By Edward Tsumele
One of the most successful responses to Covid-19 and the challenges the pandemic placed on the entertainment industry in general and the performance sector in particular, was the launch of the Mobility Funds.
The fund sought to address the challenges the sector faced by funding shows that could be created and watched online without the need for audiences to physically attend, but as well as creating an opportunity for artists to earn a living during lockdown.
Organisers of online concerts as well as musicians will be happy to know that yet another opportunity is available to apply for funding.
“I am delighted to announce that applications for the Digital Mobility Fund 4 2022 are now open. Interested applicants can apply to get a grant of up to R30 0000, which is to be used for the online presentation of concerts, either streamed live or by way of a delayed broadcast.
Initiated in 2020 as an active response to the challenges facing the live music scene due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this is the fourth iteration of the Concerts SA Digital Mobility Fund and we are excited to see even more musicians reap the benefits of this initiative.
Please note, the deadline for applications is 17:00, Friday, 4 February 2022,” says Andre Le Roux, of IKS Consulting, managers of the Digital Mobility Fund.