31 August 2018

Opportunity Description

British Council #SouthernAfricaArts invites young digital creatives to take part in the second edition of ColabNowNow hosted with Maputo Fast Forward in Mozambique.

ColabNowNow will select 4 digital storytellers and 4 digital artists from East, West and Southern Africa and the UK. Working with the guidance of two digital facilitators, the creatives will create work for a physical and digital exhibition at the festival.

The ColabNowNow facilitators will be mentored by interactive digital artist, senior lecturer and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival director, Dr. Tegan Bristow.

Who are we looking for

During the Colab, the selected digital artists will create work independently or collaboratively, to be exhibited during Maputo Fast Forward. Artists include, but are not limited to: visual/graphic artists, architects, technical artists, programmers/coders, music/sound artists, performers and animators.

During the Colab, the selected storytellers will create work independently or collaboratively to be displayed as a digital exhibition through Maputo Fast Forward and British Council Arts channels. Digital storytellers include, but are not limited to: writers, photographers, filmmakers, videographers, bloggers and vloggers.

Eligible countries

East Africa
Ethiopia | Kenya | Rwanda | South Sudan | Sudan | Tanzania | Uganda

Southern Africa
Botswana | Malawi | Mauritius | Mozambique | Namibia | South Africa | Zambia | Zimbabwe

West Africa
Ghana | Nigeria | Senegal | Sierra Leone

United Kingdom
England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales

How to Apply

Find the application form here.

Application requirements

  1. Applications are open to artists and storytellers between 18 and 35 years of age
  2. Selected applicants are required to be in Maputo, Mozambique, for the full period of the colab (20-28 Oct 2018) including travel time before travel time before and after.
  3. Applicants must:
    a. Have a valid passport ( with at least two blank pages for a visa and entry stamps).
    b. Reside in one of the eligible countries listed.
    c. Present a project proposal (with an indication of technical requirements) with their application.
    d. Include a short bio, profile image and portfolio in their application.