Indonesia LBF Market Focus offers £5k cultural grants

Indonesia LBF Market Focus offers £5k cultural grants

The National Organising Committee for Indonesia as Market Focus Country at the 2019 London Book Fair is offering grants of up to £5,000 to organisations in the UK for the purpose of staging activities or events that increase public knowledge of Indonesia via the creative sector.

The seed grants are funded by the Indonesian creative economy agency, as part of the Indonesia Market Focus programme for London Book Fair, and administered by the National Organising Committee. The scheme is open to any UK organisation wanting to do a project specifically concerning Indonesian culture, language, and literature between March and August 2019.

The grants are available across the creative sector and can include (but are not limited to) seminars, lectures, poetry slams, book readings, discussions, theatrical performances, film screenings, poster competitions, Indonesian language classes, photographic exhibitions, workshops, and artistic collaborations. These events will form part of Indonesia’s LBF Fringe Programme, which aims to build on the promotion of Indonesia’s appearance as Market Focus Country at the 2019 London Book Fair.

Grants will be awarded to organisations such as university departments, student organisations, community-based arts organisations, literature festivals, literature development agencies, literary magazines, film clubs, libraries, and book stores.

The deadline for submissions is 15th February 2019 and more information on the scheme can be found here.