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Africa No Filter Emerging Artists Fellowship Program 2021

Deadline: February 15, 2021.

Applications are now open for Africa No Filter fellowship program. The Africa No Filter is seeking exceptional emerging artists for a 12-month remote fellowship. Fellows will be expected to develop and deliver a project which demonstrates and/or explores how art and creativity can be used to challenge harmful narratives about Africa and present contemporary, accurate narratives.


  • The Arts Fellowship welcomes emerging artists from all creative disciplines and invites proposals for both digital and in-person projects, with Africa being the focus.
  • Fellows are encouraged to propose innovative, groundbreaking projects that have both digital and in-person elements.
  • Africa No Filter priorities emerging creative practitioners living in Africa (Sub-Saharan and North Africa).
  • Interested Africans from the diaspora are welcome to apply if they can demonstrate that their work is Africa-focused and includes the collaboration or involvement of creatives living in Africa.


The Fellows Programwill be held remotelyfor the duration of 12 months. Africa No Filter will provide a total of $5000per fellow and will also offer:

  • One on one mentorship –each fellow will be assigned with a mentor whom they will virtually meet with once a month
  • Monthly fellows meetings for peer to peer skills-sharing
  • New networks –we will host quarterly networking events where you will meet with leading creative practitioners
  • An annual in-person convening in Fall 2021(subject to change due to COVID-19)
  • Feedback on your proposed project
  • Marketing and dissemination of your project to our funders and the ANF community


For more information visit the official webpage of Africa No Filter Emerging Artists Fellowship Program

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