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Kekere Storytellers Fund

31 December 2023

Submission deadline: 31 December 2023

Are you a content creator, wordsmith, performance artist, visual artist, or journalist whose work tells African stories beyond stereotypes of poverty, conflict, disease, poor leadership and corruption?

Africa No Filter’s Kekere Storytellers Fund could support your next project.

The 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.


You must:

  • 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 5 000 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


We 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).

Click here for more information.


31 December 2023
Event Category:


Africa No Filter
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