26 September 2022
WestWords Copyright Agency Emerging Writers Fellowship
Applications are open for the WestWords Copyright Agency Emerging Writers Fellowship 2022. WestWords offers a range of fellowships for writers nearing completion of a major work. Partnering with Copyright Agency Cultural Fund these fellowships provide writers in the final stages of completing their first major work a programme of tailored mentorship and professional development.
The Fellowships are open to emerging writers working in genres including fiction, non-fiction, journalism, poetry and song lyrics, writing for performance, writing online or new media and other forms of creative writing. One of the Fellowships will be granted to an emerging writer specifically writing for children and/or young people. Illustrators with a demonstrated interest in the narrative through visual media may also apply. As part of your Fellowship, you will receive a tailored program of mentorship over a 6-9month period.
23 September 2022
INVITATION TO VISUAL ARTISTS TO BECOME A MENTOR: ARTBANK SA
Experienced visual artists are invited to work with entry and emerging artists appointed under the PESP3 Art Creating Programme as mentors, helping them to improve their art making skills and gain confidence for a period up to four (4) months.
The Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP3) 2022 Mentorship Programme is government initiative supported by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, implemented by the National Museum, and coordinated by the Art Bank of South Africa, with the aim to reactivate the sector into the right path of the Economic Recovery and Reconstruction Plan (ERRP) post the COVID-19 pandemic.
18 September 2022
The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2022 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers is open. MMF annually awards a small number of Morland Writing Scholarships, with the aim being to allow each Scholar the time to produce the first draft of a completed book. The Scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa, or both of whose parents were born in Africa.
Scholars writing fiction will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of twelve months. At the discretion of the Foundation, Scholars writing non-fiction, who require additional research time, could receive an additional grant, paid over a period of up to eighteen months.
1 November 2022
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2023
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize aims to identify talented writers who go on to inspire their communities. It unearths and promotes the best new writing from across the Commonwealth, developing literary connections worldwide. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2000 – 5000 words). It is open to translated fiction. The overall winner receives £5,000 and regional winners receive £2,500. Translators will receive additional prize money.
As well as English, stories are accepted in the Bengali, Chinese, Creole, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish languages.
25 September 2022
Hamwe Festival Short Stories Contest
Africa and the Diaspora
The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is delighted to announce the second edition of the Hamwe Short Story Prize. African writers are invited to submit short fiction inspired by the ideas of memory, cultural heritage and mental health
African writers on the continent and in the diaspora are invited to submit their short stories by September 25th, 2022. Stories should be between 2000 and 5000 words, and you can submit your story in English or French. The themes of this year’s prize are memory, heritage and mental health. The winners will be announced during Hamwe Festival in November 2022 and each of the winners will receive a $1000 cash prize.
Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants.
They believe that new ideas come from sparks of inspiration and aim to provide just that, access to small and mighty bursts of financial support so that you can focus on making your important and innovative work.
Innovate Grant was created out of the frustration of applying to grants with time-consuming requirements. These lengthy applications took valuable time and energy away from making new work. Countless hours were always sacrificed in either writing artist statements, crafting project proposals and getting letters of recommendation.
They believe that time is one of the most valuable components to fostering creativity and innovation. Our aim is to provide the time you need to be fully immersed in your ideas and in creating your work.
Keeping the grant process simple enables us to continue to support you on your important journey of creation, inspiration, and innovation.
30 September 2022
Márọkọ́ Journal of African Poetry: Call for Submissions
Africa and the Diaspora
Márọkọ́, an annual print and digital journal published by the Lagos International Poetry Festival, is now receiving submissions for its first issue.
They welcome poems, critical essays, including reviews and profiles, creative non-fiction, visual arts and photography. They are particularly interested in the works of poets and writers from Africa, the Caribbean, and from across the Black diaspora.
27 October 2022
Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
ACLS invites applications for Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art, made possible by the generous support of the Getty Foundation. These fellowships provide early career scholars from around the world time to undertake sustained research and/or writing for projects that will make substantial and original contributions to the understanding of art and its history. The program funds projects at all stages of development, and the ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. This program does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Photo Contest Guru - Global
An online portal of photography contests, funding, grants and awards.
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
SPECIALIZED OPPORTUNITY PORTALS
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.
A source for film and documentary grants, production budgets, templates and online courses.
Opportunities Include: grants, funding, jobs, fellowships etc.
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY PORTALS
Opportunities For Youth - Global
Empowering youth through access to information and opportunities.
Connecting Africans to the latest life changing opportunities
The largest platform for international opportunities
A forum where various opportunities like education, jobs and entrepreneurial ideas are shared for the benefit of diverse cultures.
Bringing all the opportunities from all over the world in one platform, making it easy to find your dream opportunity.
Making Opportunities accessible to organizations and individuals
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.