Language navigation Alt+1 Servive navigation Alt+2 Subject navigation Alt+3 content Alt+4 search Alt+5

Language navigation

Servive navigation

Subject navigation

Pour le projet d'information de financement en français, sélectionnez ici >>



SDC Ant funding for projects


Pro Helvetia Johannesburg has for some time been investing in transnational collaborations, exchanges and joint projects among organisations and creative practitioners operating across the SADC region, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Our investments are focused on projects, networks and platforms that have a shared interest in building a stronger regional creative fabric.


The primary focus of this funding is to assist in the distribution of new and existing works to a broader Southern African audience and to enable transnational collaboration and sharing of knowledge and expertise.


Projects will be supported for up to a maximum of ZAR 60 000.00/US$ 5000 and applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding from other sources.


Projects should meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

• Funds should be used towards arts & culture projects within Southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Seychelles, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Zambia, and Zimbabwe).

• Projects which provide increased public exposure of high quality contemporary work across national borders (e.g. presentation of an Angolan work in South Africa and Zimbabwe); AND / OR

• Projects which involve or promote exchange and collaboration in or between countries within Southern Africa AND / OR

• Projects which involve the sharing or transfer of skills between professionals across the region.

• All projects should be completed by end November 2017.

Pro Helvetia Johannesburg does not support:

• Commercial or profit-oriented projects
• Training of non-professionals
• Formal education programmes or course fees
• Video/film production (though will support content development for digital/on-line distribution)
• Generally artists’ fees are not covered, but can be considered in exceptional circumstances.


How to apply:

• Applications must be made using the downloadable Application Form on the right, or click here
• Completed applications must be emailed to Pro Helvetia Johannesburg regional(at)
• Your emailed application should include the words “ANT project funding application” in the subject line.
• Submit applications by November 07 2016, for projects that will be completed between January 2017 and end November 2017.
• Application outcomes will be announced on or before November 22 2016.


After Applying
Applications received are screened and assessed by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg. The final outcome of applications is dependent on approval by the management of Pro Helvetia Johannesburg.


Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by email. Please ensure to follow up via phone or email should you not receive an acknowledgement email within 3 days after deadline date. Only fully completed (digital) applications in the format detailed below will be processed.


The information on your application form becomes an integral part of the contract in the event of your application being successful.


For information on Ant Research Residencies:Go here

To top


Pro Helvetia Johannesburg

Swiss Arts Council

Heerengracht Building

PO Box 31532

87 De Korte Street

Braamfontein 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa


Tel. +27 11 403 1880

Fax. +27 11 403 1605



Português aplicação ANT projetos


Français application ANT projets


English application ANT projects