Radio & Audio Funding Award (RAFA)

The Radio and Audio Funding Award (RAFA) is awarded annually to an emerging audio producer based anywhere in the world to produce an original radio or audio documentary which fulfils the core criteria detailed below. A main award of £7,000 is awarded to an audio documentary-maker to produce a feature-length programme. £3,000 goes to the runner-up.

Applications are now open. Deadline: Midnight BST 8th May 2019.

Key dates:

  • Midnight BST, Wednesday 8th May 2019: deadline for applications
  • By the beginning of August 2019: shortlisted applicants are notified
  • Early September 2019: Finalists pitch their projects to the judging panel at Open City Documentary Festival.
  • Early September 2019: Award-winners announced during Open City Documentary Festival.
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