Posts filed under ‘Opportunities’

Opportunity: Applications Open to Participate in the Copyright X Programme, Until Jan. 12 2021.

Dates: Until January 12, 2021

The training is offered by the GoDown Arts Centre in partnership with BKC Harvard – Harvard University.

For more information and to apply, visit;

January 5, 2021 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

Opportunity for Musicians: Fair Play Live – Call for Anti-Corruption Music Videos

Apply here
Application Deadline: September 1, 2020

The Fair Play Competition is about original songs by young bands (18-35 years) on the on the theme of anti-corruption, integrity and fighting for social justice.

Bands are invited to submit their anti-corruption music videos online and the best two band(s) will be flown to Busan, South Korea to perform and participate in the International Anti-corruption Conference (IACC) that takes place in a different country every 2 years.

August 20, 2020 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

Cover Song Contest: Swahili Girl by Gilad Millo by Aug. 31 2020

Deadline: August 31, 2020

August 15, 2020 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

Sauti za Busara Music Festival: Call for Artists 2021 – Scheduled for Feb. 11-14, 2021

Date: By July 31, 2020
Find details of the call, here.

July 16, 2020 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition: Call for Artistic Expressions by Feb. 21 2020 @ GoDown Arts Centre

February 9, 2020 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity: The Short Story Day Africa Prize, Submissions by Oct. 31 2019

Submission by: October 31, 2019

First prize: $800 | Second prize: $200 | Third prize: $100 – #SSDA2019.

In 2019, Short Story Day Africa is seeking short fiction exploring disruption, especially but not limited to climate and environ[mental] disruption.

Download SSDA 2019 Theme Release (pdf).

June 13, 2019 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Go Global Africa 2019: Unique Opportunity for Kenyan Start Ups to Join the International Tech Hub Network, by Jan. 30 2019

Opportunity for your startup to collaborate with the UK, build networks and learn how to scale up –

Application dates & deadlines
To apply, please read the guidance, and submit your one minute video pitch in this form by 30 January 2019.

Application deadline: 30 January 2019 (12 pm)

Judging panels: 7 – 14 February 2019

Travel dates to the UK: 23 March – 4 April 2019

For more information, call Enos on 0710 193 315 and/or visit the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – blog

January 23, 2019 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity: Call for Performing Artists for Kenya Skills Show 2019 (by Creatives Garage), by Jan. 31 2019

Deadline: January 31, 2019
Enquiries: curator-at-creativesgarage-dot-org

January 23, 2019 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

Story Development Workshop Sessions: The Primary Colours of a Story, Jan. 25, 26 & 28 2019 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium & Heron Portico Hotel Nairobi

Dates: January 25, 26 & 28, 2019
Venue(s): Goethe Institut Auditorium and Heron Portico Nairobi
Time: These are story development workshop sessions of 1.5 hours, each
Entry: Free of charge upon prior registration*

* Register here: WORKSHOP(at)ONEFINEDAYFILMS(dot)ORG; you can pick and choose which sessions you want to attend.


Great news for all filmmakers, film enthusiasts and all those interested in developing stories for all formats (stage, screen, literature, web).

The Goethe-Institut Nairobi has collaborated with One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films to bring you a one of a kind opportunity.

Facilitated by David Baboulene, a published author of six books including; The Story Book (2010) and the upcoming Primary Colours of Story (2019), scriptwriter, professional story consultant and a Ph.D. scholar of story theory whose research is changing the way contemporary media industries create and evaluate stories.

What is a story? Why do stories exist? How do stories work?
Using clips and examples from classics such as Breaking Bad and Back to the Future, David Baboulene explains the key elements that give stories their power and which give you a toolkit for managing that power. Character growth, moral argument, knowledge gaps and subtext, the story world, conflict and key questions are all made plain, followed by an opportunity for Q&A with the story consultant

The sessions will be held in 4 parts as described below:


Session 1 – The mind and stories
Why do stories exist? How do they work? What even IS a story?!
How story evolved from language and the functions of mind.
How the mind works with narrative, both in real-life experiences and in story.
Here they are! The Primary Colours of Story.

Session 2 – Subtext and knowledge gaps
The critical and defining role of subtext and knowledge gaps.
Privilege and revelation
Classical forms – Hollywood formula and Aristotle
Examples of classical and anti-structure stories.

Session 3 – Characters, conflict and antagonism
The five critical components of character
Conflict and antagonism – get in touch with your dark side…
Motivation, character growth and the moral argument.

Session 4 – Storification – finding the ultimate power in a story
Fiction, lies, deceit… and truth
Writing backwards – which ending is the ending?
Whose story is it?

Case study
The story management and development process

25th & 28th Goethe-Institut Auditorium
26th Heron Portico Hotel

This is the first part of a series of lectures and workshops we are conducting this year together with One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films who are venturing into TV / web series.

January 21, 2019 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

Call for Artistic Expression: Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition & Competition, by Feb. 22 2019 @ GoDown Arts Centre

Dates: by February 22, 2019

January 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity: Call for Applications for CopyrightX 2019 with The GoDown Arts Centre – By Jan. 18 2019

Share personal profile and expression of interest to Cathy Mujomba on e-mail:
By January 18, 2019

January 4, 2019 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity for Musicians: OneBeat 2019 – Applications Open, Until Dec. 21 2018

Application Deadlines: November 19 – December 21, 2018 (5PM EST)
Note: Applicants will be notified by the end of March 2019

Applicants must be between 19 and 35 year old during the program dates.

Eligible Countries & Territories
Albania, Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China,Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

Find more information on their website

December 13, 2018 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

Auditions: for ‘Girl Touch Your Waist,’ by The Theatre Company, Sept 12 & 13 2018 @ Karen Village

Dates: September 12-13, 2018
Venue: Karen Village
Time: 10 am – 1 pm

September 7, 2018 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Opportunity: Model Casting Call: Few Next Face Africa 2018, Jul. 28 2018 @ Fairmont, the Norfolk

Date: July 28, 2018
Venue: Fairmont, the Norfolk Hotel – Nairobi
Time: 8 am

Few Model Management the hottest name and fastest growing model management have launched Few Next Face Africa 2018 #BeFew. A model search scouting for talents across Africa.

Kenya is the next stop after their auditions in Ethiopia on July 24, which will be spearheaded by Kenya’s Mochez Models a casting and modeling agency, auditions will take place at the Fairmont The Norfolk, Nairobi on July 28. Thereafter the search will head to Lagos, Nigeria on August 2, where selected models will join other selected contestants from the three countries (Kenya, Ethiopia and Nigeria).

Models will be trained for five days at a boot camp leading up to the grand finale where the winner will be awarded Sh 200,000. Three years Modeling Contract each with Few Models and IMG Models Worldwide (Paris, Milan, London, New York, Australia).

The winner will also get to walk on the runway alongside IMG top models Ajak Deng, Lexi Boling, Hanne Gaby Odiele and Bella Hadid.

July 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Workshop: The Photographer in the Club with Fredrick Ochieng, Jun. 14-19 2018 @ The Nrb Bus – Westlands

Dates: from 14th until 19th June 2018 (with Saturday and Sunday break.)
Venue: The Nrb Bus, General Mathenge Lane, Westlands, Nairobi – night assignment at The Alchemist Bar

The workshop supports photographers who are looking to develop their skills in covering night events and is geared for Non professional photographers (basic photography knowledge).

Fredrick Ochieng Bio
Fredrick Ochieng started photography when he was only 9 years old. His photography focuses on events, still life, sport and nature. In 2010, he won the Best Photographer Award at the International Human Rights Festival “What Kids Can Do International photography”. Since 2014, he has been active in media development by doing lectures in photography in different Universities, Colleges and Community Media Centres in Kenya. He spent more than four years as an event photographer and spent two years at The Alchemist Bar as the official photographer. Currently he is the DOP of Cultural Video Production and The Nrb Bus.
Also, he is the co-founder of SEMA Youth Festival; an event that involves participatory workshops in video-making, to enable young filmmakers in the region to learn, create and connect.

The workshop is offered free of charge, and only 10 participants will be selected.

Apply by sending your CV and portfolio to

June 9, 2018 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Opportunity for Musicians: Call for Artists – Applications for the 2019 Sauti za Busara Music Festival Open, Until July 31 2018

Application for the Continental Music Festival on Until: July 31, 2018

Find application criteria and accompanying details, here

April 13, 2018 at 8:48 am Leave a comment

Call for Auditions: Safaricom Youth Orchestra (10-17 Yrs), by Mar. 9 2018 for Mar. 17 2018 @ Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way

Dates: Made an application by filling in an application form by March 9, 2018

Auditions: March 17, 2018
Venue: Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way

The Safaricom Youth Orchestra invites new applications from young musicians aged between 10 to 17yrs playing the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba & Percussion. The preferred candidates must demonstrate commitment to individual practice and ensemble music.

All candidates must fill in an application form prior to their audition. The closing date for receipt of filled applications is Friday 9th March 2018.

The auditions will take place at the Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way on 17th and 18th March 2018, starting from 9:00am. You will be contacted prior to the audition with your audition time.

If you require an application form please let us know by responding to

March 6, 2018 at 5:36 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity (for Musicians): One Beat 2018 (International Music Residency and Exchange), Until Feb. 9 2018

OneBeat, an international music residency and exchange sponsored by the U.S. State Department, is now accepting applications.

They are currently looking for talented musicians (ages 19-35) from Madagascar and 44 other countries (Kenya, included) to apply to their 2018 program!

Application Dates: Jan. 8 – Feb. 9, 2018

About OneBeat
Now in its seventh year, OneBeat brings musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. for one month each fall to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. OneBeat begins with an opening residency, when Fellows collaborate to create original material, record new musical ideas, and incubate their projects. OneBeat fellows then go on tour, performing for a wide array of American audiences, collaborating with local musicians, and leading workshops with youth.

During the month, each OneBeat musician also sets out their plans for the future, developing projects in their home countries linked to a mutually-reinforcing network of music-driven social enterprises.

OneBeat is a musical journey like no other. It is a chance for adventurous musicians from an incredible diversity of traditions to seek common ground, create new musical combinations, push the boundaries of music technology, and find ways to involve all members of society in the process of musical creativity.

OneBeat endeavors to be the nexus of a new way of thinking about how music can help us collectively build healthy communities, prosperous societies, and a more peaceful world. An initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy.

For more information and to apply, visit

January 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm Leave a comment

Call for Submissions: Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition – Manjano 2018, Until Mar. 9 2018 @ GoDown Arts Centre

Submission Dates: March 9, 2018
Submission Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre

The submitted work should aim to present creative expression that explores the human interests, aspect of the city of Nairobi – Nairobians in their diverse settings, neighborhoods and lifestyles, at work, at play, etc.

January 30, 2018 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity: Auditions – for Upcoming Productions (Caucasian Chalk Circle & Sarafina), Jan. 13 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre

Date: January 13, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: from 11 am

We have auditions scheduled for this coming Saturday for our upcoming productions of CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE and SARAFINA at Kenya National Theatre.

January 10, 2018 at 4:50 pm 17 comments

Opportunity: Call for New Writing & Art: Huza Press (RW) in collaboration with Kwani Trust (KE) No Bindings (UK). By Jan. 15 2018

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Word length: 1000-4000 words
Open to all Rwandans residing in or outside Rwanda
Written submissions should be in English, French or Kinyarwanda
Each writer may submit up to a maximum of 5 pieces please send submissions by email
Attach writing as a word doc (format 2.0 spacing & 12pt, times new roman)
Include a short biographical note, no more than 100 words, and your contact details
Send submissions to
Successful writers will be notified by 15 Feb 2018 & receive a fee of £500

Find more information, here.

January 5, 2018 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

Opportunity: to Study Copyright (CopyrightX Course affiliated with Harvard Law School) with the GoDown, Call is Open – Until Jan. 9 2018, CoB

Date: Until January 9, 2018

December 28, 2017 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity: DJ Workshop & Concert, Aug. 28-30 2017 @ Alliance Française

Dates: August 28-30, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française

Are you an aspiring DJ or have basic knowledge in DJ-ing?
A chance to participate in a music production and DJ-ing workshop with DJ B-Brave and music producer Michael Dela Gafatchi.

Send your motivation letter to
Limited to 10 participants.

August 25, 2017 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Call for Artistic Expressions: Painting, Sculpture & Mixed Media – for the Annual Manjano Exhibition, by Feb. 17 2017 @ GoDown Arts

Deadline for submission: February 17, 2017

January 10, 2017 at 3:43 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity for Established Designers for Swahili Fashion Week 2016, by Sept. 22 2016 @ Swahili Fashion Week

Application Deadline – Sept. 22, 2016

Find more information on this URL

September 15, 2016 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

Open Call: New Arts New Audiences Grant Scheme, by Jul. 31 2016 @ British Council East Africa

An annual open call for cultural partners across East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia , Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda) and the UK to create new art to showcase to new audiences in the UK and East Africa.

The British Council’s East Africa invites submission of expression of interest to this programme, new Art new Audiences

nAnA Details
There is no theme for nAnA, the ONLY objective is to produce new art which connects to new audiences.
– Minimum one UK and two East African countries to be involved in the project
– Project administered by one East African or UK partner
– Target audience for nAnA is 18-35 year olds
– Project can be match funded
– Minimum and maximum grant allocation is £2,000 – £20,000
– 3-5 year projects will be selected for nAnA 2016/17

Deadline for one page submission of interest is July 31, 2016

The East Africa Arts programme works across Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and the UK. This month we are welcoming applications for the new Arts new Audiences grant scheme that facilitates the creation of new collaborative work across art forms in East Africa and the UK. This grant will support between three and five projects for 2016–17. Grant requests can be minimum £2,000 and maximum £20,000

For further info see:

July 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Competition: Photo Contest for Kenyan Photographers, by Jul. 31 2016 @ Photo Kenya Masterpieces

Deadline for submission of entries: July 31, 2016

Photo Kenya Masterpieces seek to recognize outstanding and creative photography work among photographers in Kenya.

The award concentrates more on creative genres in photography namely Architecture and Interiors, Wildlife and Conservation, Commercial/Advertising, Landscape/Environmental, Weddings, Street Photography, Fashion Photography, Travel and Phone Photography.

1st July 2016 – Opening of entry submissions
20th July – Unveiling of Judges
31st July – Closing of entries
1st -7th August – Judging
12th August – Announcement of Finalists
19th August – Award Cocktail

Find more information at

July 11, 2016 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

Funding for Creatives: Applications for HEVA’s March Investment Cycle now Open, Until Feb. 29 2016

HEVA 2nd Cycle Applications
Dates: Until February 29, 2016

We are very excited to announce that the applications process for the March 2016 investment cycle is officially open!

In this investment cycle, we are looking forward to reviewing requests from dynamic startups in fashion, crafts, commercial photography and interior design.

Creative ventures looking to establish their brand, increase their production capacities, create new retail points, improve their products characteristics, or enter new markets, can now access tailored debt facility of KES 100,000 to KES 1,000,000 alongside business support.

Find out if you’re eligible and apply at

Important dates to keep in mind are:

February 29th – Deadline for online submission of applications
March 22nd – The selection committee will get in touch with all applicants.
April 31st – Successful candidates will be notified and the investment cycle launched.

If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to call our Program Coordinator on 020-4400-870 or at

February 11, 2016 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Manjano Exhibition: Call for Artistic Expressions – Painting, Sculpture & Mixed Media, by Feb. 19 2016 @ GoDown Arts Centre

Dates: By February 19, 2016

January 18, 2016 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

Opportunity to Enrich your Knowledge & Understanding of Copyright: CopyRightx Course Offered by the GoDown Arts Centre

Deadline: January 7, 2016

January 5, 2016 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

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