Our grants support projects that are diverse as Africa itself. In addition to arts, culture and media organisations, we also partner with emerging and established artists, scholars, authors, poets, bloggers, vloggers, TikTokers, photographers, curators, publishers, musicians, journalists around Africa and the Diaspora.
The common thread in our grantees is that they have a footprint of work that shifts stereotypical narratives of Africa and Africa through content creation, advocacy, research, and capacity building that empowers that narrative ecosystem.
Are you Africa’s next top comedian? The Africa No Filter Comedy Lab is looking for you
Africa No Filter Comedy Lab is a digital competition open to African comedians based anywhere on the continent. Winners will receive funding to create comedy skits, access to masterclasses, and a mentorship programme to elevate their storytelling.
Êtes-vous le futur meilleur humoriste d'Afrique ? Le Africa No Filter Comedy Lab est à votre recherche
Africa No Filter Comedy Lab est un concours numérique ouvert aux humoristes africains basés n'importe où sur le continent. Les gagnants recevront un financement pour créer des sketches comiques, un accès à des masterclass et un programme de mentorat pour élever leur niveau de narration.
Funding opportunity for African filmmakers changing the narrative about Africa
The 2023 Last Mile Film Fund cycle is now open for submissions. Africa No Filter will only consider applications from filmmakers with an established track record, who are already using their platforms to change the narrative about Africa. The grant offers up to $10,000 and will allow narrative changemakers in the film sector to finalize projects that present an alternative and non-stereotyped perspective of the continent.
Opportunité de financement pour les cinéastes africains qui changent la façon dont l'Afrique est décrite
Le programme de financement du Fonds cinématographique Last Mile 2023 est maintenant ouvert aux candidatures. Africa No Filter n'examinera que les candidatures de cinéastes ayant déjà fait leurs preuves et qui utilisent déjà leurs plateformes pour changer les récits sur l'Afrique. La subvention peut aller jusqu'à 10 000 $ et permettra aux acteurs du changement narratif dans le secteur cinématographique de finaliser des projets qui présentent une perspective alternative et non stéréotypée du continent.
Are you an emerging artist or storyteller on the pulse of entrepreneurship in Africa? Apply for the Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund (Closed)
Entrepreneurs are a unique and fascinating breed. Like you, they are creators and visionaries who take risks. They dream big and turn ideas into opportunities. The Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund wants to hear fascinating stories of entrepreneurship in Africa.
WE!ARE Climate Justice Campaign (Closed)
Do you have a community of creatives and artistic young people who are open to learning more about climate action?
The latest media grant by Africa No Filter will only fund women storytellers (Closed)
This grant call-out wants to contribute to an increase in African female storytellers and content creators and to give space to voices that are historically misrepresented and underrepresented across the continent.
Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds (Closed)
Africa No Filter, in partnership with Electric South, Imisi 3D and Meta, invites Extended Reality Creators to apply for grants of up to $30,000 to support the production and development of new content.
Operational Support Grants (Closed)
Africa No Filter offers Operational Support Grants to not-for-profit organisations who are aligned to our mission and are based in Africa and the Diaspora ( their work must benefit African creatives, artists or storytellers). Funds can be used to cover operational costs to keep the organisation going whilst it conducts its work.
Project Support Grants (Closed)
Our Project Support Grants support the delivery of creative projects on the continent by storytellers and media platforms that are using art, innovation, tech and creativity to challenge stereotypical narratives about Africa. Grants must be for a specific project, with a clear start and end date and project milestones.
Kekere Storytellers Fund (Closed)
The Kekere Storytellers Fund pays micro-grants to content creators, wordsmiths, performance artists, visual artists and journalists.
Capacity Building Grants (Closed)
Our Capacity Building Grants support the delivery of skills development and other up-skilling programmes on the continent.
Convening Grants (Closed)
Our Convening Grants support the facilitation of exchanges, conversations, dialogues and debates about narratives of Africa and how these narratives are built and sustained.
Special Projects Grants (Closed)
Our research doesn’t sit in inboxes. We use our reports to partner with mission-aligned organisations to work on projects that are designed to engage with narrative using ANF data.
Grants - Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s everything you need to know about our grants, application process and more!