Published on 13 January 2023

[Call for Projects] : Festivals and Music Groups in Africa 2023

The Foundation is launching its third Call for Projects for Festivals and Music groups in Africa with the Orange Foundations in the 16 countries in which Orange is present: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Tunisia.


Objectives : Supporting the creation and dissemination of African music by accompanying young emerging African groups and music festivals open to the emerging musical scene and developing mediation and sensibilization actions to support access for all audiences.

Call for projects open to:
-  Music festivals
-  French Institutes, French Alliances and Cultural Centers
-  Labels and production companies
Attention : no individual support to private persons (artist, producer...)

Selection procedure:
Foundation pre-selection with the Orange Country Foundations teams then final selection by the Orange Foundation + a committee of musical experts.



1/ Festival having existed for at least 2 years
The festival must take place between April 2023 and March 2024
2/ Minimum of 5 concerts programmed

-    Repertoires: world music, jazz, hip hop, rap, song...
-    Artistic orientation enhancing the musical heritage of the countries and open to contemporary creation (meeting and/or fusion of traditional and contemporary music)  
-    Programming of young talented musicians and singers from Africa who are professionals or in the process of becoming professionals

-    Reaching a large audience (minimum 1 000 people)
-    Proposing solidarity and/or educational actions for the public
-    Accessibility of isolated and/or fragile public (free concerts, access of people with disabilities…)

Budget ( in Euros)
-    Realistic and balanced budget (proposed model)
-    Maximum support from the Orange Foundation corresponding to 25% of the overall budget up to a limit of 15,000€

Visibility and promotion
-    Capacity to promote the festival: website and social networks, media partners  
-    Assurance of visibility for the Orange Foundation / other partners


Musical Groups

-    Musicians from one of the 16 African countries mentioned above
-    Emerging scene: Professional artists or artists in the process of becoming professional, with promising career development prospects
-    Solo artist (voice, instrument) or musical group with voice
-    Repertoires: African music, world music, contemporary music, jazz, chanson, hip hop...

Type of project supported:
-    Concert tour 2023 in African countries (attach a calendar with dates and venues)
-    Record album (specify label, distribution, print run, titles recorded, recording and release dates)
-    Professional training: specify type of training, objectives and expected results

Budget ( in euros)
-    Detailed budget of the proposed project
-    Sponsorship support from the Orange Foundation up to a limit of 10,000 €

Visibility and promotion:
-    Capacity to promote the group: specify website and social networks, media partners, etc.  
-    Assurance of Orange Foundation visibility



Useful information for submitting your projects

  • Opening of the call for projects : 01/16/2023
  • Deadline for submission : 02/20/2023
  • Selection committee : mid march 2023

After filling in the online questionnaire, the partner must submit the following documents:

  • Statutes of the organization submitting the application
  • Presentation of the festival or the musical group (date of creation, biographies of the artists ...)
  • Artistic program 2023 (presentation of the artists and musical groups, number of members, musical style, song or album title)
  • Concert calendar with dates / places / times / artists (specify for each concert if confirmed or planned)
  • Detailed budget forecast for 2023 (model proposed for festivals)
  • Balance sheet of the previous year or edition (proposed model)

Other documents to be attached (optional)
- Musical sound extracts or videos of the artists
- Press review