The Arts Mailing List newsletter – 23rd Dec 2019

This week, we bring you the prolific Visual Artist and Arts Lecturer at Bahr Dar University, Eyayu Genet. For many years now, Eyayu has being developing experimental visual pieces using goat and cow skins and has organised over 6 art exhibitions in Barh Dar. So, check out his Facebook page and Instagram to see more of his work, like and of course share!!!!
Additionally, he runs የኢትዮጵያ ስነ ጥበብ አሁን – Ethiopian contemporary art Facebook page exploring and showcasing the work of other Ethiopian artists.  

 

 

The Arts Mailing List works: below you will find an extensive list of open calls, residencies, competitions etc. So find your section, ie: if you are writer check out the writers’ section. Once you are there:

  1. Click on the link of the opportunity you would like to apply for
  2. This will take you to their website where you can read the criteria for submission
  3. Once you have read it, simply apply!!!!!
  4. Don’t just apply to one only …. It is a numbers game, so do apply to many open calls 

The second section of this newsletter showcases what else are other creatives are producing, from videos to articles, check out the links.

Until next week, wishing you a fabulously productive week.

Opportunities 

To showcase your work to the world, simply click on the below links, read and apply to as many opportunities as you can. 

All Creatives:

  1. All creatives ……… Scholarships & training BigDreamEt
  2. All creatives ….….. Showcase your work on Utopiያ
  3. All creatives ………. Freelance Ethiopia for Jobs 
  4. All creatives ….…… BBC Action is recruting
  5. All creatives ………. OverStand Marketing & Promotion is recruting
  6. All creatives ………. Swiss Post-grad Scholarship for the artist 
  7. All creatives ………. Creative online courses fees applies
  8. All creatives ………. Creative trianing by Gobeze – fees apply
  9. All creatives ………. Event: Selfishness Identity exhibition 16th Dec-3rd Jan
  10. All creatives ………. Event: Stand up Comedy – 24th Dec
  11. All creatives ………. Event: Addis Video Art Festival – 26th Dec-1st Jan
  12. All creatives ………. Event: Wib Ethiopia exhibition – 19th-28th Dec 
  13. All creatives ………. Event: No Request Show28th Dec
  14. All creatives ………. Event: Guzzo with Creative Ermias Assefa – 28th Dec
  15. All creatives ………. Event: Fashion expo – 29th Dec

Animators:

  1. Animators ……..………. International Animated Film festival – 31st Dec 
  2. Animators ……..………. Alserkal fully funded residency – 1st Jan 2020
  3. Animators ……………… Black Girl Magic Film Series – 15th Jan 2020
  4. Animators ……..………. WHO Open call – 30th Jan 2020
  5. Animators ……………… Lyons Film Festival Open call – 28th Feb
  6. Animators ……………… Bayimba Festival – 30th Apr 2020
  7. Animators ……………… Accra Animation Film Festival
  8. Animators ……………… MIFA Pitches Various Open Calls
  9. Animators ……………… Creative Boom magazine Open call
  10. Animators ……………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  11. Animators ……………… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Digital artists:

  1. Digital artists …………… Bang.Prix Open call – 31st Dec
  2.  Digital artists ………….. Alserkal fully funded residency – 1st Jan 2020
  3. Digitsl artists ……………. Future Architecture – 6th Jan 2020
  4. Digital artists …………… Cartographies of the Imagination – 16th Jan
  5. Digital artists ………….. Chicago Latino Film Festival – 17th Jan 2020
  6. Dogotal artists ………… Ulična galerija Open call – 17th Jan 2020
  7. Digital artists ………….. International Image Festival – 26th Jan 2020
  8. Digital artists ………….. Coca Project Open call – 21st Feb 2020
  9. Digital artists ………….. Reggae Poster Contest – 1st March 2020
  10. Digital artists ………….. Boeart Open call – 15th March 2020
  11. Digital artists ………….. Bayimba Festival – 30th Apr 2020
  12. Digital artists …………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  13. Digital artists …………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa 

Illustrators:

  1. Illustrators ………………. Bang.Prix Open call – 31st Dec
  2. Illustrators ……..……….. Alserkal fully funded residency – 1st Jan 2020
  3. Illustrators ………………. Fumetto Comic Festival Open call – 4th Jan
  4. Illustrators ………………. Future Architecture – 6th Jan
  5. Illustrators ……………… Cartographies of the Imagination – 16th Jan
  6. Illustrators ………………. Chicago Latino Film Festival – 17th Jan 2020
  7. Illustrators ………………. Ulična galerija Open call – 17th Jan 2020
  8. Illustrators ………………. International Image Festival – 26th Jan 2020
  9. Illustrators ………………. Coca Project Open call – 21st Feb 2020
  10. Illustrators ………………. Reggae Poster Contest – 1st March 2020
  11. Illustrators ………………. Boeart Open call – 15th March 2020
  12. Illustrators  ……………… Bayimba Festival – 30th Apr 2020
  13. Illustrators  ……………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  14. Illustrators ………………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Graphics designers:

  1. Graphics designers …….…. Frestudios is recruiting 
  2. Graphics designers ……….. DesignLab is recruiting 
  3. Graphics designers ……….. Adamant is recruiting
  4. Graphics designers ………… Bang.Prix Open call – 31st Dec
  5. Graphics designers ………… Alserkal fully funded Residency – 1st Jan
  6. Graphics designers ……….. Fumetto Comic Festival Open call – 4th Jan
  7. Graphics designers ……….. FILE 2020 Open Call – 14th Jan 2020
  8. Graphics designers ……….. Cartographies of the Imagination – 16th Jan
  9. Graphics designers ……….. Chicago Latino Film Festival – 17th Jan 2020
  10. GRaphics designers ………. Ulična galerija Open call – 17th Jan 2020
  11. Graphics designers ………… International Image Festival – 26th Jan 2020
  12. Graphics designers ……….. Reggae Poster Contest – 1st March 2020
  13. Graphics designers ……….. Boeart Open call – 15th March 2020
  14. Graphics designers ……….. Urban Confluence Silicon Valley – 3rd April
  15. Graphics designers ……….. Creative Boom magazine Open call
  16. Graphics designers ……….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  17. Graphics designers ……….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Graffiti artists:

  1. Graffiti artists ……………… Addis based group looking for artists
  2. Graffiti artists ……..……….. Alserkal fully funded residency – 1st Jan 2020
  3. Graffiti artists ……………… FILE 2020 Open Call – 14th Jan 2020
  4. Graffiti artists ………………. Cartographies of the Imagination – 16th Jan
  5. Graffiti artists ……………… Chicago Latino Film Festival – 17th Jan 2020
  6. Graffiti artists ………………. Ulična galerija Open call – 17th Jan 2020
  7. Grafiti artists ……………….. International Image Festival – 26th Jan 2020
  8. Graffiti artists ………………. Coca Project Open call – 21st Feb 2020
  9. Graffiti artists ………………. Reggae Poster Contest – 1st March 2020
  10. Graffiti artists ………………. Boeart Open call – 15th March 2020
  11. Graffiti artists ………………. Urban Confluence Silicon Valley – 3rd April
  12. Graffiti artists ………………. Bayimba Festival – 30th Apr 2020
  13. Graffiti artists ………………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  14. Graffiti artists ………………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Fashion, Textiles & Designers:

  1. Fashion designers ………….. Bang.Prix Open call – 31st Dec
  2. Fashion designers …………. Alserkal fully funded residency – 1st Jan 2020
  3. Fashion designers ………….. Future Architecture – 6th Jan 2020
  4. Fashion designers ………….. Cartographies of the Imagination – 16th Jan
  5. Fashion designers …………. Next Fashion School Addis Open call
  6. Fashion designers …………. Tikur Fert Competition Open call 
  7. Fashion designers  ………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  8. Fashion designers …………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  9. Textile designers …………… Alserkal fully funded residency – 1st Jan 2020
  10. Textile designers …………… Cartographies of the Imagination – 16th Jan
  11. Textile designers ……………. Future Architecture – 6th Jan 2020
  12. Textile designers …………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  13. Textile designers ……………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  14. Designers ……………………… Future Architecture – 6th Jan 2020
  15. Designers …………………….. Cartographies of the Imagination – 16th Jan
  16. Designers ……………………… Urban Confluence Silicon Valley – 3rd April
  17. Designers …………………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  18. Designers …………………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Filmmakers:

  1. Filmmakers …………. Promote your work on EtMDB
  2. Filmmakers …………. Smartphone film competition Addis – 31st Dec
  3. Filmmakers …………. Filmmakers Without Borders  call – 1st Jan 2020
  4. Filmmakers …………. Marseille Underground Film Festival – 5th Jan 2020
  5. Filmmakers …………. Black Girl Magic Film Series – 15th Jan 2020
  6. Filmmakers …………. Cartographies of the Imagination – 16th Jan 2020
  7. Filmmakers …………. International Image Festival – 26th Jan 2020
  8. Filmmaers …..………. WHO Open call – 30th Jan 2020
  9. Filmmakers …………. Coca Project Documentary call – 21st Feb 2020
  10. Filmmakers …………. Lyons Film Festival Open call – 28th Feb
  11. Filmmakers …………. Bayimba Festival – 30th Apr 2020
  12. Filmmakers………….. La Fabrique Cinema Open Call
  13. Filmmakers …………. Docubox Open call 
  14. Filmmakers …………. Congo Film Fest Open call
  15. Filmmakers ….……… Creative Boom magazine Open call
  16. Filmmakers ……….… Sundance Various Open calls
  17. Filmmakers ………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  18. Filmmakers ………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Video artists & Script writers:

  1. Video artists …………. Alserkal fully funded residency – 1st Jan 2020
  2. Video artists …………. FILE 2020 Open Call – 14th Jan 2020
  3. Video artists ………….. Cartographies of the Imagination – 16th Jan 2020
  4. Video artists …………. Ulična galerija Open call – 17th Jan 2020
  5. Video artists …………. Lyons Film Festival Open call – 28th Feb
  6. Video artists …………. Coca Project Open call – 21st Feb 2020
  7. Video artists …………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  8. Video artists …………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  9. Script writers ………… Realness African Screenwriters residency 31st Jan
  10. Script writers ………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  11. Script writers ………… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Photographers:

  1. Photographers ……………… Ikei Photo Contest – 31st Dec 
  2. Photographers ……………… Behrakis Photojournalism Grant – 31st Dec
  3. Photographers ……………… Stewardship Competition – 31st Jan
  4. Photographers ……………… Muhammad Ali Center Open call – 31st Dec
  5. Photographers ……………… Forgotten Competition – 31st Dec
  6. Photographers ……………… Urban Challenges Open call – 5th Jan 2020
  7. Photographers ……………… Sony World-Photo Awards – 7th Jan 2020
  8. Photographers ……………… US universities Scholarships – 15th Jan 2020
  9. Photographers ……………… International Image Festival – 26th Jan 2020
  10. Photographers ……………… Coca Project Open call – 21st Feb 2020
  11. Photographers ……………… Boeart Open call – 15th March 2020
  12. Photographers ….……..…… YET Magazine Open call 
  13. Photographers ….………….. Semi Magazine Open call 
  14. Photographers ….……..…… Creative Boom magazine Open call
  15. Photographers ….…………… Harvard’s Transition Open call 
  16. Photographers ….…………… LifeFramer Variety of Open calls
  17. Photographers ……………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  18. Photographers ……………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Visual artists:

  1. Visual artists ……..………… Alserkal fully funded residency – 1st Jan 2020
  2. Visual artists ……………….. Fumetto Comic Festival Open call – 4th Jan
  3. Visual artists ……………….. FILE 2020 Open Call – 14th Jan 2020
  4. Visual artists ……..………… Terra Foundation funded residency – 15th Jan
  5. Visual artists ………………. Cartographies of the Imagination – 16th Jan
  6. Visual artists ………………. Chicago Latino Film Festival – 17th Jan 2020
  7. Visual artists ……………….. Ulična galerija Open call – 17th Jan 2020
  8. Visual artists ……………….. International Image Festival – 26th Jan 2020
  9. Visual artists ……..………… Fake Art Fest Open call – 31st Jan 2020
  10. Visual artists ……………….. Coca Project Open call – 21st Feb 2020
  11. Visual artists ……………….. Boeart Open call – 15th March 2020
  12. Visual artists ……………….. Bayimba Festival – 30th Apr 2020
  13. Visual artists ……………….. Reggae Poster Contest – 1st March 2020
  14. Visual artists ……………….. ArtOpenCalls
  15. Visual artists  …………….… Harvard’s Transition Open call 
  16. Visual artists  …………..….. Strange Horizons Magazine Open call
  17. Visual artists ………………… Creative Boom magazine Open call
  18. Visual artists ………………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  19. Visual artists ………………… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Multi-media artists:

  1. Multi-media artists ………….. Alserkal funded residency 1st Jan 2020
  2. Multi-media artists ………….. Fumetto Comic Festival Open call – 4th Jan
  3. Multi-media artists ………….. FILE 2020 Open Call – 14th Jan 2020
  4. Multi-media artists ………….. Cartographies of the Imagination 16th Jan
  5. Multi-media artists ………….. Chicago Latino Film Festival – 17th Jan
  6. Multi-media artists ………….. Ulična galerija Open call – 17th Jan 2020
  7. Multi-media artists ………….. Coca Project Open call – 21st Feb 2020
  8. Multi-media artists ………….. Reggae Poster Contest – 1st March 2020
  9. Multi-media artists ………….. Boeart Open call – 15th March 2020
  10. Multi-media artists ………….. Bayimba Festival – 30th Apr 2020
  11. Multi-media artists ………….. Espacio Gallery London Open call
  12. Multi-media artists ………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  13. Multi-media artists …………… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Writers, Poets, Vloggers & Bloggers:

  1. Writers …………………. Alserkal fully funded Residency – 1st Jan 2020
  2. Writers …………………. Children Books Open Call
  3. Writers ………………….. Strange Horizons Magazine Open call
  4. Writers …………………. CultureCult Magazine Open call
  5. Writers …………………. Harvard’s Transition Open call 
  6. Writers ….……………… YET Magazine Open call
  7. Writers …………………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  8. Writers …………………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  9. Poets …………………….. New Voices Open call 
  10. Poets …………………….. Strange Horizons Magazine Open call
  11. Poets ……………………… CultureCult Magazine Open call
  12. Poets ……………………… Autumn House Open call – Fees apply
  13. Poets ……………………… Bayimba International Festival – 30th April 2020
  14. Poets …………………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  15. Poets ……………………… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  16. Blogers …………………… LeEgna Open call
  17. B & Vlogers …………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  18. B & Vlogers …………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Dancers, Circus & Storytellers:

  1. Dancers ………………………. DanceGathering Lagos Open call – 30th Dec
  2. Dancers ………………………. Rotterdam Duet Choreography – 1st March
  3. Dancers ………………………. Boeart Open call – 15th March 2020
  4. Dancers ………………………. ViDEOSKiN Open call – April 2020
  5. Dancers & Circus ……….. Cartographies of the Imagination – 16th Jan
  6. Dancers & Circus ……….. Bayimba Festival – 30th April 2020
  7. Dancers & Circus ……….. Physical Theatre Austria Fees apply
  8. Dancers & Circus ……….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  9. Dancers & Circus ……….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  10. Storytellers ………………… Bayimba Festival – 30th April 2020
  11. Storytellers ………………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  12. Storytellers ………………… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Musicians, Composers & Producers:

  1. Musicians & Composers …….. MusicInAfrica create your online Profile 
  2. Musicians & Composers …….. FILE 2020 Open Call – 14th Jan 2020
  3. Musicians & Composers …….. Bayimba Festival – 30th April 2020
  4. Musicians & Composers …….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  5. Musicians & Composers …….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  6. Composers & Producers ……. Art Omi residency Open call – 2nd Jan
  7. Composers & Producers ……. Sound engineering course – Fees applies 
  8. Composers & Producers ……. Music Production course – Fees applies 
  9. Composers & Producers ……. Sound & Production course – Fees applies
  10. Composers & Producers ……. MacDowell funded residency 15th Jan

Architects:

  1. Architects …………………. 3M3 Open call – 31st Dec
  2. Architects …………………. Bang.Prix Open call – 31st Dec
  3. Architects …………………. Alserkal fully funded Residency – 1st Jan 2020
  4. Architects …………………. Future Architecture – 6th Jan 2020
  5. Architects …………………. Cartographies of the Imagination – 16th Jan
  6. Architects …………………. Chicago Latino Film Festival – 17th Jan 2020
  7. Architects …………………. Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship – 20th Jan 2020
  8. Architects …………………. Urban Confluence Silicon Valley – 3rd April
  9. Architects …………………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  10. Architects …………………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Sculptors:

  1. Sculptors ……..……………… Alserkal fully funded residency – 1st Jan 2020
  2. Sculptors …………………….. Coca Project Open call – 21st Feb 2020
  3. Sculptors …………………….. Boeart Open call – 15th March 2020
  4. Sculptors …………………….. Bayimba Festival – 30th April 2020
  5. Sculptors …………………….. ArtOpenCalls
  6. Sculptors …………………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  7. Sculptors …………………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Other creatives:

  1. Journalists ………….………. WHO Open call – 30th Jan 2020
  2. Journalists ………………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  3. Journalists …………………… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  4. Web designers ……………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  5. Web designers ………………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  6. Developers ………………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  7. Developers …………………… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  8. Creative directors ………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  9. Creative directors …………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  10. Festival & Events organisers ….. FestivalConnect– 5th Feb 2020
  11. Festival & Events organisers ….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  12. Festival & Events organisers …… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

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