Opportunity Location: Africa

Art + Feminism: 2021 Call to Action Art Commission

Call for artists to create an original, open-license work which helps to visualize Art+Feminism. The work will be used by the global Art+Feminism community in future Art+Feminism campaigns.

The Call to Action Art Commission was established by Art+Feminism in 2017. Under this program, artists create a Creative Commons licensed work that is hosted on Wikimedia Read More

African Artists’ Foundation Emergency Support Fund

African Artists’ Foundation has always been committed to the development and growth of contemporary African artists and organizations, lending their minds and voices to tell their stories. To facilitate this growth, AAF are excited to announce their collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) to create the Artist Solidarity Fund. Artist Solidarity Read More

Bag Factory Residencies for Artist and Curators 2021, South Africa

The Bag Factory, supported by KfW Stiftung and in partnership with Triangle Network, is calling for applications for ART CONNECTION AFRICA. The two residencies taking place from 1 September to 30 November 2021 at the Bag Factory in Johannesburg

1.  CURATOR RESIDENCY

This opportunity will enable a curator/cultural practitioner (researcher, arts writer, etc with Read More

Rencontres de Bamako/African Biennale of Photography: OPEN CALL

Open call for the 13th Rencontres de Bamako/African Biennale of Photography

The central theme of this year’s Bamako Encounters zeroes in on questions of multiplicity, processuality, transition, becoming, heritage, and difference. In arguing that present discussions of singularity tend to ossify notions of identity, culture, and politics, the curatorial team launches a powerful affirmation of that Read More

Call for afrodescendant artists: Mission Dakar Biennale 2020

In an effort to provide international opportunities for visual artists from culturally diverse backgrounds, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and Centre CLARK have joined forces to launch the Mission Dakar Biennale 2020, with artist Moridja Kitenge Banza as guest curator.

This pilot project will allow selected artists to travel to Senegal to attend the Dakar Read More

UK residency at FORMAT Fest for African-based artists

UK residency and exhibition opportunity

Open Call | FORMAT / Lagos Photo / AAF

We are looking for an artist to visit Derby UK,  for 3 weeks February 2020. We are looking for an artist with an established practice to visit UK, in Feb 2020, to be based in Derby at the artist studio in QUAD.  There Read More

The Contemporary African Photography Prize

The call for entries to the CAP Prize 2020 is open from 7 November 2019 until 7 February 2020. Prepare your work that engages with the African continent or its diaspora now and win a series of large scale outdoor exhibitions around the globe. A panel of international curators, publishers, editors and artists will review Read More

Open call: DAK’ART 2020

DAK’ART – Biennial of Contemporary African Art will be held from 28 May to 28 June 2020 in Dakar, under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Senegal. This fourteenth edition, which marks the biennial’s 30th anniversary, will have the general theme Ĩ’Ndaffa / Out of the fire.

Ĩ’Ndaffa, in Serer Read More

Call for applications for the 12th Bamako Meeting

Imagine the artistic practice of photographic stream of consciousness as ‘thinking in images’. The art piece (the photograph, photographs), as an expression of an interior monologue, the artist’s sensory reactions to external events.

The image as a capture of streams of consciousness having the possibility of revealing the worlds of thoughts and circumstances, the universe of Read More

OPEN CALL: Sub-Saharan Africa Research Grants

The British Council is aiming to increase connections between the UK creative sectors and young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as building connections, we aim to expand knowledge of contemporary African art in the UK.

With this in mind, we are seeking expressions of interest from UK based arts organisations, curators or programmers working Read More

Open call: video artists Yaounde Photo Network launches a call for Moroccan, African and Diaspora video artists

After YaoundeLondon and TokyoYaounde Photo Network (YPN), Cameroon’s platform for photography and lens-based media will be hosting its next Digital Africascreening in Casablanca, Morocco.

The Digital Africa programme stems from a digital media (sound and video art) showcase first curated by Christine Eyene as part of the Africa Utopia Festival (2014) at Southbank Centre, London. It was then expanded as part of YPN’s Read More

LagosPhoto Portfolio Review Award

LagosPhoto and National Geographic invite documentary photographers from Africa and the diaspora to submit their work for this year’s portfolio review. Send your .pdf portfolio to LPReview@africanartists.org for a chance to present your portfolio to our panel of judges and potentially become and National Geographic Photographer.

The best portfolio wins $5000, Deadline is 14th October 2018, Read More

Opel Call for African Educators in Photography

Associação Olho-de-gente (AOJE) are looking for an educator to lead an international Artist Residency in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, for a two-week period in May 2017.

This programme is part of the Catchupa Factory – New Photographers initiative and is dedicated to emerging photographers and artists from the PALOP (Portuguese-speaking African countries), interested in developing their artistic Read More