have been awarded.
We will be awarding between 2 and 4 grants of up to £3000 each. This funding can be used for the delivery of a small-scale project or the scoping/research for a larger project which achieves at least one of the stated objectives for the Indonesia Market Focus.
1. Literature professionals (writers, translators, publishers, editors, programmers, booksellers) based in either the UK or in Indonesia may apply.
2. If the proposal is from a UK-based individual or organisation, the proposal must specify the name of the Indonesian individual or organisation they will be collaborating with or wish to collaborate with.
3. If you do not know exactly which Indonesian or UK partner or individual you wish to work with, the British Council can make recommendations and introductions if your application is successful. (For example, your proposal can include a plan to host an Indonesian writer, name tbc.)
1. Between 2 and 4 grants of up to £3000 each will be available. Grants cannot be used for administrative fees or other management costs.
2. Activity must take place between January and October 2019, but not between 11 and 15 March 2019 if it is a live event in London, as this is when the primary Cultural Programme activity will be taking place.
3. This funding can be used for the delivery of a small-scale project or the scoping/research for a larger project which achieves at least one of the stated objectives for the Indonesia Market Focus.
Examples of funded activity include (but are not limited to) the following:
• A visit by an Indonesian writer to participate in a literary festival, mini-residency, workshop or deliver a talk
• A translation of contemporary Indonesian literature
• A showcase of Indonesian literature either online or in print
• A research/scoping trip to develop a collaboration or partnership in the UK or Indonesia.
• Pilot activity for a larger programme inspired by an existing connection between UK and Indonesian literary sectors.
Applications should describe in detail the opportunity for building connections, sharing expertise, skills and artistic practice. We will not accept applications for artist visits/performances where there is no element of local knowledge sharing or artistic or professional exchange.
Please submit a written proposal which includes:
• Brief description of what you want to do including specifics on the individuals/partners you will work with (200 words)
• How the activity/project meets some or all the objectives stated above (200 words)
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• How does this activity fit strategically with your work? What experience do you have of delivering similar projects? (200 words)
• Budget breakdown and an indication of how much you are requesting