This programme is intended for artists and curators residing in Africa or the Caribbean islands, who have professional experience, in order to develop their project or career, a two-month residence period in France or in its overseas regions and departments within a professional organisation
It is concerned with the following disciplines: architecture, arts, circus, dance, design, digital arts, fashion, multidisciplinary projects, music, photography, street and puppet arts, theatre, visual arts.
Nandos is calling on all aspiring furniture designers to design a show-stopping bench, a reminder of the resilience of the African spirit, and a celebration of Southern Africa’s ever-evolving and eclectic design aesthetic.
Submissions for the Market Photo Workshop’s JUSTPHOTO Contest is now open to African photographers practicing in Africa.
The JUSTPHOTO Contest seeks to promote new photography works of social responsibility, activism and ethical investigation by African photographers practising in Africa.
Photographers of winning submissions will be announced on the 23 September 2020. The winning submission will be exhibited online on https://photoformafrica.com/, a digital space for African visual cultures established by the Market Photo Workshop.
The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg calls for proposals for the 2021 edition of the Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS), a multi-disciplinary roving project space support programme for South Africa. The programme supports work realised in any part of South Africa; ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; in any discipline including visual art, performing arts, film, music or combinations of aforementioned forms.
GPS is envisioned as a non-commercial, artist-centered free platform, designed to support not only the artists and their projects, but also the many structures, spaces and festivals that currently exist and need partnerships of this nature in order to continue their work.
This year, in response to the extensive need in the creative community for monetary support and career guidance, Adobe have decided to expand the program. In addition to the new Creative Residents this year, they are excited to announce a $1 million Creative Residency Community Fund. This fund will enable Adobe to support many more creators by funding their projects and hiring them for Adobe-commissioned projects.
The motto of the Creative Residency program is “Create. Share. Activate. Empower.” As always, the creators they select will be passionate about creating personally fulfilling work, sharing their journeys, and activating fellow creatives to craft the careers they want by empowering them with knowledge.
The Black Realities Grant is a response to the ongoing state violence and murder of Black people. The Grant awards a monthly cash prize to media projects that explore the varied conditions, experiences, feelings, and range of humanity of the Black global community. All formats, genres, and categories of screen-based projects will be considered including films, TV, games, apps, VR/AR experiences, photojournalism, and more. There are only two hard requirements: first, the lead creator must be Black, and second, the perspective of Black folx and the centering of Black thoughts and characters must be the core of the project.
Submissions are open each month, January to December
BREAKOUT FILM FESTIVAL
Breakout Film Festival is a monthly contested international short film festival with an annual event held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Best Short Film (held at the event in January 2021) will be awarded $500 USD, official selection laurel and our coveted trophy.
South African artists are invited to apply for their contemporary artwork to be considered for acquisition by the Art Bank of South Africa (ArtbankSA). The ArtbankSA annually considers acquiring special pieces of art for its own growing collection.
The ArtbankSA is tasked with purchasing artworks from South African artists, particularly that of emerging artists in order to lease and sell the artworks to South African government departments, private companies and private individuals.
PERFORMING ARTS / CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL / VISUAL ARTS
12 October 2020
African Culture Fund
Solidarity Fund for African Artists and Cultural Organizations
The African Culture Fund is a pan-African organization that aims to support the professionalization of the cultural and creative sector of African countries through innovative artistic projects that it finances.
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.