British Council ColabNowNow 2019. As a matter of fact, British Council is now accepting applications from young digital creatives in Africa and UK for the 2019 ColabNowNow. The dealdine for submission of applications fro the British Council ColabNowNow is 24th July, 2019.
The British Council invites young digital creatives to take part in the third edition of ColabNowNow in partnership with Maputo Fast Forward and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festivals.
ColabNowNow will select 11 digital artists from Africa and the UK to develop cutting edge digital artworks through collaborative artmaking and storytelling. Applicants will apply with proposed projects which will then be developed with artistic and technical facilitators. Together they will create a collaborative exhibition to be launched on 11 October 2019 at the opening of the Maputo Fast Forward festival.
ColabNowNow has been developed by the British Council as a space for the leading minds in digital art in Africa and the UK to connect, collaborate and learn from each other in a safe, supportive and enabling environment. Do you think you have what it takes?
British Council ColabNowNow Details.
Selected creatives will meet in Johannesburg at the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival (3-8 September) where they will share their creative work with each other and the public through workshops and presentations. These days will set the groundwork for the collaborative work over the next month, where an artistic and a technical facilitator will engage with the creatives online to develop the work from 9 – 31 September. (Facilitators have been selected from a closed call including ColabNowNow creatives from 2017 and 2018).
British Council ColabNowNow Eligibility.
First of all, Open to artists and storytellers working in digital media who are aged 18-35
Also, You must live in and have a valid passport from one of the eligible countries
Also,You must be available to travel to Johannesburg 3-8 September, and Maputo 2-12 October – including travel time before and after said dates. Full attendance is required
Previous selected ColabNowNow creatives are not eligible to apply.
East Africa: Ethiopia | Kenya | Rwanda | South Sudan | Sudan | Tanzania | Uganda
West Africa: Ghana | Nigeria | Senegal | Sierra Leone
Southern Africa: Botswana | Malawi | Mauritius | Mozambique | Namibia | South Africa | Zambia | Zimbabwe
North Africa: Algeria | Egypt | Morocco | Tunisia
United Kingdom: England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales
British Council ColabNowNow Benefits.
First of all, Creatives will receive artistic and technical support from two facilitators, who will work with the creatives to develop complex collaborative works in both their conceptual and technical forms
Also, All travel, accommodation, meals and VISA costs are covered by the British Council
Also, Artists will be paid a fee of 500 GBP for their participation
Finally, A technical and installation budget is available for the collective use of the ColabNowNow team