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

OPPORTUNITY PORTALS

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. 

 

 

Miscellaneous 

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. 

FilmDaily.TV - Global

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

Film Grants Africa 2020

 

 

Photography 

PHOTOGRAPHY OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

 

Residencies

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES

Fully Funded Residencies - Global

A platform that aims to provide a faster and easier overview of art residences, mobility funds, grants and awards, concentrating on those covering all or most of expenses.  

For: Artists, Curators, Collectives, Researchers, Cultural Producers etc.

Arteles - Global

Arteles runs one of the biggest international artist residency centers in Finland, organizes cultural events and activities. It functions as well as an active organizational part for shows, art projects and other culture related events.

Note: Multiple Residencies

Contemporary Lynx - Global

9 Fully funded art residencies to apply for in February 2020

For: Artists, Researchers, Culture Professionals etc.

Prohelvetia - Southern Africa and Switzerland

A residency (of up to 3 months) for artists from Southern African in Switzerland, or conversely, for Swiss artists in a Southern African country, provides the chance to gain broad insight into a different cultural environment.  

More info here

FASHION

Deadline

30 June 2020

VOGUE TALENTS

Scouting For Africa 2020

Africa

Vogue Talents is supporting emerging designers along with the African Fashion Foundation by launching a new scouting project dedicated to African creatives. All African designers, both residing in Africa and anywhere else in the world, can apply to be part of this scouting project 

More Info here

PHOTOGRAPHERS

FILMMAKERS

Deadline

10 May 2020

Getty Images

#ShowUs Grant to Support Women, Female-Identifying and Non-Binary voices in Commercial Film and Photography

Global

Will provide financial support and mentorship to photographers and videographers who are using their talents to create inclusive visual stories depicting authentic representations of women, female-identifying and non-binary individuals.

More info here

BUSINESS/ CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

Youth in Business Programme South Africa - CITI

 

Cape Town

Aimed at business-savvy youth within Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Mfuleni and surrounding areas, this new programme aims to create an enabling environment for the young people to gain an in-depth, hands-on learning experience of the tech tools available to aid in the growth and development of their business. This programme will equip these young people with the skills necessary to improve and grow their businesses to become economically sustainable.

More info here

BUSINESS/ CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

Women in Business - CITI

Cape Town

This programme creates a supportive and growth environment for women, who would like to utilise technology within their businesses. This programme will expose them to the latest technology tools available, to enhance and grow their business.

More info here

VISUAL ART

 

Deadline

15 May 2020

Creativate Digital Arts Festival 2020

South Africa

The Creativate Digital Arts Festival, which runs during the National Arts Festival from 25 June to 5 July, is calling all artists, technologists, futurists, animators, filmmakers, gamers, performers and musicians to reimagine, unravel and question our new world and submit a proposal for the 2020 edition of Creativate. 

More info here