Hivos East Africa Call for Audio Visual Content Production Grants

Hivos East Africa has announced a new call for proposals for audiovisual content production grants.

Targeting a myriad of artists only in Uganda and Tanzania, Hivos is now entering phase 2 of the Resource Of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) program, which supports a new generation of makers from the creative and cultural sector to produce alternative content that champions open societies and pushes back on the shrinking civic space.


The grants are capped at 15,000 Euros maximum, for a six (6) month period beginning August this year.

Grants may be for the continuation of work already being done by the applying entity or for creation of entirely new content.


The grants are divided in the below categories:

Film, Fashion, Creative design, Music Production, Online content creation, Photography, Virtual reality, Gaming, Media

Grantees will receive training and expert advice on business management, content monetization, and content creation.

In addition to this, Hivos East Africa will organize various linking and learning sessions where grantees will interact and share experiences, challenges, and lessons with their peers and experts from around Africa.

Eligibility Criteria

In this second phase of the R.O.O.M program, funding is targeting (for the initial stages of the phase) creatives based in Uganda and Tanzania.

Creatives also based in areas outside the main capital cities are particularly encouraged to apply.

They are targeting young makers under 35 years who work in an interdisciplinary manner to create alternative audio-visual content that highlights issues often ignored by society therefore sparking dialogue, debate, and dissent.

Eligible parties should also represent and or address marginalized/minority groups across gender, ethnicity, people with disabilities.

Female content makers and groups are especially encouraged to apply.


The applying entity must be registered in their country of origin or operation either as a non-profit or for-profit entity.

The applying entity must have a bank account in their own name with at least two signatories.

The applying entity must have a tax clearance certificate from the relevant tax authority in the country of origin or operation.

The applying entity must provide proof of a sound and up to standard financial accounting system, which meets the requirements of global best practice.

Proof of all the aforementioned is a requirement.

Deadline: 3rd July.

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