The new Collider Accelerator Program running for more than a year inQueensland, Australia targets ventures involved in areas such as “wearable technology, virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, robotics, games, interactive content, music tech, IoT, film and digital media”.
The accelerator was launched by Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Enterprise Australia fund, which invests up to $150,000 in creative startups as well as providing facilities. The fund has raised more than $65 million in capital since 2008, already runs a fashion-orientated accelerator.
More information here.
Within the framework of Creative Tracks, the Roberto Cimetta Fund is launching an open call for travel grants from 7th March to 7th April 2017. Individual cultural entrepreneurs living and working in the Euro-MENA geographical zone can apply for travel grants to destinations all over the world. Priority is given to cultural entrepreneurs living and working in the MENA region or the Arab and Middle Eastern diasporas. Travel must take place before 17th December 2017.
If you want to apply, please visit the Roberto Cimetta Fund’s website and fill in the contact form on the fund’s website. The office of the Fund will send you the link to the appropriate form to fill in online. The results will be announced on 7th June 2017.
Deadline for receiving applications: 07/04/2017.
The African Arts Institute based in Cape Town, South Africa has launched in 2015 a program called Cultural Accelerator which engages 17 arts entrepreneurs from 10 different communities within the greater Cape Town community. As part of the program, they have created the “Learning Space” concept as “a space for peer reflection, collaborative learning and to enhance the impact of the programme specifically in terms of local community-building.
The Cultural Accelerator Learning Space is a bi-monthly feedback session on the development and progress of each entrepreneur in terms of their business and personal goals. Here each person is reviewed by their peers, and are given critical feedback on their progress and future plans for their business and cultural initiatives.
While checking their website, I didn’t find any recent activities, so I am not sure if the program goes on or has concluded a couple of cycles.