A100 musicians receive funding from Digital Mobility Fund

By Edward Tsumele

Yesterday Concert SA announced the names of musicians who are beneficiaries of the Digital Mobility Fund 4, who responded to the call for applications in January 2022.

This time around 100 musicians are beneficiaries from this fund aimed at assisting musicians facing difficulties due to Covid-19. The fund has been hailed for its quick response to funding applications ever since it commenced last year. The application process is also simple, making the funding access to several applicants who do not have to deal with a complicated process.

The Fund has assisted musicians to put up concerts even during lockdowns through live streaming without an audience or through delayed  live streaming, enabling musicians to work remotely and earn a living.

“On 26 January 2022 we announced that the applications for the Digital Mobility Fund are open.

Today we’re excited to announce the 100 project recipients of this call #DMF2022

We had more than 400 applications from musicians from across South Africa.

Funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Norwegian Embassy Pretoria and SAMRO. Concerts SA is administered by IKS Cultural Consulting and supported by Music in Africa as our digital partner.

Concerts SA is proud to announce the list of recipients of the fourth Digital Mobility Fund, and the first for 2022. The mobility fund, which is managed by cultural consulting firm Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS), is designed for local artists who want to present professional and high-quality performances. It is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Southern African Music Rights Organisation.

For this year’s mobility fund, Concerts SA considered proposals from music professionals for live-streamed or delayed-broadcast performances, with audiences. Some of the successful applicants include Madala Kunene, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, The Chanticleer Singers, Madosini, Louis Mhlanga and Bittereinder. The full list of recipients is available by clicking on the button below.,”  a statement released  yesterday states. For the complete list of recipients go to: Click here to read more: https://bit.ly/3hPKQf6

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