Kekere Storytellers Fund Opened For Contemporary African Storytellers


Jul. 10, 2021

Africa No Filter has announced it has opened applications for its Kekere Storytellers Fund.

The Africa-focused organization says the fund will pay micro-grants to content creators, wordsmiths, performance artists, visual artists, and journalists to create and publish unique and compelling content that shifts prevailing stereotypical narratives about their communities or subject.

This is ANF's way of ensuring that funding, which is limited and rarely accessed by up-and-coming storytellers, reaches everyone with a compelling story to tell.

Bloggers, musicians, illustrators, graphic designers, scriptwriters, vloggers, podcasters, playwrights, photographers, documentary filmmakers, choreographers, poets, journalists, authors, producers, artists, and publishers based in Africa are entreated to apply.

Applicants must be aged below 35 years and produce ground-breaking work and creatively challenging harmful narratives within their local and digital communities.

Top-notched works will be awarded $500 - $2000.

The organization entreats individuals to apply before 26 July 2021.

About Africa No Filter

Africa No Filter supports the development of nuanced and contemporary stories that shift stereotypical and harmful narratives within and about Africa.

Through research, grant-making, and advocacy they aim to build the field of narrative change-makers by supporting storytellers, investing in media platforms, and driving disruption campaigns.

End date: Jul 26, 2021

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