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Art Moves Africa – Retracing Roots and Tracing New Routes: Mobility and Touring in North Africa

A study by Lara Bourdin for Art Moves Africa, October 2019

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11<br />

Introduction<br />

Grant applications received before <strong>and</strong> after<br />

the East <strong>Africa</strong> studies (2011 <strong>and</strong> 2012)<br />

FROM East <strong>Africa</strong>:<br />

· 108 total applications until Session 20 <strong>in</strong> 2011<br />

(<strong>in</strong>clusive), with an average of 5.4 applications /<br />

session<br />

· 166 total applications until Session 23 <strong>in</strong> 2012<br />

(<strong>in</strong>clusive), with an average of 7 applications /<br />

session<br />

· 121 total applications <strong>in</strong> 2015 <strong>and</strong> 2018,<br />

with an average of 17 applications / session<br />

TO East <strong>Africa</strong>:<br />

· 212 total applications until Session 20 <strong>in</strong> 2011<br />

(<strong>in</strong>clusive), with an average of 10.6 applications<br />

/ session<br />

· 222 total applications until Session 23 <strong>in</strong> 2012<br />

(<strong>in</strong>clusive), with an average of 9.6 applications /<br />

session<br />

· 146 total applications <strong>in</strong> 2015 <strong>and</strong> 2018, with<br />

an average of 21 applications / session<br />

Grants awarded before <strong>and</strong> after the East<br />

<strong>Africa</strong> studies (2011 <strong>and</strong> 2012)<br />

FROM East <strong>Africa</strong>:<br />

· 78 total selected until Session 20 <strong>in</strong> 2011 (<strong>in</strong>clusive),<br />

with an average of 3.9 selected / session<br />

· 85 total selected until Session 23 <strong>in</strong> 2012 (<strong>in</strong>clusive),<br />

with an average of 3.7 selected / session<br />

· 57 total selected <strong>in</strong> 2015 <strong>and</strong> 2018, with an<br />

average of 8.1 selected / session<br />

TO East <strong>Africa</strong>:<br />

· 93 total selected until Session 20 <strong>in</strong> 2011 (<strong>in</strong>clusive),<br />

with an average of 4.7 selected / session<br />

· 98 total selected until Session 23 <strong>in</strong> 2012 (<strong>in</strong>clusive),<br />

with an average of 4.3 selected / session<br />

· 40 total selected <strong>in</strong> 2015 <strong>and</strong> 2018, with an<br />

average of 5.7 selected / session<br />

<strong>and</strong> to what extent the <strong>in</strong>frastructure issues identified<br />

<strong>in</strong> the 2015 study have been addressed.<br />

Developments of note <strong>in</strong>clude the emergence of<br />

events such as the <strong>Africa</strong>n Cup of Slam Poetry<br />

<strong>in</strong> N’Djamena, Chad, which was a major driver<br />

for mobility <strong>in</strong> Central <strong>Africa</strong> <strong>in</strong> 2018.<br />

Grant applications received before <strong>and</strong> after<br />

the Central <strong>Africa</strong> study (2015)<br />

FROM Central <strong>Africa</strong>:<br />

· 431 total applications until Session 28 <strong>in</strong> 2015<br />

(<strong>in</strong>clusive), with an average of 15.4 applications<br />

/ session<br />

· 58 total applications <strong>in</strong> 2018, with an average<br />

of 29 applications/session<br />

TO Central <strong>Africa</strong>:<br />

· 375 total applications until Session 28 <strong>in</strong> 2015<br />

(<strong>in</strong>clusive), with an average of 13.4 applications<br />

/ session<br />

· 67 total applications <strong>in</strong> 2018, with an average<br />

of 33.5 applications / session<br />

Grants awarded before <strong>and</strong> after the Central<br />

<strong>Africa</strong> study (2015)<br />

FROM Central <strong>Africa</strong>:<br />

· 152 total selected until Session 28 <strong>in</strong> 2015<br />

(<strong>in</strong>clusive), with an average of 5.4 selected / session<br />

· 2 total selected <strong>in</strong> 2018, with an average of<br />

1 selected / session<br />

TO Central <strong>Africa</strong>:<br />

· 130 total applications until Session 28 <strong>in</strong> 2015<br />

(<strong>in</strong>clusive), with an average of 4.6 selected /<br />

session<br />

· 5 total applications <strong>in</strong> 2018, with an average<br />

of 2.5 selected / session<br />

In Central <strong>Africa</strong>, impact is more difficult to<br />

measure given that AMA’s grants program was<br />

suspended between 2016 <strong>and</strong> mid-2018. Further<br />

study would be necessary to determ<strong>in</strong>e whether

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