The Arts Mailing List newsletter – 4th May 2020

Welcome to this week’s newsletter!!!

This week we bring you the amazing work of Illustrator, Photographer, Videographer and Digital artist Mandela Shash. Check out his Youtube to see how the above photo was captured, follow him on Facebook, on Instagram and join his channel on Telegram and definitely share with others.

How this newsletter works:

Below you will find lists of open calls, residencies, competitions etc. So find your section, ie: if you are writer check out the writers’ section and 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, APPLY!!!!!
  4. Don’t just apply to one …. It is a numbers game, so do apply to many open calls as you can

The second section of this newsletter shows you what other creatives are producing, from videos to articles etc… 

Opportunities

From here onwards you will find competitions, open calls, residencies etc… available to Ethiopian creatives this week etc… To showcase your work to the world, simply click on the below links, read their requirements 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 ……… UNICEF recruiting for C4D Officer – 10th May
  4. All creatives ……… Freelance Ethiopia for Jobs 
  5. All creatives ……… Creative online courses – fees applies 
  6. All creatives ……… Creative training by Gobeze – fees apply
  7. All creatives ……… Free online YouTube SEO Pro Training
  8. All creatives ……… Free online course: Write your 1st Song  
  9. All creatives ……… Free online course: MIT’s Entrepreneurship 101
  10. All creatives ……… Free online course: MIT’s Becoming an Entrepreneur
  11. All creatives ……… Free online course: The Architectural Imagination 
  12. All creatives ……… Free Online course: Poetry technics 
  13. All creatives ……… Free online Gender in the media course
  14. All creatives ……… Free online course: Power of Podcasting 
  15. All creatives ……… Free online course: Intro to Screenwriting
  16. All creatives ……… Free online course: Intro to Creative AI
  17. All creatives ……… OpenUniversity UK free online courses
  18. All creatives ……… Free online Copyright course
  19. All creatives ……… Free online Games Development course
  20. All creatives ……… New graduates support 
  21. All creatives ……… Free online course: fundamentals of digital marketing 
  22. All creatives ………. Build your website with YegaraHost

Animators:

  1. Animators ……. Virtual National Arts Festival call – 15th May 
  2. Animators ……. Future Generation Art Prize call – 20th May
  3. Animators ……. Accra Animation Film Festival call – 31st May
  4. Animators ……. Barcelona Film Festival Fees apply- 1st June
  5. Animators ……. Film Africa call $20 fees – 30th June
  6. Animators ……. Taiwan Student Competition – 20th July 
  7. Animators ……. The Social Distancing Festival 
  8. Animators ……. COVID-19 funding for artists & activists
  9. Animators ……. MIFA Pitches Various Open Calls
  10. Animators ……. Creative Boom magazine Open call
  11. Animators ……. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  12. Animators ……. The Animation School’s trainingFees apply
  13. Animators ……. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Digital artists:

  1. Digital artists ……. Virtual National Arts Festival – 15th May 
  2. Digital artists ……. Emerging Scenes Africa – 15th May
  3. Digital artists ……. Future Generation Art Prize – 20th May
  4. Digital artists ……. Taiwan Student Competition – 20th July
  5. Digital artists ……. The Social Distancing Festival 
  6. Digital artists ……. COVID-19 funding for artists & activists
  7. Digital artists ……. Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market Open call 
  8. Digital artists ……. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  9. Digital artists ……. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Illustrators:

  1. Illustrators ……. Virtual National Arts Festival – 15th May 
  2. Illustrators ……. Emerging Scenes Africa – 15th May
  3. Illustrators ……. Future Generation Art Prize  – 20th May
  4. Illustrators ……. Taiwan Student Competition – 20th July
  5. Illustrators ……. The Social Distancing Festival 
  6. Illustrators ……. COVID-19 funding for artists & activists
  7. Illustrators ……. Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market Open call 
  8. Illustrators ……. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  9. Illustrators ……. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Graphics designers:

  1. Graphics designers ……. Virtual National Arts Festival – 15th May 
  2. Graphics designers ……. Emerging Scenes Africa – 15th May
  3. Graphics designers ……. Future Generation Art Prize – 20th May
  4. Graphics designers ……. Taiwan Student Competition – 20th July
  5. Graphics designers ……. The Social Distancing Festival 
  6. Graphics designers .…… COVID-19 funding for artists & activists
  7. Graphics designers ……. Creative Boom magazine call
  8. Graphics designers ……. Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market call 
  9. Graphics designers ……. Free e-course: MIT’s Innovation Process
  10. Graphics designers ……. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Graffiti artists:

  1. Graffiti artists ……. Addis based group looking for you
  2. Graffiti artists ……. Virtual National Arts Festival – 15th May 
  3. Graffiti artists ……. Emerging Scenes Africa – 15th May
  4. Graffiti artists ……. Future Generation Art Prize – 20th May
  5. Graffiti artists ……. Taiwan Student Competition – 20th July
  6. Graffiti artists ……. The Social Distancing Festival 
  7. Graffiti artists ……. COVID-19 funding for artists & activists
  8. Graffiti artists ……. Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market call 
  9. Graffiti artists ……. Free e-course: MIT’s Innovation Process
  10. Graffiti artists ……. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Fashion, Textiles & Designers:

  1. Fashion designers ….. Virtual National Arts Festival call – 15th May 
  2. Fashion designers ….. Future Generation Art Prize call – 20th May
  3. Fashion designers ….. The Social Distancing Festival 
  4. Fashion designers .…. COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  5. Fashion designers ….. Introduction to Ethical Fashion
  6. Fashion designers ….. Next Fashion School Addis call
  7. Fashion designers ….. Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market call 
  8. Fashion designers ….. Free online tutorials: Fashion
  9. Fashion designers ….. Free e-course: Fashion & Sustainability
  10. Fashion designers ….. Free e-course: Innovation in Fashion
  11. Fashion designers ….. Free e-course: Fashion from Business 2 Culture
  12. Fashion designers ….. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  13. Fashion designers ….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  14. Textile designers …… Virtual National Arts Festival – 15th May 
  15. Textile designers …… Future Generation Art Prize – 20th May
  16. Textile designers …… Free e-course: Fashion from Business 2 Culture
  17. Textile designers …… COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  18. Textile designers ……. The Social Distancing Festival 
  19. Textile designers …… Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market call 
  20. Textile designers …… Free e-course: Innovation Process
  21. Textile designers …… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  22. Designers ……………..Virtual National Arts Festival  – 15th May 
  23. Designers …………….. Emerging Scenes Africa – 15th May 
  24. Designers ……………. Future Generation Art Prize – 20th May
  25. Designers …………….. Inspireli Award – 14th July 
  26. Designers ……………. Taiwan Student Competition – 20th July
  27. Designers ……………. The underwater village call – 30th Sep 
  28. Designers ……………. Lunar village call – 30th Sep
  29. Designers ……………. The African coastline call – 30th Sep
  30. Designers ……………. The Social Distancing Festival 
  31. Designers …………….. COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  32. Designers …………….. Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market call 
  33. Designers …………….. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  34. Designers …………….. Free e-course: Sustainable building design
  35. Designers …………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Filmmakers:

Featured Open Call: Mobile Film Festival apply before 4th May 

  1. Filmmakers ……… GUTSY Women Film Competition – 10th May
  2. Filmmakers ……… Virtual National Arts Festival – 15th May
  3. Filmmakers ………. Short Com Festival – 20th May
  4. Filmmakers ………. Future Generation Art Prize – 20th May
  5. Filmmakers ………. CrossCurrents Doc Fund – 27th May 
  6. Filmmakers ………. Nikon Small World – 30th May
  7. Filmmakers ………. SHUNAFFo Zambia 2020 – 31st May
  8. Filmmakers ………. Moroccan Film Festival – 31st May
  9. Filmmakers ………. Lake Pan-African Film Festival – 31st May
  10. Filmmakers ……… Gobez virtual film lab – June 
  11. Filmmakers ………. Barcelona Film Festival Fees apply- 1st June
  12. Filmmakers ………. Filmmakers without Borders – 1st June
  13. Filmmakers……….. Eastern Nigeria Film Festival – 10th June 
  14. Filmmakers ………. Film Africa call $20 fees – 30th June 
  15. Filmmakers ………. IDFA 2020 Festival call – 1st Aug
  16. Filmmakers ………. Produire au Sud Nantes workshop – 3rd Aug
  17. Filmmakers ………. The Social Distancing Festival 
  18. Filmmakers ………. COVID-19 funding for artists & activists
  19. Filmmakers ………. La Fabrique Cinema call
  20. Filmmakers ……….. Docubox call 
  21. Filmmakers ….….… Creative Boom magazine Open call
  22. Filmmakers ……..… Sundance Various Open calls
  23. Filmmakers ……….. Free online tutorials 
  24. Filmmakers ……….. Free e-Masterclasses: MultiChoiceFactory 
  25. Filmmakers ……….. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  26. Filmmakers ……….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Video artists:

  1. Video artists ……. Virtual National Arts Festival – 15th May 
  2. Video artists ……. Future Generation Art Prize call – 20th May
  3. Video artists ……. CrossCurrents Doc Fund – 27th May 
  4. Video artists ……. Nikon Small World – 30th May
  5. Video artists ……. Barcelona Film Festival Fees apply- 1st June
  6. Video artists ……. Taiwan Student Competition – 20th July
  7. Video artists ……. The Social Distancing Festival 
  8. Video artists ……. COVID-19 funding for artists & activists
  9. Video artists ……. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  10. Video artists ……. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Photographers:

  1. Photographers ……… Virtual National Arts Festival – 15th May 
  2. Photographers ……… Future Generation Art Prize – 20th May
  3. Photographers ……… Nikon Small World – 30th May
  4. Photographers ……… ExperimentBio Festival – 15th Aug 
  5. Photographers ……… The Photographer Fund
  6. Photographers ……… The Social Distancing Festival 
  7. Photographers ……… The Mass Isolation Project call
  8. Photographers ……… International Center of Photography call
  9. Photographers ……… Social Documentary Network call
  10. Photographers ……… Stay@home photographic Conversations call 
  11. Photographers ……… COVID-19 funding for artists & activists
  12. Photographers ……… YET Magazine call 
  13. Photographers ……… Semi Magazine call 
  14. Photographers ……… Creative Boom magazine call
  15. Photographers ……… Harvard’s Transition call 
  16. Photographers ……… LifeFramer Variety of open calls – Fees applies
  17. Photographers ……… Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market call 
  18. Photographers ……… Online shop for your photos
  19. Photographers ……… Free Photo projects guide 
  20. Photographers ……… LensCulture’s free guides 
  21. Photographers ……… Free e-course: Innovation Process
  22. Photographers ……… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Visual artists:

  1. Visual artists ……… Virtual National Arts Festival – 15th May 
  2. Visual artists ……… Emerging Scenes Africa – 15th May 
  3. Visual artists ……… Future Generation Art Prize – 20th May
  4. Visual artists ……… The Social Distancing Festival 
  5. Visual artists ……… COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  6. Visual artists ……… ArtOpenCalls call
  7. Visual artists ……… Harvard’s Transition call 
  8. Visual artists ……… Strange Horizons Magazine call
  9. Visual artists ……… Creative Boom magazine call
  10. Visual artists ……… Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market call 
  11. Visual artists ……… Free e-course: Innovation Process
  12. Visual artists ……… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Multi-media artists:

  1. Multi-media artists …… Virtual National Arts Festival – 15th May 
  2. Multi-media artists …… Emerging Scenes Africa – 15th May 
  3. Multi-media artists …… Future Generation Art Prize – 20th May
  4. Multi-media artists …… Nikon Small World – 30th May
  5. Multi-media artists …… Artists + Friends Podcast’s call
  6. Multi-media artists …… Barcelona Film Festival Fees apply- 1st June 
  7. Multi-media artists …… Taiwan Student Competition – 20th July
  8. Multi-media artists …… The Social Distancing Festival 
  9. Multi-media artists ……. COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  10. Multi-media artists ……. Espacio Gallery London call
  11. Multi-media artists ……. Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market call 
  12. Multi-media artists ……. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  13. Multi-media artists ……. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Writers:

  1. Writers ………. SFC Optimistic Writing Contest – 31st May  
  2. Writers ………. Bridport Prize Short Story – Fees apply 31st May 
  3. Writers ………. Bridport Prize Flash Fiction – Fees applies 31st May
  4. Writers ………. Queen Mary Wasafiri Prize – 1st June 
  5. Writers ………. The Social Distancing Festival 
  6. Writers ………. COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  7. Writers ………. Artists + Friends Podcast’s call
  8. Writers ………. African Writers Space call
  9. Writers ………. The Living Acts  call
  10. Writers ………. Best of Africa call 
  11. Writers ………. Children Books call
  12. Writers ………. Strange Horizons Magazine call
  13. Writers ………. CultureCult Magazine call
  14. Writers ………. Harvard’s Transition call 
  15. Writers ………. YET Magazine call
  16. Writers ………. Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market Open call 
  17. Writers ………. Free online Fiction writing course
  18. Writers ………. Free e-course: Science Writing 
  19. Writers ………. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  20. Writers ………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Poets, B & Vloggers:

  1. Poets ………….. Poetry Lab Shanghai call – 15th May  
  2. Poets ………….. Bridport Prize Poetry – Fees apply 31st May 
  3. Poets ………….. Queen Mary Wasafiri Prize – 1st June 
  4. Poets ………….. Artists + Friends Podcast’s call
  5. Poets ………….. Best of Africa call 
  6. Poets ………….. The Social Distancing Festival 
  7. Poets ………….. COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  8. Poets ………….. Free online course: Science Writing 
  9. Poets ………….. Free Online course: Poetry technics
  10. Poets ………….. Writers Space call
  11. Poets ………….. New Voices call 
  12. Poets  …………. Strange Horizons Magazine call
  13. Poets ………….. CultureCult Magazine call
  14. Poets ………….. Autumn House call – Fees apply
  15. Poets ………….. Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market call 
  16. Poets ………….. Free e-course: Science Writing
  17. Poets ………….. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  18. Poets ………….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  19. B & Vloggers …. COVID-19 Microgrants
  20. B & Vloggers …. Best of Africa call 
  21. B & Vloggers …. Artists + Friends Podcast’s call
  22. B & Vloggers …. COVID-19 funding for artists & activists
  23. B & Vloggers …. African Writers Space call 
  24. B & Vloggers …. The Living Acts call
  25. B & Vloggers …. Free e-course: Science Writing
  26. B & Vloggers …. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  27. B & Vloggers …. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Dancers, Circus & Storytellers:

  1. Dancers ……… Masdanza call – 15th May 
  2. Dancers ……… Emerging Scenes Africa – 15th May 
  3. Dancers ……… IDFA 2020 Festival call – 1st Aug 
  4. Dancers …….. The Social Distancing Festival 
  5. Dancers ……… COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  6. Dancers ……… Physical Theatre Austria call – Fees apply
  7. Dancers ……… Free e-course: Innovation Process
  8. Dancers ……… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  9. Circus ……….. IDFA 2020 Festival call – 1st Aug
  10. Circus ………. The Social Distancing Festival 
  11. Circus ……….. COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  12. Circus ……….. Physical Theatre Austria call – Fees apply
  13. Circus ……….. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  14. Circus ……….. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  15. Storytellers ……. Emerging Scenes Africa – 15th May 
  16. Storytellers ……. Queen Mary Wasafiri Prize – 1st June 
  17. Storytellers ……. IDFA 2020 Festival call – 1st July
  18. Storytellers ……. Artists + Friends Podcast’s call
  19. Storytellers ……. Free e-course: Science Writing 
  20. Storytellers ……. The Social Distancing Festival 
  21. Storytellers ……. COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  22. Storytellers ……. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  23. Storytellers …… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Musicians & Producers:

  1. Musicians ……. Emerging Scenes Africa – 15th May 
  2. Musicians ……. ACCES 2020 – 20th May
  3. Musicians ……. ACCESS 2020 Presentation Call – 29th May 
  4. Musicians ……. Sauti za Busara 2021 – 31st July 
  5. Musicians ……. Artists + Friends Podcast’s audio work call
  6. Musicians ……. The Social Distancing Festival 
  7. Musicians ……. COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  8. Musicians ……. Free e-course: Making music with others 
  9. Musicians ……. Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market call 
  10. Musicians ……. MusicInAfrica create your online Profile
  11. Musicians ……. Music In Africa Gender@Work Programme
  12. Musicians ……. Free e-course: Waves & Vibrations 
  13. Musicians ……. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  14. Musicians ……. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  15. Producers ……. Visa For Music call
  16. Producers ……. LoopCloud Producer Challenge – 11th May 
  17. Producers ……. Virtual National Arts Festival call – 15th May
  18. Producers ……. Emerging Scenes Africa – 15th May 
  19. Producers ……. RealWorld Remix Competition – 20th May 
  20. Producers ……. ACCES 2020 – 20th May
  21. Producers ……. ACCESS 2020 Presentation Call – 29th May 
  22. Producers ……. Sauti za Busara 2021 – 31st July 
  23. Producers ……. Artists + Friends Podcast’s call
  24. Producers ……. The Social Distancing Festival 
  25. Producers ……. COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  26. Producers …….. Music In Africa Gender@Work Programme
  27. Producers ……. Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market call
  28. Producers ……. MusicInAfrica create your online Profile 
  29. Producers ……. Free online making music with others course 
  30. Producers ……. Sound engineering course – Fees applies 
  31. Producers ……. Music Production course – Fees applies 
  32. Producers ……. Sound & Production course – Fees applies
  33. Producers …….. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  34. Producers ………. Free e-course: Waves & Vibrations
  35. Producers ……… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Architects:

  1. Architects ……… Virtual National Arts Festival – 15th May 
  2. Architects ……… Future Generation Art Prize – 20th May
  3. Architects ……… IDFA 2020 Festival call – 1st July
  4. Architects …….. Taiwan Student Competition – 20th July
  5. Architects ……… Inspireli Award – 14th July 
  6. Architects ……..  The underwater village call – 30th Sep 
  7. Architects ……..  Lunar village call – 30th Sep
  8. Architects …….. The African coastline call – 30th Sep
  9. Architects …….. The Social Distancing Festival 
  10. Architects ……… COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  11. Architects ……… Swinburne University Scholarship
  12. Architects ……… Salford University Scholarship
  13. Architects ……… Free e-course: Innovation Process
  14. Architects ……… Free e-course: Sustainable building design
  15. Architects ……… Free e-course: Site planning online
  16. Architects ……… Free e-course: Responsible real estate development
  17. Architects ……… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Sculptors:

  1. Sculptors ……… Virtual National Arts Festival – 15th May 
  2. Sculptors ……… Future Generation Art Prize – 20th May
  3. Sculptors …….. The Social Distancing Festival 
  4. Sculptors ……… COVID-19 artists & activists funding
  5. Sculptors ……… ArtOpenCalls
  6. Sculptors ……… Yesras Gez’s Sunday Market call 
  7. Sculptors ……… Free e-course: Innovation Process
  8. Sculptors ……… Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

Other creatives:

  1. Journalists ……………. UNICEF recruiting for C4D Officer – 10th May
  2. Journalists ……………. Queen Mary Wasafiri Prize – 1st June 
  3. Journalists ……………. Best of Africa call 
  4. Journalists ……………. Artists + Friends Podcast’s call
  5.  Journalists …………… African Writers Space call
  6. Journalists ……………. Local Reporting Grant
  7. Journalists ……………. COVID-19 Microgrants
  8. Journalists …………… Data Journalism Grant
  9. Journalists ……………. National Geography’s Emergency Fund
  10. Journalists ……………. Women’s Media Relief Fund
  11. Journalists ……………. International Reporting Grants
  12. Journalists ……………. Free e-course: Science Writing
  13. Journalists ……………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  14. Web designers ………. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  15. Web designers ………. Free e-course: Intro to Computational thinking & Data 
  16. Web designers ………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  17. Developers ……………. Google Africa Developer Scholarship
  18. Developers ……………. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  19. Developers ……………. Free e-course: Mobile application
  20. Developers ……………. Free e-course: Designing educational games
  21. Developers ……………. Free e-course: Intro to Computational thinking & Data 
  22. Developers ……………. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  23. Creative directors ……. UNESCO cultural diversity fund – 27th May 
  24. Creative directors ……. The Social Distancing Festival 
  25. Creative directors ……. Artists + Friends Podcast’s call
  26. Creative directors ……. Free e-course: Innovation Process
  27. Creative directors ……. Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa
  28. Festival & Events organisers … The Social Distancing Festival 
  29. Festival & Events organisers … Free e-course: Innovation Process
  30. Festival & Events organisers Travel Grant to the rest of East Africa

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