Resources

CULTURE, LIFE AND STYLE

AFRICA IN WORDS
Reportage, critiques, essays on contemporary literary culture.
http://africainwords.com/

BAKWA MAGAZINE
A cutting edge magazine of art, culture, photography and reportage.
http://bakwamagazine.wordpress.com/

BAYIMBA CULTURAL FOUNDATION
Promoting the understanding of cultures from Uganda.
http://www.bayimba.org/

MAKING SENSE OF KONY
Anthropology, Politics, History. Scholarship from researchers and activists committed to enlightening a global audience
about the conflict in northern Uganda.
http://makingsenseofkony.org/?p=1246

LIGHT YEARS IP
Business, Education, Training. A
non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty by assisting developing country producers gain ownership of their intellectual property and to use the IP to increase their export income and improve the security of that income.
http://www.lightyearsip.net/

AFRICULTURES
Contemporary culture in Africa from an international perspective.
http://www.africultures.com/php/

DADAAB STORIES
Remarkable stories from a resilient community of half a million.
http://www.dadaabstories.org/

AFROKLECTIC
An online space celebrating the emerging creative culture within the African-Australian community, Africa and the Diaspora.
http://afroklectic.com/

AFROPOP
Showcases popular culture with African roots.
http://www.afropop.org/

ANOTHER AFRICA
Celebrate the rich ideas and talents of Africa’s peoples and their endeavours.
http://www.anotherafrica.net/

AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
Amazing online collection of vintage sound art from all over the continent.
http://www.awesometapes.com/

CONTEMPORARY AND
Platform for international art from an African Perspective.
http://www.contemporaryand.com/

LE VASTE MONDE
Sights from here and there in Africa. Francophone.
http://www.levastemonde.org/

MUSE ORIGINS
Showcasing African creativity.
http://museorigins.net/

NETSA ART VILLAGE
A membership organization which exists to stimulate the quality, development and context for contemporary art practice in Ethiopia.
http://www.netsaartvillage.com/

REVUE NOIRE
Contemporary expressions from around the world.
http://www.revuenoire.com/

STOCKTOWN
A curated video magazine for culture in motion.
http://www.stocktown.com/

THE CULTURE TRIP
Articles on local art and culture, including a unique curation of books and films set in or about Africa.
http://theculturetrip.com/africa/

THE ONE MINUTES AFRICA
Moving images that last exactly one minute
http://www.theoneminutes.org/

KINNA READS
A blog of books, reading and world literature.
http://kinnareads.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/achebe-african-writers-and-readers

VINTAGE SOMALIA
Images from Somalia.
http://vintagesomalia.tumblr.com/

ACROSS THE DIVIDE
Critique from within the international aid industry.
http://rackleyed.blogspot.com/

ARTS AND LETTERS DAILY
Philosophy, arts, criticism, culture, ideas, music, langauge, gossip and such like things.
http://www.aldaily.com/

3 QUACKS DAILY
Philosophy and cultural critique.
http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2011/02/decolonizing-my-mind.html

PAMBAZUKA
Pan African news and social justice.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/

ADDIS JOURNAL
A web blog on Arts, Culture and Society.
http://arefe.wordpress.com/

AFRICA BOOK CLUB
A place to share your love for reading and interest in African writing with people from all over the world.
http://www.africabookclub.com/

AFRICAN COLOURS
Information on contemporary art.
http://www.africancolours.com/

ARTERIAL NETWORK
News and resources for arts practitioners and cultural entrepreneurs.
http://www.arterialnetwork.org/

AFRICAN WRITER’S TRUST
Publishing, workshops, writing opportunities.
http://www.africanwriterstrust.org/

AFRICALIA
Culture and development news.
http://africalia.be/?page=home

ORGANISATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
Artist Residencies. Drawing & Painting, Film, Literature, Multi Media, Music & Sound, and photography
http://www.transartists.org/air/kunstraum-sylt-quelle

AFRICAN CENTRE FOR MEDIA EXCELLENCE
Promoting professional excellence in journalism
http://www.acme-ug.org/

CENTRE FOR AFRICAN CULTURAL EXCELLENCE
Writing for young people.
http://caceafrica.wordpress.com/

AFRICA SPEAKS FOR AFRICA
Culture, politics and art news from the continent.
http://www.africaspeaks4africa.org/

ADDIS RUMBLE
Artist Resources
http://addisrumble.com/?page_id=2797

CHIMURENGA MAGAZINE
Online magazine publishing writing, art and politics three times a year. Founded by Ntone Edjabe. Features themed performances called “Chimurenga Sessions.”
http://www.chimurenga.co.za/

NKA JOURNAL
Publishing scholarly writing art and politics.
http://www.nkajournal.org/

JURN
Free scholarly works on the arts and humanities.
http://www.jurn.org/directory/

SAVVY JOURNALISM
Critical writing on contemporary art.
http://www.savvy-journal.com/

ADDIS FOTOFEST
Photographers from all over the continent.
http://www.addisfotofest.com/

CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (CCA) LAGOS
Platform for development, presentation, and discussion of contemporary visual art and culture.
http://www.ccalagos.org/

DAK’ART BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART
International Exhibitions of art from Africa and the Diaspora.
http://www.biennaledakar.org/2012/

FNB JOBURG ART FAIR
Africa’s biggest art fair with a large selection of contemporary art from the continent.
http://www.fnbjoburgartfair.co.za/

GODOWNARTSCENTRE, NAIROBI
Institution nurturing talent in the arts.
http://www.thegodownartscentre.com/

GOODMAN GALLERY, JOHANNESBURG AND CAPE TOWN
Art gallery curating the greatest African artists of our time.
http://www.goodman-gallery.com/

HARARE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (HIFA), ZIMBABWE
A 6-day annual festival and workshop programme.
http://www.hifa.co.zw/

KWANI? TRUST
Publishing, literary events and networking. Founded by 2003 Caine Prize winner Binyavanga Wainaina.
http://kwani.org/

MARKET PHOTO WORKSHOP
Photography and visual literacy.
http://www.marketphotoworkshop.co.za/

NAFASI ART SPACE, DAR ES SALAAM
Cultural centre with studio space for painters, designers, illustrators and sculptors.
http://nafasiartspace.blogspot.com/

POLITICS, THEORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY
A critique of visual culture that is alert to the power of images for good and evil, and historical context.
http://politicstheoryphotography.blogspot.com/

RAW MATERIAL COMPANY, DAKAR
Centre for art, knowledge and society. Residencies available on request.
http://rawmc.org/

RENCONTRES DE BAMAKO / BAMAKO ENCOUNTERS, BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY
International photography Biennale.
http://rencontres-bamako.com/?lang=en

ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
East Africa’s largest film, music and arts festival.
http://www.ziff.or.tz/

ELEMENTAL EDGE
Independent production studio based in Kampala, Uganda. Digital creativity through film and print. Production and post production.
http://elementaledge.com/

AFRICA IS A COUNTRY
Online magazine featuring news about Africa in media, politics, music and events.
http://africasacountry.com/

STORYMOJA AFRICA
Publishing opportunities, nurturing reading culture and creating spaces for artistic expression. Storymoja Hay Festival convenes writers and performers especially for children and Young Adult literature.
http://storymojaafrica.co.ke/

AFRICAN WRITING ONLINE
Contemporary writing from the continent and the Diaspora. Online magazine featuring book reviews, critical essays and scholarly texts from leading minds.
http://www.african-writing.com/eleven/
Blogs on politics, culture and literary arts.
http://blogs.african-writing.com/

BRITTLE PAPER
Features reviews, interviews and essays on African literary works.
http://brittlepaper.com/about/

READSA
Established in 2010 to get South Africans reading more South African books.
http://readsa.co.za/

OFODUNKA
Chika Okeke-Agulu presents news on contemporary art, art history of Africa and the Diaspora.
http://www.chikaokeke-agulu.blogspot.com/

AFRICA BOOK CENTRE
Founded in 1989 to provide books and music from and about the continent of Africa.
http://www.africabookcentre.com/

AFRICAN BOOKS COLLECTIVE
Founded, owned and governed by African publishers. It seeks to strengthen indigenous African publishing through collective action and to increase the visibility and accessibility of the wealth of African scholarship and culture.
http://www.africanbookscollective.com/

AFRICAN WRITERS ABROAD CENTRE
An of outfit International Pen, the world association of writers. AWA is a membership organisation for writers of African descent who live outside the continent. AWA aims to support African writers on the continent and within the Diaspora on creative, economic and political fronts and to increase awareness of African and African diasporic literatures.
http://www.africanwritersabroad.org.uk/

AFRICAN WRITERS’ EVENING
Events, news and listings hosted every third friday of the month for African Writers outside of Africa. The venue is Poetry Cafe in London. Current host is Nii Ayikwei Parkes, founder of the African Writers’ Evening and current Associate Writer-In-Residence on BBC Radio 3.
http://www.x-bout.com/awe/

ARTMATTERS
Enlightening humanity on life in eastern Africa through in-depth analysis of arts and lifestyle in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia. It covers art, books, dance, music, fashion, film, storytelling, theatre, and travel.
http://www.artmatters.info/

CASSAVA REPUBLIC
Abuja-based publisher ‘obsessed with changing the way we think about African fiction’.
http://www.cassavarepublic.biz/

JACANA
Publishers of specialised materials in various fields, including medical and primary health care, interactive, curriculum-based materials for primary and secondary school sectors, lifeskills, as well as environmental education,eco-tourism, heritage and fiction publications.
http://www.jacana.co.za/

KACHIFO
Independent publisher of Farafina Books, Prestige Books and Farafina Magazine.
http://www.kachifo.com/

MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART
A Museum dedicated to the arts and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. Opened to the public in 1984.
http://www.africanart.org/

SABLE LITERARY MAGAZINE
A platform for new writers of colour to showcase their work and to receive critical feedback from readers.
http://www.sablelitmag.org/

TRANSITION
Born in Uganda, raised in the Diaspora. A quarterly, international review known for compelling and controversial writing on race, ethnicity, culture and politics. The editors seek unconventional essays, memoirs, reviews, and short stories especially by writers of colour.
http://dubois.fas.harvard.edu/transition-magazine

WORDS ETC
A quarterly South African literary journal.
http://www.wordsetc.co.za/


GRANTS AND FUNDING

STICHTING DOEN
Grant opportunities for green, socially inclusive creative projects.
http://www.doen.nl/web/home-1.htm

MIMETA, CENTER FOR CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT:
Creative freedom and human rights. Support based on article 27 of the Universal Human Rights Declaration.
http://www.mimeta.org/

ART MOVES AFRICA
Travel grants for artists working within the continent.
http://www.artmovesafrica.org/

HEINRICH BÖLL FOUNDATION
Green political movement. Ecology, democracy, human rights, self-determination and justice.
http://www.boell.org/

HIVOS, PEOPLE UNLIMITED
Expression and Engagement Programme: Promotes free expression and freedom of speech, independent media, cultural networks, cultural productions, cultural spaces and festivals, Internet freedom, Transparency and accountability.
http://www.hivos.org/

SPARKPLUG FOUNDATION
A family foundation that funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education and community organising. Strong focus on grassroots organising, education and teaching, music.
http://sparkplugfoundation.org/

PRINCE CLAUS FUND FOR CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
The Grants and Collaboration Programme supports innovative, high quality cultural initiatives, in spaces where resources and opportunities for cultural expression, creative production and initiative are limited.”
http://www.princeclausfund.org/

ARTS COLLABORATORY
Arts Collaboratory supports visual art initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides funding, facilitates knowledge sharing, and promotes networking and artistic exchange.
http://artscollaboratory.org/

THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
Serves the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support them. Grants are made for scholarly exhibitions at museums; curatorial research; visual arts programming at artist-centered organisations; artist residencies and commissions; arts writing; and efforts to promote the health, welfare and first amendment rights of artists.
http://www.warholfoundation.org/

HAUS DER KUNST
Dedicated to the exploration of the diverse histories of contemporary art based on a foundation of focused exhibitions, research, and education. Fellowships strictly accommodates post doctoral scholarly work.
http://www.hausderkunst.de/

THE INSTITUTE FOR COMPARATIVE MODERNITIES
Facilitates scholarship on modern culture and society: the transnational history of modernity and its global scope. Emphasis is mainly on neglected or under-studied articulations of modernity outside of the historically constituted hegemonic spaces of Europe and the United States, but it will also give serious attention to conflicts and complexities within the West. http://icm.arts.cornell.edu/

RESIDENCIES
MOBILITY HUB AFRICA
Information on the Arts and Culture in Africa. Resources for cultural practitioners.
http://www.mobilityhubafrica.org/

PRO HELVETICA
Offfers Studio Residencies (3 months) and Research Residencies (4 weeks) in an Arab country, India, China, Southern Africa or, conversely in Switzerland. Artists are given a chance to gain a broad insight into a different cultural environments. Pro Helvetia covers travel costs, insurance and per diem expenses.
http://www.prohelvetia.ch/Home.20.0.html?&L=4

THAMI MNYELE FOUNDATION
Promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands
http://www.thami-mnyele.nl/

THE UNESCO-ASCHBERG BURSARIES FOR ARTISTS
Offers residencies to young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide. UNESCO-Aschberg advocates and promotes creativity, highlights cultural exchanges and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures.
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/creativity/aschberg-bursaries-for-artists

FEMRITE
The Uganda Women Writer’s Association offers writing residencies for African women based in the continent. Publishing, workshops, skills training for writers.
http://www.femriteug.org/

PRIZES
WASAFIRI
A literary magazine at the forefront of mapping new landscapes in contemporary international literature today. Awards the Wasafiri New Writing Prize annually.
http://www.wasafiri.org/

THE WOLE SOYINKA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE IN AFRICA
Established by The Lumina Foundation in 2005. ht Honours excellence in writing, encourages scholarship and makes books accessible by subsidizing the publication of highly judged books.
http://luminafoundationsoyinkaprize.com/prize.html

NOMA AWARD
An award that honours African writers over the age of 30. It is awarded annually to an African writer, for a book published by an autonomous African publisher on the continent.
http://www.nomaaward.org/

THE GOLDEN BAOBAB PRIZE
Annual international literary award established to encourage the writing of African literature for a youth audience.
http://www.goldenbaobab.org/

BABISHAI NIWE FOUNDATION
Founded by Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva. The Babishai Niwe Poetry Award is given annually to an outstanding poet. The foundation promotes literacy, facilitates knowledge sharing, networking and artistic exchange.
http://www.bnpoetryaward.co.ug/index.php/25-home-page/26-babishai

THE CAINE PRIZE FOR AFRICAN WRITING
Annual award in memory of the late Sir Michael Caine. Recognises brilliance in contemporary African story telling.
http://www.caineprize.com/index.php

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