Deadline: July 2, 2023
Applications for the Open Country Mag Curatorial Fellowships 2023 are now open. The Open Country Mag Curatorial Fellowships, sponsored by Africa No Filter, aims to provide direct motivation, technical knowhow, and funding support for new projects in a range of artistic fields: literature, film, music, visual art, photography, fashion, and media.
From a pool of applicants, they will select four curators for workshops, during which they will be guided by three experienced curators whose works span media, literature, film, fashion, activism, art, tech, and music. The three are Lumen Prize-winning interdisciplinary artist Minne Atairu, A Nasty Boy founder and Forbes Africa 30 under 30 changemaker Innanoshe Akuson, and Open Country Mag editor and Future Award Africa winner Otosirieze.
They are looking for two kinds of project ideas:
- Projects that are groundbreaking endeavours in single fields (say, literature alone, film alone, or art alone).
- Projects that cross two or more fields (say, literature and visual art, film and music, fashion and tech and photography).
- On the recommendation of the workshop instructors, they will then activate selected project ideas, offering two of them $2,000 each and the other two $1,000 each to finalize them. Open Country Mag will showcase the projects on their website, with the Fellows holding the copyright.
- Applicants must be African.
- Applicants must already work in the artistic fields they propose to curate in.
- It would be ideal, but not mandatory, for applicants to have a track record of successful curatorial work.
- Applications, even if covering non-Anglophone countries, must be in English.
- Applicants must be prepared to deliver their project within 6 months or, depending on need, a year after workshops.
Send application to [email protected].
Format for Application Email
- Header: OCM Curatorial Fellowship Application 2023
- Body of Email:
- Name of curator
- Title of project
- Geographical reach (country/region/continent)
- Description of project (750 words max.)
- Potential impact or significance (250 words max.)
- Links to previous or related work (250 words max.)
- Bio of curator(s) (500 words max. each)
For more information, visit Open Country Mag.