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Africa No Filter is looking for African artists to join the their Emerging Artists Fellows Program

January 14, 2021

Africa No Filter is providing grants to its community of artists, storytellers, and arts and media organisations, that will empower them to keep creating work that challenges stereotypical narratives about Africa.

The Emerging Artists Fellows Program will provide 12 exceptional creative practitioners with mentorship, peer to peer skills sharing and new networks. Fellows will be supported with a $5000 grant to help execute the proposed project, document findings and establish new creative methodologies that benefit a wider audience.

Eligibility: Emerging artists and creative practitioners based anywhere in Africa. You must be passionate about using art and creativity to challenge pre-existing harmful narratives of Africa. Fellows are encouraged to propose innovative, groundbreaking projects that have both digital and in-person elements.

Requirements: Fellows will be required to submit project aims and milestones at the beginning of the fellowship; have a clear project outcome such as a book, documentary film, report, event etc.; develop a clear methodology which can be shared with other fellows; host monthly fellow-led online seminars and attend a physical convening in 2021 (subject to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions).

Tips to make your application stand out:

  1. Don’t tell Africa No Filter what you think they want to hear! African No Filter is committed to supporting storytellers full of originality, innovation and creativity. Be yourself.
  2. Be concise.
  3. Have clear project milestones. Before submitting your application, ensure you have clear and realistic project timelines. Not only will this help Africa No Filter to understand your project better, but we will expect you to meet these timelines if you are selected for the Fellows Program.

How to apply: Visit bit.ly/ANFEmergingArtistsFellows for the application guide and the application form.

Deadline: Monday 15 February 2021.

The Fellowship will be granted in April 2021, to be completed by April 2022.


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