The Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust today launched its 2nd Call for Proposals under the CreativeACTIONs project which seeks to strengthen capacities for Zimbabwean artists, cultural practitioners and institutions, creative civil society organizations, private operators involved in creative industries, arts associations and professional networks as well as arts education institutions.

In statement Mr Farai Mpfunya the Executive Director of Culture Fund Zimbabwe Trust said CreativeACTIONs aims to facilitate and strengthen the growth of Zimbabwe creative sector and their capacities to promote equitable access, inclusive participation and benefitting from artistic and cultural expressions by all citizens.

“It seeks to help improve social cohesion, gender equality and livelihoods. Projects implemented in the digital environment but impacting a diverse and wide range of publics will receive special consideration”, Mpfunya said.
Under the programme which is supported by the European Union Delegation to Zimbabwe, only project proposals containing activities that fully comply with the COVID-19 guidelines and demonstrate adaptability to different stages of the lockdown measures by the government of Zimbabwe will be considered.

The statement outlined that project proposals may be submitted under two categories with the first category having a providing a grant minimum of USD6, 000 and a maximum amount of USD50, 000 with the indicative allocation for grants under this category at USD100, 000. Under the second category applicants can apply for minimum of USD500 and a maximum amount of USD5, 000 with the indicative allocation for grants under this category pegged at USD50, 000.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday the 11th of March 2021 at 5pm and more information on application modalities can be accessed at https://www.culturefund.org.zw/ or info@culturefund.co.zw and the contact number for enquiries are +263 242794617 / +263 242794211.