70 Opportunities Closing In July & Early August (For filmmakers, writers, performers, and more)

A list of opportunities for African creatives on the continent and across the diaspora. All information is sourced from external links. I will continue to share any other opportunities that I find on the opportunities page throughout the month.

Funding: Project Grants

13 July: Kwa-Zulu Natal Film Commission Socio-Economic Development Programme Funding

14 July: Call For Proposals- Goethe Institute House Of African Feminisms Project Funding

16 July: ANFASA Grant Scheme For Authors

17 July: EatOkra Black Women In Food Grant for US Black-women owned restaurants

20 July: VISA She’s Next Grant For Woman Business Owners

22 July: NFVF Presidential Employment Stimulus Program (PESP)

26 July: Sundance Documentary Fund Winter Grant

29 July: Tony Elumelu Storyteller Fund

Funding: For Study

1 August: Rhodes Foundation Scholarship for Southern Africans at The University of Oxford

31 July: ICA MA Scholarship

Internships, Fellowships & Residencies

6 July: Write & Create Residency

7 July: Bubblegumclub x Daily Paper Fashion Designer Exchange Programme & Internship

10 July: Live Art Network Africa Curatorial Fellowship

15 July: LAPA Pan-African Artist Residency

15 July: Bodhi Khaya Artist Residency

15 July: Zeitz MOCAA Museum Fellowship

17 July: CatchLight Global Fellowship For Visual Storytellers

27 July: ICSSR Senior and Post-Doctoral Fellowships

31 July: Constructive Journalism Fellowship

31 July: UJ Artists In Residence Call For Applications

1 Aug: JIAS 2023 Writers Fellowship

Journal submissions

10 July: Poetry Sango-Ota monthly poetry call

10 July: The Palmwine Salon call for emerging poets

12 July: The Hyacinth Review (open for poetry, creative writing, columns, essays, art, videos, music, etc)

15 July: storySouth poetry open subs

15 July: Hayden’s Ferry Review reading period (fees waived for Black and indigenous writers)

20 July: OneBlackBoyLikeThat Review Call For Submissions

30 July: Omenana Magazine Speculative Fiction Story Submissions

31 July: AFREADA short story call

31 July: Fiyah Lit Mag Hauntings & Horrors poetry and prose

1 August: Peppercoast Lit open call

1 August: Wishbone Words

-: Briefly Zine open subs

-: Indigo Literary Review

-: Goatshed Press

-: Guernica Magazine

Competitions & Awards

13 July: Vuleka Art Competition

14 July: GLF Africa Youth Storytelling Contest 2022

15 July: Taipei Design Award for Designers Worldwide

17 July: USAID Youth Excel Photo Contest

17 July: Frontier Poetry Contest

18 July: Santa Fe Writers Project Book Award

31 July: Sewanee Review Fifth Annual Fiction, Poetry, & Non-Fiction Contest

31 July: Ann Petry Award For Prose Literature By Black Authors


8 July: BBC AFRICA TALENT POOL for Researchers, Journalists and Social Media Journalists

11 July: Stellenbosch University Fine Art Lecturer (Print Media)

11 July: Stellenbosch University Visual Communication Design Lecturer (Illustration & Drawing)

12 July: Newzroom Afrika News Reporter (KZN & EC)

15 July: Feminist Voices Zimbabwe Project Hiring Graphic Designer

25 July: UCT Department Of English Literary Studies Lecturer

25 July: Goethe-Institut JHB Sound Connects Fund Call For Researcher & Writer

29 July: Market Theatre Fundraiser & Stakeholder Manager

30 July: Market Theatre Artistic Director

-: Boston University Akan Twi Lecturer

Other Open Calls

8 July: Cosmo seeking feature proposals from journalists

10 July: Drama Factory Women’s Festival

31 July: Tanzania’s Busara Music Festival Open Call For Live Music Performers

31 July: Fine Wine Theatre Call For Plays

10 August: Danu Media Open Call For TV & Feature Film Projects

-: Roxanne Gay Books Emerging Writer Essay Submissions

-: Roxanne Gay Books Agented & Unagented Book Manuscript Submissions

Events, Workshops, Classes, & Other Development

6/7 July: SO Creative Summit

10 July: Goethe Institut Nigeria Art Writing & Criticism Workshop

11 July: Acting Masterclass for Zimbabwean actors led by John Pfumojena (Oxford University)

11 July: European Commission Youth4Regions Journalism Programme

15 July: Falling Walls Lab Zimbabwe

30 July: Ibua Publishing A.101 Writing Lab

31 July: Centre For Human Rights Call For Applications for Master’s in Sexual & Reproductive Rights in Africa

9 July: Lolwe Playwriting Classes

-: Feminist Voices Zimbabwe seeking volunteers

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