Are you an emerging artist or storyteller on the pulse of entrepreneurship in Africa? Apply for the Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund
“Young entrepreneurs and those they inspire are the lifeblood of Africa’s rise” – Tony Elumelu.
Celebrating and sharing stories of entrepreneurs comes in many forms; a photo, drawing or painting of an inspirational figure can tell a thousand stories and transcend a thousand languages.
Just like a great entrepreneur takes an idea and turns it into a profitable business, a great artist finds a muse and turns it into something relatable, intriguing, and timeless – Africa No Filter wants to support you to create this work.
The Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund calls for applications from emerging artists, journalists and content creators including bloggers, vloggers, and podcasters whose work offers a more contemporary and authentic narrative of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in Africa.
The Fund will award grants worth between $500 and $2000 to each selected participant.
What type of content is ANF looking to support?
This Fund is awarded to content creators in two categories, Media and Arts.
Media includes Bloggers, Vloggers and Journalists. Examples of projects: A series of published articles identifying innovative tech entrepreneurs, a vlog that showcases entrepreneurs in underrepresented areas, a blog that shines the light on new African innovation.
Arts grants will be made to photographers, filmmakers, sketch artists, painters, and digital artists. Examples of projects: A lighthearted, comedic short film telling the story of an 11-year old budding entrepreneur, a photography series of Africa’s Top entrepreneurs etc.
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Will Mr. Tony Elumelu see my work?
Absolutely. All recipients of this fund will have their work presented to Mr Elumelu and the Heirs Insurance and Heirs Life team. They will also be involved in the selection process.
All applicants will be contacted by 31 August 2022.
How much time do I have to create my content?
All recipients of the Tony Elumelu Fund must complete their projects by October 2022.
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