Call for Proposals: Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) Youth, Arts & Culture Grants Initiative 2017 (US$10,000 Grant)

Application Deadline: 15 July 2017

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) invites innovative ideas from young activists, artists, entrepreneurs or organisations who are working on the range of questions above to submit proposals to the OSISA Youth & Arts Flexible Grants Initiative.

Are you inspired by the fact that up to 67% of the SADC region’s population is below 40 years and yet youth, especially young women, remain on the margins of the mainstream economy, politics and society?

Are you working on promoting and protecting youth’s economic, social and political spaces at a community or national level?

Are you inspired to use art and activism to promote voice in the public space? Are you a catalyst in your community- seeking to create spaces for marginalised communities to be heard?

Are you challenging the causes, acting to remove the barriers and catalysing transformation across the political, socio-economic and legal spheres of youth within and across the SADC region?.

Grant Size:     up to US$10,000

Grant Period: up to six months

Project proposal submission email: [email protected]

How to Apply?

  •  Download a form on this link and fill it in. If you are an artist, you are free to give us links to your voice, audio, video or photo works for consideration.
  • If you want to pitch your idea in real time- kindly email us on [email protected] to arrange a telephonic conversation in English, Portuguese or French.

OSISA will assess all proposals and feedback within 10 days after the submission deadline. No proposals will be accepted after the deadline.

Should you require additional information, please contact  [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the OSISA Youth & Arts Flexible Grants Initiative


  1. I would like to ask if there’s no extension for application deadline? We would like to apply for funding but we realised your call for applications late. Our music project is struggling to acquire funds for overall operation.


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