Opportunities for Creatives

Opportunities for Creatives

Call for Applications: Caine Prize for Literature Submissions

Deadline: 31st March 2024

The Caine Prize for African Writing, a renowned literary award, is currently accepting submissions. This prestigious prize aims to recognize and promote excellence in African literature. Writers from across the African continent are encouraged to submit their work for a chance to win the £10,000 prize. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2024. This is an exceptional opportunity for African writers to gain recognition and support for their creative endeavors. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit the [Caine Prize for African Writing website]


Africa No Filter: African Stories Course

Deadline: No Deadline

Elevate your storytelling skills with the “African Stories: A Guide for Journalists” course offered by Africa No Filter in collaboration with the Thomfound Foundation. In this course, participants will learn valuable techniques and strategies to enhance their storytelling abilities, particularly focusing on narratives related to Africa. The course is designed for journalists looking to expand their storytelling repertoire and make a meaningful impact through their work. Best of all, it’s a free course with unlimited access, allowing participants to learn at their own pace. There is no application deadline, so interested individuals can [register here]


Doek! Literary Magazine Submissions

Deadline: Ist issue: 29 February 2024, 2nd issue:30 September 2024

Doek! literary magazine is currently inviting submissions from writers who are eager to explore diverse topics and experiment with unique narrative styles. The editorial team is seeking fresh and innovative voices to contribute to the magazine’s upcoming issues. Writers are encouraged to carefully review the submission rules and guidelines before submitting their work for consideration. This is an excellent opportunity for writers to showcase their talent and contribute to a vibrant literary community. For more information on how to submit your work, please visit the [Doek! literary magazine submission link].


Black Women Photographers X Nikon Grants

Deadline: 17th February 2024

Calling all Black women photographers! Nikon, in collaboration with Black Women Photographers, is offering grants totaling $50,000 along with the latest Nikon mirrorless Z series gear. This opportunity aims to support Black women photographers in pursuing their creative projects and advancing their careers in photography. Whether you’re working on a specific project or looking to expand your photography business, these grants could provide the necessary funding and equipment to bring your vision to life. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2024. Don’t miss out on this chance to receive financial support and access cutting-edge photography gear. For more details and to submit your application, please visit the [Black Women Photographers x Nikon Grants page]


‘EMBracing the Ocean’ Artist-in-Residence Programme

Deadline: 18th February 2024

The European Marine Board (EMB) is excited to announce the call for artists for its ‘EMBracing the Ocean’ artist-in-residence programme. This unique opportunity brings together creative individuals from various disciplines to collaborate with ocean scientists in the co-creation of artwork. Artists selected for the programme will receive grants to support their participation in this collaborative venture. By bridging the worlds of art and science, the programme aims to raise awareness about ocean-related issues and inspire innovative solutions. The deadline to apply is February 18, 2024. For more information on how to become part of this transformative residency programme, please visit the [EMBracing the Ocean artist-in-residence programme page]


7th MIFFest Feature Film Submissions

Deadline: 24th February 2024

Filmmakers, here’s your chance to showcase your talent at the 7th Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest). The festival is currently accepting submissions for feature films. This is an excellent opportunity to have your work seen by an international audience and to network with fellow filmmakers and industry professionals. The deadline for submissions is February 24, 2024. For more information on submission guidelines and how to submit your feature film, please visit the [MIFFest Feature Film submission page]


STARTS4AFRICA Residencies Programme

Deadline: 18th February 2024

Are you an artist passionate about exploring the intersection of science, technology, and the arts in Sub-Saharan Africa? STARTS4AFRICA is pleased to announce the Call for Artists for its Residencies Programme. This initiative aims to promote innovation and creativity by fostering collaboration between artists and experts in science and technology. Selected artists will have the opportunity to participate in a residency dedicated to exploring new ideas and creating impactful works of art. The deadline to apply is February 18, 2024. For more details on how to apply for this unique residency opportunity, please visit the [STARTS4AFRICA Residencies Programme page].


Mdundo Ghana Internships Programme

Deadline: 16th February 2024

Calling all music enthusiasts with skills in marketing, writing, content creation, and digital expertise! The Mdundo Ghana internships programme for 2024 is now open for applications. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the music industry and contribute to the promotion of Ghanaian music both locally and internationally. Whether you’re a recent graduate looking to kick-start your career or a seasoned professional seeking new challenges, this internship programme offers valuable opportunities for growth and development. The deadline to apply is February 16, 2024. For more information on how to apply, please visit the [Mdundo Ghana Internships Programme page]


Call for Applications: National Arts Council of South Africa Project Funding

Deadline: March 8, 2024

The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) is inviting applications for project funding for the 2024-2025 Financial Year. Individual arts practitioners, as well as registered arts organizations and community art centers, are encouraged to apply for funding to support their creative projects and initiatives. This funding opportunity provides vital support to the arts community, enabling artists and organizations to realize their artistic visions and contribute to the cultural landscape of South Africa. 

The deadline for applications is March 8, 2024. For more details on eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit the [National Arts Council of South Africa Project Funding page]

Open Call: Forecast Mentorship Program

Deadline: 26th February, 2024

Are you an aspiring artist looking for guidance and mentorship from internationally acclaimed artists? Apply for the Forecast Mentorship Program, offering the opportunity to be mentored by established artists in Germany. This program provides invaluable support and advice to emerging talents in various artistic disciplines. Make sure to carefully review the guidelines before submitting your application. The application deadline is February 26th, 2024. For more information and to apply, visit the [Forecast Mentorship Program page]


Open Call: SprinNG Writing Fellowship 2024

Deadline: 15th April 2024

Calling all writers! The application for the 2024 SprinNG Writing Fellowship is now open. This fellowship offers aspiring writers in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberian, and South Africa the opportunity to hone their craft under the guidance of experienced mentors. Whether you’re working on a novel, short stories, poetry, or non-fiction, this fellowship provides the support and resources you need to take your writing to the next level. The application deadline is April 15, 2024. Don’t miss out on this chance to develop your writing skills and connect with a vibrant literary community. Apply now by visiting the [SprinNG Writing Fellowship page].


Call for Submissions: Masobe Books

Deadline: 31st March  2024

Masobe Books, a leading Nigerian publisher committed to promoting diverse voices and compelling narratives, is excited to open its 2024 submissions window for new manuscripts. This opportunity aims to uncover fresh literary talents from the African Continent. From February 1st to March 31st, 2024, emerging authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts for consideration. Masobe Books seeks captivating stories that captivate, enlighten, and entertain readers while reflecting diverse perspectives. If you have a story to share, don’t miss this chance to have your voice heard. For more details and to submit your manuscript, please visit the [Masobe Books submissions page]


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