Be among the ten talented pan-Africanist writers and visual artists who will help the African Union mark 20 years of leading the continent’s development, unity, and peace.

A partnership between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a call for applications to ensure creative voices find a space in the public awareness campaign marking the 20th anniversary of the AU, known as AU20.

Under the theme “Our Africa, Our Future”, two residency programmes powered by Africa No Filter will offer the space, time, resources and support needed to produce a broad spectrum of fiction, narrative non-fiction and poetry, as well as paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, digital art, video and graffiti.

Visual artists will be hosted at the Loman Art Gallery in Dakar, Senegal, while the writers will be hosted at the Library of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD) in Accra, Ghana. Residencies are scheduled to take place in November 2022 and are open to African citizens from all member states of the African Union.

The artistic outcomes of the residencies will be featured in two public events to showcase and discuss the written and visual works, an e-book anthology as well as an exhibition at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They will also be amplified through the African Union’s digital platforms.

Applications deadline for the Writers Residency is September 30, 2022.

Applications deadline for the Artists Residency is September 22, 2022.

Click here to apply for the Writers Residency,

Click here to apply for the Artists Residency.

Chibueze Ukwuoma

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