Welcome to Concerts SA’s fourth DIGITAL MOBILITY FUND Application System. Please note the deadline is on 4 February 2022
We are proud to launch our fourth Digital Mobility Fund (DMF) for musicians in South Africa. The Concerts SA mobility fund started in 2013 and the Digital Mobility Fund started in 2020 as an active response to the challenges facing the live music scene due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Concerts SA has benefitted over 12 000 artists and many venues, promoters and technical production crews, and we wish you success in your application.
CSA is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Norwegian Embassy, and SAMRO, Concerts SA is administered by IKS Cultural Consulting and supported by Music in Africa as digital partner.
“Concerts SA has continuously contributed to making sure that there are platforms for musicians where they can share their craft. Imagine if we didn’t have such a programme, our country (and the SADC region) wouldn’t have the vibrancy it has. Musicians are the news of the modern times, if they are not inspired or supported, there is no music, no hope. Not forgetting the many music lovers, where would they get the accessibility to regular live-music events.”
Artist, promoter and venue owner Sibusile Xaba
Each DMF grant will provide up to R30 000 to be used for small scale live music events that will be streamed or recorded for delayed broadcast. All concerts will need to be recorded with a live audience, in accordance with Covid-19 protocols.
The final deadline for applications is 4 February 2022 for concerts that will take place between 15 March 2022 and 29 May 2022. We encourage applications from artists for their own projects. Please note that recipients of the September 2021 Digital Mobility Fund will be excluded from this round.
So let’s go, this is what you will need to have and what you need to do before you apply:
Checklist of what you need before you apply:
- Applicant’s ID number
- Letter of support from concert venue
- The anticipated date for your concert falling between 15 March and 29 May 2022
- A complete artist or band profile on Music in Africa https://www.musicinafrica.net/user/register (this profile allows music professionals to add a concise professional bio, pictures, videos and music)
- Create an outline for your streamed live music event with times, people and budget.