The Arts Mailing List newsletter – 30th Sep 2019

This week, we bring you the above striking image from visual artist Sisay Teshome, whose work recently adorned the Irish band a lazarus soul’s new album. Check out his work and of course don’t forget to like and share. 

The Arts Mailing List: as usual, 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, apply as many as you can

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

If you feel this has been useful, why not share it with this others!!!! Until next week, wishing you a great and productive week

Opportunities 

To showcase your work to the world, simply follow the below links, read and apply to as many opportunities that you qualify for. 

Opportunities for All Creatives:

  1. All creatives …..……… Scholarships & training BigDreamEt
  2. All creatives ………….. Showcase your work on Utopiያ
  3. All creatives ………….. Eternal Media & Communication is recruiting 
  4. All creatives ………….. Freelance Ethiopia for Jobs  
  5. All creatives ………….. Swiss Post-grad Scholarship for the artist 
  6. All creatives ………….. Chevening UK Scholarship
  7. All creatives ………….. NABA’s Masters in the Arts – 18th Oct
  8. All creatives ………….. Business Funding 
  9. All creatives ………….. Event: Mayet Dance performance 2nd Oct
  10. All creatives ………….. Conference: Cartooning for peace & Democracy 4th Oct 
  11. All Creatives …………. Festival: Addis Jazz Festival 6th Oct 
  12. All Creatives …………. Meeting: Urban Design & Sustainable City 11th Oct 
  13. All Creatives …………. Exhibition: Meron Ermias 11th Oct
  14. All Creatives …………. Festival: Hub of Africa Fashion Week 9-12th Oct

Opportunities for Animators, Digital & Illustrators:

  1. Animators ……………….. MIFA Pitches Various Open Calls
  2. Animators ………………. Creative Boom magazine Open call
  3. Animators ………………. Triggerfish Aca Submit for feedback 
  4. Animators ………………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  5. Animators ………………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  6. Digital artists ……….. 2020 New Frontier Story Lab Fees Apply – 1st Oct
  7. Digital artists …………. Embracing Our Differences call – 8th Oct
  8. Digital artists …………. The NordArt Open call – 30th Nov
  9. Digital artists ………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  10. Digital artists ………… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  11. Illustrators ……………. 2020 New Frontier Story Lab Fees Apply – 1st Oct
  12. Illustrators …………….. Embracing Our Differences call – 8th Oct
  13. Illustrators ……………… Super Competition – fees apply 18th Oct 
  14. Illustrators ……………… BIC® Art Open call – 31st Oct 
  15. Illustrators ……………… The NordArt Open call – 30th Nov
  16. Illustrators  ……………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  17. Illustrators ……………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Opportunities for Fashion, Textiles & Graphics Designers:

  1. Fashion designers ……….. H&M Foundation Open call – 16th Oct
  2. Fashion designers ….……. Next Fashion School Addis Open call
  3. Fashion Designers ……….. HAFW 2019 Open call 
  4. Fashion designers ……….. Vlisco Fashion Fund Open call – 1st Oct
  5. Fashion designers ….……. Jan van Eyck Residency – fees apply 1st Oct
  6. Fashion designers ……… Africa Mosaique incubator Open call – 15th Oct 
  7. Fashion designers ……….. NABA’s Masters in the Arts – 18th Oct
  8. Fashion designers  ……….Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  9. Fashion designers ……….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  10. Textile designers ……….. Vlisco Fashion Fund Open call – 1st Oct
  11. Textile designers ……….. H&M Foundation Open call – 16th Oct
  12. Textile designers ……….. NABA’s Masters in the Arts – 18th Oct
  13. Textile designers …………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  14. Textile designers ………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  15. Graphics designers ………. Frestudios is recruiting 
  16. Graphics designers ………. DesignLab is recruiting 
  17. Graphics designers ….……. Jan van Eyck Residency – fees apply 1st Oct
  18. Graphics designers ……….. BIC® Art Open call – 31st Oct 
  19. Graphics designers ……….. Creative Boom magazine Open call
  20. Graphics designers ………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  21. Graphics designers …………. Travel Grant to the rest of AfricaS

Opportunities for Filmmakers, Video artists & Screenwriters:

  1. Filmmakers ……………. Gobez is looking for an intern– 1st Oct
  2. Filmmakers ……………. 2020 New Frontier Story Lab Fees Apply – 1st Oct
  3. Filmmakers…………….. Mobile Film Festival Open call – 16th Oct 
  4. Filmmakers…………….. iamAFRICA Short Film Competition – 31st Oct 
  5. Filmmakers……………… The Miller/Packan Fund Open call – 16th Nov
  6. Filmmakers……………… IBF Classic Fund Open call – 10th Dec 
  7. Filmmakers……………… Filmmakers Without Borders Open call 1st Jan 2020
  8. Filmmakers……………… La Fabrique Cinema Open Call
  9. Filmmakers…………….. Docubox Open call 
  10. Filmmakers ……..……… Congo Film Fest Open call
  11. Filmmakers ……..……… Creative Boom magazine Open call
  12. Filmmakers ……..……… Sundance Various Open calls
  13. Filmmakers …………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  14. Filmmakers …………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  15. Video artists ……………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  16. Video artists …………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  17. Screenwriters ……………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  18. Screenwriters ……………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Opportunities for Photographers:

  1. Photographers …………….. Capture Addis Competition – 5th Oct 
  2. Photographers …………….. Magnum Photo fellowship – 15th Oct
  3. Photographers …………….. Artist Grant Open call – 15th Oct
  4. Photographers …………….. Vohh Foto Fest Open Call – 20th Nov
  5. Photographers …………….. The NordArt Open call – 30th Nov 
  6. Photographers ……………… Sony World-Photo Awards – 7th Jan 2020
  7. Photographers ……………… Women are powerful Open Call 
  8. Photographers ….…………… YET Magazine Open call 
  9. Photographers ….………….. Semi Magazine Open call 
  10. Photographers ….……..…… Creative Boom magazine Open call
  11. Photographers ….…………… Harvard’s Transition Open call 
  12. Photographers ….…………… LifeFramer Variety of Open calls
  13. Photographers ……………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  14. Photographers ……………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Opportunities for Visual, Graffiti & Multi-media artists:

  1. Visual artists ……..……. Jan van Eyck Residency – fees apply 1st Oct 
  2. Visual artists ………….. 2020 New Frontier Story Lab Fees Apply – 1st Oct
  3. Visual artists ……………. Embracing Our Differences call – 8th Oct 
  4. Visual artists …….………. Artist Grant Open call – 15th Oct
  5. Visual artist  …………….. Magnum Social Justice fellowship – 15th Oct
  6. Visual artists …………….. NABA’s Masters in the Arts – 18th Oct
  7. Visual artists …………….. BIC® Art Open call – 31st Oct 
  8. Visual artists …………….. The NordArt Open call – 30th Nov 
  9. Visual artists …….………. Fake Art Fest Open call- 31st Jan 2020
  10. Visual artists  …………… Harvard’s Transition Open call 
  11. Visual artists  ………..….. Strange Horizons Magazine Open call
  12. Visual artists ………….….. Creative Boom magazine Open call
  13. Visual artists ………………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  14. Visual artists ………………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  15. Graffiti artists …………….. Addis based group looking for artists 
  16. Multi-media artists ……….. Artist Grant Open call – 15th Oct
  17. Multi-media artists ……….. BIC® Art Open call – 31st Oct 
  18. Multi-media artists ………… The NordArt Open call – 30th Nov 
  19. Multi-media artists ………… Espacio Gallery London Open call
  20. Multi-media artists …………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  21. Multi-media artists ………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Opportunities for Writers, Poets, Vloggers & Bloggers:

  1. Writers ………………… 2020 New Frontier Story Lab Fees Apply – 1st Oct
  2. Writers  …………………. Jan van Eyck Residency – fees apply 1st Oct
  3. Writers …………………. Short Story Day Africa Open call – 31st Oct
  4. Writers  …………………. LeEgna Open call
  5. Writers …………………. Strange Horizons Magazine Open call
  6. Writers ………………….. Melkam 74 magazine Open call
  7. Writers ………………….. CultureCult Magazine Open call
  8. Writers …………………… Harvard’s Transition Open call 
  9. Writers ….……..………… YET Magazine Open call
  10. Writers ………………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  11. Writers ………………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  12. Poets ……………………… New Voices Open call 
  13. Poets ……………………… Strange Horizons Magazine Open call
  14. Poets ………………………. CultureCult Magazine Open call
  15. Poets ……………………… Autumn House Open call – Fees apply
  16. Poets ………………………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  17. Poets ……………………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  18. Blogers …………………….. LeEgna Open call
  19. B & Vlogers ……………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  20. B & Vlogers ……………… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Opportunities for Dancers, Circus & Storytellers:

  1. Dancers ………………………. African Culture Fund Open call – 12th Oct
  2. Dancers ………………………. DanceGathering Lagos Open call – 30th Dec
  3. Dancers ………………………. ViDEOSKiN Open call – April 2020
  4.  Dancers & Circus ……….. Physical Theatre Austria call – Fees apply
  5. Dancers & Circus ……….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  6. Dancers & Circus ……….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  7. Storytellers ………………… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  8. Storytellers ………………… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Opportunities for Musicians & Composers:

  1. Musicians ………………. Acoustic Music Awards Open Call – 8th Nov
  2. Music Producers …….. 2020 New Frontier Story Lab Fees Apply – 1st Oct
  3. Musicians & Composers ……. African Culture Fund Open call – 12th Oct 
  4.  Musicians & Composers …….. ACCES 2019 Conference Open call 
  5. Musicians & Composers …….. MusicInAfrica online Profile 
  6. Musicians & Composers …….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  7. Musicians & Composers …….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

Opportunities for other creatives:

  1. Journalists ……………… IFFR Film Critics training 
  2. Developers …………….. 2020 New Frontier Story Lab Fees Apply – 1st Oct
  3. Developers …………….. Euromena Awards Open call – 12th Dec
  4.  Architects  ………..……. Jan van Eyck Residency – fees apply 1st Oct
  5. Architects  ………..……. Lexus Design Award 2020 – 14th Oct
  6. Architects ………….…… Laka Open call Fees apply – 1st Nov 
  7. Architects ………………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  8. Architects ……………….. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  9. Sculptors ………..………. Artist Grant Open call – 15th Oct
  10. Sculptors …………………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  11. Sculptors …………………. Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  12. Creative directors ……… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  13. Creative directors ……… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa
  14. Festival & Events Organisers ….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  15. Festival & Events Organisers …… Travel Grant to the rest of Africa

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