10 Great Grants and Opportunities for Nigerian Creatives. Yes you.

  1. Grants of 18,000 pounds (over 12 months for emerging fiction writers) and 27,000 (over 18 months for emerging non-fiction writers) provided by Miles Morland Foundation. Deadline: 31 October https://milesmorlandfoundation.com/about-2/
  2. Accommodation and ~$1500 honorarium from Aarhus Centre for Visual Art to visual artist to live and work in Aarhus (Denmark) for about six weeks in 2018 and interact with the local arts scene. Deadline: 5 November — https://aabkc.dk/page/open-call-aabkc-residency-fall-2018-artist
  3. 3,000 pounds prize from Brunel International African Poetry Prize. Deadline: 1 December http://www.africanpoetryprize.org/
  4. Fully Funded Fellowship (3 ‘month-long’ residencies in Maryland / DC in 2018, 2019 and 2020) for arts managers at DEVOS Institute of Arts Management, University of Maryland, USA . Deadline: 15 December — http://www.devosinstitute.umd.edu/What-We-Do/Services-For-Individuals/Fellowship1
  5. 15,000 Euros grants from Prince Clause Fund and Whiting Foundation to preserve documentary heritage (manuscripts, archives, rare books etc) under natural or man made threat. Deadline: 31 December — http://www.princeclausfund.org/fr/activities/open-call-first-aid-to-documentary-heritage-under-threat.html
  6. Funded residency for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, dancers, musicians, and visual artists whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues. Provided by The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre Residency Program. Deadline: December 2017
  7. Photography competitions for amateur and professional photographers with various prizes (up to $25,000 plus exhibition in London). Provided by Sony. Deadline: December 2017 (Students) and January 2018 https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards
  8. Grant of 5,000 dollars for emerging documentary filmmakers from the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film. Deadline: Submissions for 2018 will Open on 1 November 2017 http://mrofoundation.org/programs/film-grants/
  9. Grants of 10,000 Canadian dollars for emerging documentary filmmakers from Canadian Documentary Film Festival. Deadline 30 November http://www.hotdocs.ca/i/interactive-shorts-guidelines
  10. 50,000 dollars, ‘modest’ housing, access to Harvard and MIT classes for one year + other benefits for urban designers, public artists, developers, journalists, civic leaders, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, policymakers, and community development leaders from Loeb Fellowship. Deadline: January 2018.

Oya take jara.

  1. Fully funded (2 week) residency and (2 week) tour in the US for young musicians in September / October 2018 provided by U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Deadline February 2018 (Application opens in January 2018)
  2. Fully funded one year fellowship / residency at Brown University designed to provide sanctuary and support for established creative writers — fiction writers, playwrights, and poets — who are persecuted in their home countries or are actively prevented from pursuing free expression in their literary art. Deadline: 15 February 2018 https://www.brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/international-writers-project/applying-iwp
  3. Fully funded (Humphrey) fellowship for journalists and arts policy professionals (among others) to spend 10 months in an American University to broaden perspectives and build skills; provided by US Embassy. Deadline — June 2018 (Application opens in April 2018) — https://ng.usembassy.gov/education-culture/exchange-programs/humphrey-fellowship/
  4. Funding for projects that contribute to the development of creativity through training, production and/or distribution of the arts provided by the DOEN Foundation. Deadline: Rolling but must be at least four months before the activity happens. https://www.doen.nl/applications/applications.htm
  5. Call for visual and performing artists, filmmakers, writers, and musicians to perform at Sphere Festival in India in January 2019. Deadline: August 2018 http://spherefestival.com/submit/
  6. Residence and work permit to launch innovative start up in Denmark. Provided by Startup Denmark. Deadline: None ( response in six weeks) http://www.startupdenmark.info/about-us/
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