Apply: DEEP Fund

Deadline: 26 June, 2020

The One Ocean Hub is currently inviting proposals to the first round of the Deep Emotional Engagement Programme (DEEP) Fund. The current call for proposals is aimed at efforts to expand international audience outreach for pre-existing cultural heritage and/or art-based projects under development in Ghana, Kenya, Namibia and South Africa as a means of sharing emotional engagements with the ocean.

The format of commissioned projects is entirely open, including but not limited to visual art, performing art, music, sound art, filmmaking, animation, digital art, fashion, literature, poetry, spoken word, craft, indigenous knowledge and customary practices.

The call is for proposals that move beyond creative response for its own sake to supporting the research objectives of the Hub. Projects should be transdisciplinary, interregional and community-led or co-produced with a focus on empowering women and youth.


  • Available project funding ranges between £5,000 and £20,000 (in exceptional circumstances this amount may be increased)
  • Projects will be expected to last between six and 18 months, from commissioning to deliverables and final reporting



  • Projects must be based in Ghana, Kenya, Namibia or South Africa
  • Projects must be conducted by individuals, non-governmental organisations, community sector groups or non-profit civil society

To apply and for more information, click here.

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