Africa No Filter’s Kekere Storytellers Fund pays micro-grants to emerging storytellers who are already creating and publishing unique and compelling content that offers fresh and alternative perspectives of Africa, to show a continent that’s innovative, evolving, and creative.
The Kekere Storytellers Fund is Africa No Filter’s way of ensuring that funding — which is limited and rarely accessed by up-and-coming storytellers — reaches artists, journalists, and content creators who share their passion for telling better stories about Africa and telling stories about Africa better.
About Africa No Filter
Africa No Filter is a donor collaborative that supports the development of nuanced and contemporary stories that shift stereotypical and harmful narratives within and about Africa.Through research, grant-making and advocacy we aim to build the field of narrative change-makers by supporting storytellers, investing in media platforms and driving disruption campaigns. ANF’s goal over time is to leave an empowered narrative change ecosystem and an informed community of storytellers who work more deliberately to change harmful narratives within and about Africa.
Benefits of Africa No Filter Kekere Storytellers Fund
- The amount is between $500 – $2000.
Requirements for Africa No Filter Kekere Storytellers Fund Qualification
- Be an African based anywhere in Africa or the Diaspora.
- Be under 35 years.
- Be able to express yourself in English or French.
- Have a track record of producing ground-breaking work that challenges stereotypical narratives about your community, country, or the continent.
- Have at least two years of related work experience.
- Have a minimum of 5000 followers across Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube
- Fall in at least one of the following categories:
- Media/Content creator: Journalist, Blogger, Vlogger, Podcaster, Fiction & Non-Fiction Writer, Photographer
- Artist: Poet, Musician, Spoken Word Poet, Dancer, Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator, Animator.
They will not consider:
- Applications by filmmakers.
- Storytellers who do not have evidence of producing work that shifts stereotypical narratives about Africa.
- Funding to buy equipment (cameras, laptops, etc).
- Funding to host/attend an event (workshops, festivals, conferences, etc).
How to Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to www.africanofilter.org to apply
Applications are open until the end of the year, or until they have selected 20 storytellers for the fund. Note that applications can only be submitted in either English or French.
For more details, visit http://africanofilter.org/