#HotOpportunities: Rise and Grind with these funding opportunities for African creatives and storytellers

28 July 2021,  Africa No Filter

Individuals and organisations that are creating platforms for conversations about narrative, its impact and how we can shift the current stereotypical one about Africa have until 27 August to apply for Africa No Filter Convening Grants. Applicants can be based in Africa and the Diaspora. Grants are worth $5000 - $25,000. More info.

Africa No Filter Project Support Grants support theatre, comedy, literature, digital animal, film, and visual art projects by individuals and organisations. Applicants can be based in Africa and the Diaspora, while the project should challenge stereotypical narratives of Africa. Grants are worth $25,000. Deadline: 27 August. More info.

Creative hubs, narrative change organisations, media houses, festivals, galleries and digital platforms that support storytellers can apply for Africa No Filter Operational Support Grants. They’re worth $10,000 to $25,000. Deadline: 27 August. More info. Read our Grants FAQ here.

Applications are open for the Dw Akademie and Al Khatt Media Loves Tech for Innovative and Quality Journalism. The opportunity is for journalists, start-ups, project leaders, creatives and civil society organisations in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria. Best concepts will get €1000. Deadline: 31 July. More info.

The Morland African Writing Scholarship for African Writers offers an £18,000 cash prize to buy the time needed to complete and polish a manuscript. The scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language born in an African country or whose parents were born in Africa. Deadline: 18 September. More info.

Writers, artists, scholars, creatives and public intellectuals can apply for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Fellows will get a $78,000 stipend and an additional $5000 to cover project expenses. Deadline: 9 September. More info.

The Royal Over-Seas League has announced the theme of the ROSL Photography Competition for 2021 - ‘International Friendship’. It’s aimed at capturing contemporary culture. The competition is open to Commonwealth countries. Submissions shouldn’t be older than 7 September 2020. Deadline: 6 September. More info.

Emerging documentary filmmakers can apply for a US$25,000 grant to work on short character-driven vérité documentaries. It’s offered by the International Documentary Association XRM Media Incubator. Eligible documentaries must be completed by November 2022. Deadline: 2 August. More info.

Photographers in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda can submit entries for the African Photography Awards hosted by the Uganda Press Photo Award. The winner will receive Canon equipment. Deadline: 1 August. More info.

Digital artists working with sound art, video, performance and media art can apply for the LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme residence programme. The three-month residency comes with a furnished studio, a monthly stipend of €800 for living expenses and one international return flight ticket worth up to €800. It’s open to artists that live and work primarily in South Africa. Deadline: 23 August. More info.

The Cinema Grant offered by the Arab Culture Fund supports the development of short and medium-length films in various stages of productions. Grants are worth up to $25,000, depending on the project. Applicants must be based in Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, and Tunisia. Deadline: 2 August. More info.

Early-career professional journalists from developing countries can apply for the Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship programme. The fellow will get hands-on instruction at the Missouri School of Journalism and placement in a leading U.S newsroom. Deadline: 31 August. More info.

The Arab Culture Fund’s Training and Regional Events Grant supports workshops, residencies, symposiums, forums and festivals in Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia. Grants are worth up to $25,000 for individuals and teams and $35,000 for institutions and collectives. Deadline: 16 August. More info.