The British Council invites institutions and individuals based in Nepal to apply for micro to small grants to produce creative and original activities for WOW - Women of the World Week (WOW Week), 1-7 March 2021.
It has been over a decade since the first WOW—Women of the World—was held at the Southbank Centre in London. Since then, WOW Festivals celebrating women and girls, and taking a frank look at the obstacles they face, have taken place across the globe, reaching more than two million people.
In Nepal, three editions of the Festival have been held since 2017. The latest physical iteration, WOW Madhesh was organised in Janakpur on 6 and 7 December 2019. Following the pandemic, WOW activities took a digital stage with WOW Global 24 in June, a 24-hour event of WOW Festivals from around the world. Then between August and November, the WOW Virtual Nepal series delivered digital content on a wide range of topics from discussing the complexity of the harmful practice of witch accusation and persecution to looking at how women in comedy are challenging patriarchal thinking.
Through festivals, events, and more, whether in physical or virtual spaces, WOW continues to challenge the belief that gender equality has been achieved – and hopes to connect more people, movements, and ideas to help change the world.
At the heart of each WOW Festival are the collaborators, curators, partners, participants, and people who help make each WOW a unique experience. We are now offering financial and other in-kind support to deserving proposals to join our movement to tackle the global challenge of gender inequality with creativity and collaboration.
There are multiple grants available. Applying for a WOW Commission Grant is easy: please download the WOW Commissions Guide and read through the FAQ to confirm your eligibility and review whether your proposal aligns with the British Council gender objectives and priorities. The guide includes all information needed for you to make an informed application. The application form is linked at the bottom of the Guide. If you are unsure about anything you can always get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the WOW Commissions FAQ below.
First batch grant application deadline: 15 January 2021