Prince Claus Fund / Creative Industries Fund NL: Building Beyond Mentorship 2025 for Artists in Africa

The Prince Claus Fund and the Creative Industries Fund NL are calling for applications from mid-career artists, designers, or creatives for their Building Beyond Mentorship, to be held online and in person throughout 2025.

Cities play a foundational role in the cultivation of identities that define the human experience. As urban challenges intensify worldwide, the urgency for innovative solutions is particularly pronounced across the African continent. The mentorship is an opportunity to shape the future of public spaces and communities within African city.

The programme brings together 12 experienced creatives working across diverse mediums, approaches, and interpretations of the mentorship’s overarching theme. Building Beyond consists of various online interactive formats, such as peer group sessions, and guest speaker sessions. The group will also meet in person twice within the programme year in the form of ‘Lab Weeks’ (six-day intensive mentoring gatherings) – one in the African continent, and one in the Netherlands. The programme carries two group projects for the cohort, namely: a public-facing event opportunity, and a collective publication.

This call is open to individual, experienced artists and cultural practitioners who live and work in the eligible countries of Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Tunisia, Chad, South Africa, or South-Sudan.

Applicants can be artists, cultural practitioners, or creatives whose individual practice relates to architecture, design, spatial practice, public space, and urban communities with ±7-15 years of relevant professional experience.

Each participant receives an award of 10,000 EUR and guidance from mentors to work on the concept for a body of work that is outlined in their application.

Deadline: 14 May 2024

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