31 July 2020

The Institut Français - Visas for Creation


Africa and the Caribbean islands

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.

More info here




31 July 2020

Nando's Hot Young Designer Talent Search

South Africa

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.

Enter the Nando’s HYD 2020 and stand a chance to have your bench design prototyped and manufactured for a place in a Nando’s restaurant, as well as design mentorship from Nando’s Design Team and partners.

More info here




11 September 2020


South Africa

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.

More info here




 17 August 2020



South Africa

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.

More info here



Rolling Basis

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund


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.

More info here



Rolling basis


Black Realities Grant


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.

More Info here



Submissions are open each month, January to December




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.

More Info here



3 July 2020


Submit Artwork for consideration

South Africa

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. 

More info here



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.

More info here



International Journalist's Network (IJNet) - Global

IJNet delivers the latest on global media innovation, news apps and tools, training opportunities and expert advice for professional and citizen journalists worldwide.

Miscellaneous Journalism Opportunities throughout the year

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.

Awards and Programs

Global Investigative Journalism Network GIJN - Global 

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.

Funding and Grants for Africa





FotoRoom - Global

FotoRoom is an online space showcasing works of contemporary photography ranging in genre, theme and style, and made by artists from all over the globe.

International Photography Awards (list)

Photography Grants, Funds and Fellowships (list)

International Photography Festivals (list)

Photo Contest Guru - Global

An online portal of photography contests, funding, grants and awards.

Grants and funding

Photography Competitions

LensCulture - Global

LensCulture is one of the most comprehensive and far-reaching resources for discovering contemporary photography talent around the world.

Miscellaneous Awards and Competitions throughout the year





On The Move: Cultural Mobility Information Network - Global

A cultural mobility information network with members in over 20 countries across Europe and internationally. Their mission is to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation.

VANSA (Visual Arts Network of South Africa)

An industry organisation supporting the development of the visual arts sector.

African Writers Trust - Africa

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. 

Journalism.co.za - South Africa 

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. 

FilmDaily.TV - Global

A source for film and documentary grants, production budgets, templates and online courses. 

Film Grants Africa 2020



Opportunities Include: grants, funding, jobs, fellowships etc.


Opportunities For YouthGlobal

Empowering youth through access to information and opportunities.

Opportunities for Africans - Africa

Connecting Africans to the latest life changing opportunities

Opportunity Desk - Global

The largest platform for international opportunities

Opportunities Forum - Global

A forum where various opportunities like education, jobs and entrepreneurial ideas are shared for the benefit of diverse cultures.

OYA Opportunities - Global

Bringing all the opportunities from all over the world in one platform, making it easy to find your dream opportunity.

Funding Opportunities - Global

Making Opportunities accessible to organizations and individuals

Prince Claus Fund - Select Regions

The Prince Claus Fund stimulates the freedom of cultural expression worldwide

Arts and Culture Trust - South Africa

South Africa's premier independent arts and culture funding development agency. Pro-active agents of change in the creative economy. 

National Arts Council (NAC) - South Africa

The vision of the NAC is to promote through the arts, the free expression of South African cultures. 

British Council SSA Arts - UK and Sub-Saharan Africa

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.