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Are you an emerging artist or storyteller on the pulse of entrepreneurship in Africa? Apply for the Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund
The Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund calls for application from emerging artists, journalists and content creators including bloggers and podcasters whose work offers a more contemporary and authentic narrative of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in Africa.
The Fund will award grants worth between $500 and $2000 to each selected participant.
Names after patron, African business leader and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, the project is jointly funded by Heirs Insurance and Heirs Life Assurance.
This program supports the development of nuanced and contemporary stories that shift stereotypical and harmful narratives within and about Africa.
Through research, grant-making and advocacy they aim to build the field of narrative change-makers by supporting storytellers, investing in media platforms and driving disruption campaigns.
Eligibility criteria for the The Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund
Applicants must be aged between 18 and 35 years and living on the continent or in the Diaspora.
They must have a platform or portfolio of work that shifts stereotypical narratives about youth and entrepreneurship in Africa.
The Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund is awarded to content creators in two categories: Media and Arts.
Media includes Bloggers, Bloggers and Journalists. Examples of projects: A series of published articles identifying innovative tech entrepreneurs, a vlog that showcases entrepreneurs in underrepresented areas, a blog that shines the light on new African innovation.
Arts grants will be made to photographers, filmmakers, sketch artists, painters, and digital artists. Examples of projects: A lighthearted, comedic short film telling the story of an 11-year-old budding entrepreneur, a photography series of Africa’s Top entrepreneurs etc.
- August 30, 2022: Applications Open
- October 29, 2022: Application Deadline
- November 5, 2022: Shortlisted Candidates: Informed
- November 19, 2022: Successful Applicant Announcement
Application Deadline: October 29, 2022
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