call for writers, visual artists for AU20 residency programme launched

The African Union (AU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have 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.     

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

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

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