The Realness African Screenwriters Residency is an incubator for African screenwriters.
It provides residents with the practical support needed to refine their projects from a creative perspective, as well as to position their projects to industry partners for potential financing and production.
The residency acts as a year-round support system to alumni, helping them take their scripts from the page to the screen, and fostering a new wave of authentic African cinema in the process.
Episodic Lab will focus on developing pitch documents with selected writers for series content of all genres.
6 writers will spend 3 months in an online ‘writers room’ format. They will work with a script consultant and a creative producer to fully develop their story concepts into an episodic pitch. Along with creative training, writers will receive feedback from NETFLIX’s series development team.
Selected writers will receive a stipend of $2000 per month to dedicate 3 months to cover their living expenses as they develop their ideas.
At the end of the lab, selected writers will have the opportunity to pitch to NETFLIX and have their series developed for production.
CAP Prize 2021 | Contemporary African Photography Prize
The call for entries to the CAP Prize 2021 is open from 7 November 2020 until 7 February 2021. Prepare your work that engages with the African continent or its diaspora now and win a series of large scale outdoor exhibitions around the globe. A panel of international curators, publishers, editors and artists will review your work. 25 artists will be shortlisted and five shortlisted artists awarded with the CAP Prize 2021. The winners will be announced at Photo Basel International Art Fair in June 2021.
Creativity & Cognition - Call for Virtual Artworks Cities of the future: living together
The C&C21 Arts Exhibition will explore ways in which citizens can engage in new cross-disciplinary forms of creative engagement with the major challenges that cities face. A profound act of imagination is needed to envision viable alternatives to the status quo.
The art exhibition will present artworks that manifest the conference themes of creativity, craft and design, applied to cities of the future to reflect the conference location.
Africa No Filter is seeking exceptional emerging artists for a 12-month remote fellowship. Fellows will be expected to develop and deliver a project which demonstrates and/or explores how art and creativity can be used to challenge harmful narratives about Africa and present contemporary, accurate narratives.
The Arts Fellows Programme will provide 12 exceptional creative practitioners from across the continent with mentorship, peer to peer skills sharing and new networks through monthly fellow-led seminars throughout the year.
Fellows are also supported with a $5000 grant to assist in executing the proposed project, documenting findings and establishing new creative methodologies that can be presented and taught to a wider audience.
The 8th annual LensCulture Portrait Awards aim to discover and reward more than 35 photographers around the globe who are making exceptional photographic portraits.
These awards are open to photographers at all levels of experience, and all genres of portraiture are welcome — from professional studio shoots, to detailed environmental portraits, to casual candids. They're open to all types of artistic approaches, including staged, fiction, fashion, metaphoric, self-portrait and conceptual work.
Winners will enjoy career-changing opportunities including exhibition in New York, extensive media coverage, cash prizes and more.
Blackbritishwriters.co.uk is inviting unpublished poetry on the theme of black identity. Entrants are encouraged to interpret these themes with imagination. Poets must be over 18, identify as Black and can be from anywhere across the globe.
All short and Long listed poems will be published in a Poetry Anthology and prizes will be awarded by a panel of BBW editors.
This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on the theme of Black Identity, in any style, up to 50 lines long.
Rust-en-Vrede Gallery 2021 Portrait Award Competition
The Portrait Award competition, similar to its UK counterpart, awards the first prize
R150 000 for the best portrait. The second prize, R 30 000 and R 20 000 for the third prize. This biennial competition is open to all resident South African artists, 18 years and older, and aims to increase public awareness and appreciation for the art of portraiture, as well as give South African artists an opportunity for further exposure.
Innovate Grant is a new initiative that supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. Innovate Grant distributes (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. Grant cycles are seasonal.
Winners will be featured on their website and will receive a one time unrestricted grant. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit.
International Women's Media Foundation IWMF - Global
The IWMF works to unleash the power of female journalists to transform the global news media. Their fellows and grantees — both freelance and staff journalists — become experts in reporting in under-served regions, generate must-read stories, align with top outlets, and bring critical issues affecting women and others to light.
The Global Investigative Journalism Network is an international association of journalism organizations that support the training and sharing of information among investigative and data journalists—with special attention to those from repressive regimes and marginalized communities.
The African Writers Trust is a body that aims to bridge the divide between African writers and publishing professionals living in the diaspora and on the continent, bringing them together in order to promote synergies and to foster knowledge and learning between the two groups.
The site is intended both as a resource for working journalists in Southern Africa and a teaching tool for the (Wits) university programme. It also allows media companies to find new talent, to promote services, award programmes, training or events in a multitude of ways.