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Everything You Need To Know About Ake Festival 2016

  We are pleased to announce that our dates for this year are 15-19 November and the festival will take place at Arts and Culture Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta. This year’s edition is themed “Beneath this Skin’’ and we are delighted to have Distinguished Professor, renowned writer, and literary icon Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o as our headliner […]

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Farafina creative writing workshop is back

  Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from June 21 to July 1, 2016. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. The Caine Prize-winning Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, Aslak Sira Myhre and others will co-teach the workshop […]

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Ideas For Lagos Call For Literary Submissions

  Call for literary submissions Ideas for Lagos  is pleased to welcome submissions for our Blog’s literary column, Stranger than Fiction. Entries can be of any genre (fiction or non-fiction), but the City of Lagos must be an active or passive theme. Submissions are welcome at any time throughout the year. Please find a list of […]

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DIFF 2016 Call For Submissions

  The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) invites filmmakers from across the world to submit their Short, Documentary or Feature Fiction films to screen in the festival from the 16 to 26 June 2016. The 37th edition of the festival is organized with key partnerships with the Durban Film Office, eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission, […]

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Open Call Artist Residency

  IN RESIDENCY – ZK/U OPEN CALL 2 – 8 Months Residencies for Scholars, Artists and Practitioners at ZK/U, Berlin In the summer of 2012 the Center for Art and Urbanistics / Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanstik (ZK/U) launched its research and residency program. The ZK/U offers a space for ‘living & work’: furnished accommodation […]

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Rele Presents 2016’s Young Contemporaries

  In line with its aim to trigger a new-found appreciation of the arts and help nurture a new generation of visual artists, Rele has in the past year been observing, collecting and supporting young talents whom it believes have the right balance of potential, work ethic and drive to occupy a new roster of […]

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Writing A New Nigeria For BBC Radio4

  Sometime late last year, i presented a two part radio documentary for BBC Radio4 titled ‘Writing a new Nigeria’. I had a great time interviewing and speaking with lots of poets and writers. It’s so unfortunate when making programmes that you have to become very shrewd with killing your darling. This means that lots […]

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Screenwriter Residency Seeks Submissions

  Urucu Media, under the mentorship of Berlinale Talents, in partnership with The Nirox Foundation, Durban Filmmart, Restless Talent Management, The French Institute in South Africa and Institute Français’s Cinémas du Monde presents REALNESS, a screenwriters residency for a new generation of African writers. From June to August 2016, five screenwriters will be invited to […]

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Artists’ International Development Fund

  The Artists’ International Development fund is jointly funded by the British Council and Arts Council England. The Artists’ international development fund offers early stage development opportunities for individual freelance and self-employed artists and/or creative practitioners (including, for example: producers, curators, publishers, editors, translators, choreographers) based in England to spend time building links with artists, […]

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Deborah Rogers Writer’s Award

  An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time writer whose submission demonstrates literary talent and who needs financial support to complete their work: Submissions should take the form of 20-30,000 words of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is not under option or contract Applications are only open to writers […]