We hope that these wins have inspired you to create. Here are funding opportunities to help you get there.
1. Art Moves Africa has travel grants to participate in festivals, biennials, artist residencies, productions, touring, and workshops within Africa.
Deadline: 24 April. Apply here.
2. Goethe-Zentrum Kampala has funding worth up to 2 million shillings for creative projects by artists based in Uganda. Apply here.
3. The Arab Fund
for Arts and Culture has an open call for grant applications from artists based in Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, or Tunisia. Read here for more info.
4. Journalists and filmmakers have until April 7th to pitch a short documentary, article or radio piece for the One World Media Fellowship. Apply here.
5. The Thami Mnyele Foundation in the Netherlands offers three-month residencies to fine artists from anywhere in Africa. Read here for more information.
6. How has COVID-19 impacted human solidarity? Put your thoughts in a 3-minute video, multimedia presentation,
written essay, or artwork, and you could be featured in the UNESCO Clubs 2021 multimedia project. Read here for more information. Deadline: 31 May
7. The African Arts Trust offers three grants worth up to $5 000, $10 000 and $20 000 to organisations in the visual arts. Apply
8. The Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Frankfurt Rights platform connects book buyers and sellers globally. More information here.
9. Book Dash is looking for writers, illustrators, designers and editors interested in joining a 12-hour creative marathon that will culminate in children's books.
Apply here by 11 April.
10. The Black Feminist Fund provides grassroots Black feminist organisations, collectives and groups with support that includes start-up funding. More info here.
Worth knowing: this is not a hot opportunity – yet. Africa is Netflix’s second-largest market with 66.7 million subscribers. Meanwhile, Netflix’s head of African Original Series, Dorothy Ghettuba has this to say about African content: “We strongly believe Africa has a wealth of untold stories.”