Music In Africa Live

Grants for African performers, managers, event organisers and educators
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Thousands of African musicians have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has introduced unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions across the continent. African musicians and professionals traditionally make a living from live performances, and now they find themselves in extreme difficulty.  While social media platforms offer alternative avenues for operators to broadcast their works seamlessly, many musicians are failing to make ends meet. The main goal of Music In Africa Live is to enable musicians to earn income from digital live performances at a time when many of them have lost their usual income due to the pandemic. The other focus of the project is to develop critical skills among professionals to enable them to navigate challenges occassioned by the pandemic.


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1.  Showcase grants
The showcase grants support the production of high-quality digital live concerts with African musicians, with an emphasis on professional productions that offer real exposure, potential export opportunities and generally more opportunities for participants.

2. Capacity-building grants  

The capacity-building grants are open to digitally deliver initiatives that develop relevant critical skills for music professionals to navigate new challenges and the transformations of the industry, especially those introduced by the pandemic. 

Before applying download guidelines for the grant you wish to apply for: Showcase grant guidelines and budget template or Capacity-building grant guidelines 

Applications for all grants closed on 26 September 2020 (23.59pm CAT).


Music industry professional (Tanzania)
Founder - Harmattan Rain (Ghana)
Head of African markets - IDOL (South Africa)
Director - MIAF (South Africa)
Former MIAF Chairperson (DRC)
Artist (Kenya)