The API & Fonds Yavarhoussen Grant Initiative
API and Fonds Yavarhoussen (FY) joined forces in 2021, sharing the ambitious goal of helping emerging African talent thrive across a spectrum of visual arts, including film, photography, and contemporary art, and taking the richness of the continent’s culture to an international audience.
The partnership focused on choosing and awarding the most deserving Malagasy creatives with funding to advance their artistic careers, develop their skills, and showcase their work to an international audience.
As a philanthropic initiative, artists applying for the grant were as unrestricted as possible with no proscriptions on the art that should be produced. Applications were assessed on a case-by-case basis and closely monitored. Grants could be used to fund a new exhibition, a residency, materials and supplies, a training course, amongst other projects.