#HotOpportunities in September: elevate your game with these opportunities for African creatives and storytellers

31 August 2021,  Africa No Filter

1. We’re looking for a young, talented design intern to join the ANF team for three months. You’ll be creating social media content for our platforms, and the opportunity to experiment with gifs and animations. The internship covers expenses. Criteria: based in Africa, able to work from home, access to a laptop, WIFI and design programmes, have a design certificate, diploma or degree and basic graphic design, illustration, and animation skills. Send CV, cover letter and portfolio to info@africanofilter.org. Use “Design Intern” in the subject heading. Deadline: 10 Sept.

2. Join the #NewNarrativesChallenge by the British Council and stand a chance to win £500. The challenge aims to amplify youth voices and encourage new authentic stories of Africa and the UK. Deadline: 3 Sept. More info.

3. Senior journalists and media professionals from Ethiopia, Burundi, Cameroon, Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe can apply for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship. The fellowship includes full programme fees, living expenses and return economy airfare. Deadline: 3 Nov. More info.

4. The African Culture Fund’s incubation and support programme for young visual artists and cultural managers promotes the development of impactful artwork in all African regions. Their 2021/22 bootcamp is open to artists from West Africa. Deadline: 12 Sept. More info.

5. The 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is accepting submissions for unpublished short fiction. Stories can be in English, Kiswahili, French, Malay, and Portuguese. Regional winners get £2,500 and the overall winner £5,000. Deadline: 1 Nov. More info.

6 .TFI, IDFA, and RYOT Films have funding to produce short documentaries. The pitch is for original stand-alone short documentaries that explore climate stories through the experiences of people impacted by the crisis. Deadline:16 Sept. More info.

7. This one is for photographers whose work documents global issues. Submit your photos that show the positive impact of trade and stand a chance of being featured at the UNCTAD15 photo exhibition. Images must be original and show how trade drives development towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline: 3 Sept. More info.

8. Radio journalists in the Amhara region of Ethiopia can apply to participate in a training course offered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and PACE. The training empowers journalists to report on child labour, trafficking, and slavery. Deadline: 13 Sept. More info.

9. The IDFA Bertha Fund supports ambitious films that present an outstanding contribution to the global view of the South. The fund also supports story development, editing, financing and distribution. Deadline: 10 Dec. More info.

10. Journalists, researchers, activists, and institutions in North Africa can apply for funding worth between $20,000 and $50,000 to produce work that explores health, conflict, and vulnerability in the Arab region. The opportunity is offered by the Arab Council for Social Science. Deadline: 23 Nov. More info.

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