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Last updated: May 6, 2022

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Storytelling through Augmented Reality GrantsStorytelling through Augmented Reality Grants applications are now open for young Creative Artists and Technologists. Are you an interdisciplinary artist who has an interest in civic journalism, digital advocacy, internet democracy and social justice? Are you based in Nairobi, Kampala or Dar es Salaam and want to add Augmented Reality (AR) to your current creative practice? Then apply now for an opportunity to earn a grant to support your work.

Workshop Description

Electric South, BlackRhino VR, Ona Stories and The Ford Foundation invite artists and technologists who are exploring issues around civic or social issues and digital storytelling to apply for the “Storytelling through Augmented Reality Workshops”.
The “Storytelling through AR Workshops” will take place over the course of two days in three cities across East Africa.
In each city, ten to fifteen interdisciplinary artists will engage in discussions and exercises, familiarising themselves with some key AR tools in order to think creatively about how AR can serve their artistic practice. All meals during the workshop will be provided by the organisers.

Award Benefits

$10 000 (USD) in micro-grants will be awarded to artists to develop their creative projects. Artists will retain ownership of all work developed at the workshop and/or with grant funds.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Citizens or permanent residents of Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania
  • Currently living in the city where the workshops take place (Nairobi, Kampala or Dar es Salaam)
  • Accomplished in an artistic field.  Any creative discipline is welcome
  • Experience in a creative technology field is preferred but not required

Application Procedure

All interested applicants are to fill and submit an online form before they can be considered.

The last day to submit an application is Tuesday, May 17, 2022. All successful applicants will be notified by Friday, May 27, 2022.
The workshop will run in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9, 2022
The workshop will run in Kampala, Uganda on Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
The workshop will run in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18, 2022.

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