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Fully Funded British Council ColabNowNow 2019

Fully Funded British Council ColabNowNow 2019

Fully Funded
Country: Mozambique
City: Maputo
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Applications are open for ColabNowNow 2019. The British Council invites young digital creatives to take part in the third edition of ColabNowNow. Further,  in partnership with Maputo Fast Forward and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festivals.

ColabNowNow will select 11 digital artists from Africa and the UK to develop cutting edge digital artworks. Further,  through collaborative artmaking and storytelling. Applicants will apply with projects which will then be developed with artistic and technical facilitators. Together they will create a collaborative exhibition to be launched on 11 October 2019 at the opening of the Maputo Fast Forward festival.

Moreover, ColabNowNow has been by the British Council as a space for the leading minds in digital art in Africa and the UK to connect, collaborate and also,  learn from each other in a safe, supportive and enabling environment. Do you think you have what it takes?


  • Creatives will receive artistic and technical support from two facilitators, who will work with the creatives to develop complex collaborative works in both their conceptual and technical forms
  • All travel, accommodation, meals and VISA costs are by the British Council
  • Also, a  technical and installation budget is available for the collective use of the ColabNowNow team


  • Open to artists and storytellers working in digital media who are of age 18-35
  • You must live in and have a valid passport from one of the eligible countries
  • You must be available to travel to Johannesburg 3-8 September and Maputo 2-12 October – including travel time before and after said dates.
  • Full attendance
  • Previous selected ColabNowNow creatives are not eligible to apply.

Selection Process

  • Applications for ColabNowNow go through a strict and anonymous blind-jury process where gender. Also, country balance is into the shortlisting process. Applicants will be solely on their artistic proposals and their ability to work collaboratively with others in order to develop new work from their proposal.
  • The jury will be up to of representatives from Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, Maputo Fast Forward, British Council (UK, EastAfricaArts, SouthernAfricaArts, WestAfricaArts), and the artistic and technical facilitators.


Type of Opportunity Conferences Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline24 July,2019
City Maputo
Open to UK and African Nationalities
OrganizerBritish Council



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