Time-sensitive opportunities for African artists

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The journey to developing an artistic practice is long and tortuous. We gather in our “art opportunities” posts, time-sensitive opportunities for the attention of African performing and visual artists. Here are 4 opportunities for October. Good luck with your applications. 

Lagos Photo Festival: Call for submission 

For its forthcoming 10th edition, Lagos Photo Festival is inviting photographers hailing from the continent and its Diaspora to submit their images for a chance to win a Portfolio Review Award. “The winner will have a solo exhibition at the African Artists’ Foundation in 2020.” To apply, send your select work in a single pdf file to LPreview@africanartists.org.

More details on https://www.lagosphotofestival.com and the Festival’s official Instagram account.

Deadline: October 10th


The African Culture Fund: 2nd call for proposal 

The African Culture Fund is a panafrican organisation set up by established African artists and artists from the Diaspora to support the cultural production on the continent. The fund is now accepting proposals from visual and performing artists to develop a wide range of projects that will foster artistic production and dissemination on the continent. The maximum budget for the project is $10,000, and the project must be completed within 18 months.


Deadline: October 12th


Carmignac photojournalism Award: journalistic and photographic project

The Democratic Republic of Congo, the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, has made headlines for the political social and economic upheavals it has gone through in the last decades. After Brazil, Nepal, Libya, the DRC will be the main focus of the 11th edition of the Carmignac photojournalism Award. Artists are invited to bear witness to life in Congo and develop a “journalistic and photographic project” that will engage with the multifaceted challenges faced by the country. The laureate will be granted €50,000 to “carry out a 6-month field report” with the view to mount a travelling exhibition.


Deadline: October 16th

Country: DRC


Daniele Tamagni Grant
Daniele Tamagni Grant

Daniele Tamagni Grant:  scholarship

The newly established Daniele Tamagni grant is a scholarship and mentorship program aimed at young and emerging African photographers. The program includes tuition at the Market Photo Workshop School in Johannesburg and an introduction to the International photography scene at the Visa pour l’image in Perpignan (France).

To apply, head over to https://marketphotoworkshop.co.za/courses/danieletamagnigrant/

Deadline: October 10th

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