Applications Open for MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Young African Artists!

Deadline: 15 November 2017

The MasterCard Foundation is seeking applications for its program entitled “Young African Artists” for reproduction in print and digital publications that will communicate the dynamism and diversity of African youth. The Foundation is inviting young visual artists (ages 18–35) who live or do most of their work in Africa.

The MasterCard Foundation is an independent, private foundation headquartered in Canada. The Foundation’s work, which focuses on Africa, aims to spur prosperity by promoting education and the inclusion of people in financial systems.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Foundation encourages the submission of a wide range of visual art of different types suitable for reproduction. Its intention is to license selected works for reproduction as photographs in print and digital media. To be selected, the artwork must render well when photographed. The Foundation will arrange for chosen artwork to be professionally photographed if needed.
  • The Foundation encourage submissions from both emerging and established young artists from diverse backgrounds. Artists wishing to participate should send their submissions no later than 15 November 2017.
  • The submissions should include:
    • The artist’s name, age, gender, country of origin, current home, language of submission
    • A biography of not more than 500 words
    • Clear, accurate photographs of each work, submitted as presentation-quality jpeg files (minimum 1000 pixels x 1000 pixels)
    • The creation date of each work submitted, along with dimensions and materials
    • One artist’s statement of not more than 500 words explaining the relation between the work(s) submitted and the submission question
    • Submission text supplied in any language in which the artist feels comfortable

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, visit Young African Artists.

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