Are you an African podcaster, blogger, TikToker, or vlogger passionate about telling stories of climate change in Africa beyond news that focuses on disasters and climate crisis?
Africa No Filter, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, is looking for storytellers in Africa and the Diaspora to create exciting content that shows a continent that’s taking action against climate change.
The content should be original, and across a diverse range of topics. Either of the formats below would suffice:
- Conversations with climate activists.
- Communities turning the tide against climate change.
- Profiles of entrepreneurs and innovators in the climate space.
- Original content not depicting Africa as a broken and dependent content or showing Africans as lacking agency.
Content creators will receive grants worth up to $5000 to produce new content, as well as networking opportunities and support to amplify their content. All content shall be delivered in English, Arabic or French.
- Open to African content creators based anywhere in Africa and the Diaspora.
- Content creators must be aged over 18 years, with a track record of producing climate content.
- Content creators must have more than two years’ experience producing podcasts, blogs, vlogs, and social media content about climate action in Africa.
- Content creators must have a combined audience of at least 5,000 followers on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
- Content creators must not be represented by an agent or apply representing an organization.
- Content creators can be individuals or a maximum of three hosts.
- Content creators must have demonstrable passion for telling African climate stories beyond the usual stereotypes of poverty, disease, conflict, poor leadership, and corruption.
Submit an online application on Africa No Filter’s website. Include a short write-up about how your idea tells a climate story beyond stereotypes, and links to your social media pages, as well as your blog/vlog/Tiktok page.
Screening of submissions – We shall review applications on a rolling basis. Kindly note that incomplete applications shall not be considered.
Closing date & time:
11:59 PM SAST
Frequently Asked Questions
African content creators who have active vlogs, blogs, TikTok or podcasts. They must also have a combined audience of 5,000 followers across TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
The grant is open to all African content creators based anywhere on the continent or the Diaspora, as long as they are aged over 18 and already producing climate action content that goes beyond stereotypes of disease, poverty, poor leadership, corruption and conflict.
You only need to submit an online application via our web platform.
ANF welcomes all sorts of content including Vlogs, TikTok videos, Blogs and Podcasts, as long as it speaks to climate change with strong storylines that present alternative perspectives about climate action in Africa. The content can be conversations with climate activities, communities that are turning the tide against climate change, or profiles entrepreneurs and innovators who are turning climate crisis into opportunities — any topic, as long as it’s original and doesn’t depict Africa as a broken and dependent continent or show Africans as lacking agency.
The content can be submitted in English, Arabic or French.
Yes, you can. We are looking for content creators who are not represented by agent or representing an organization.
Yes, you are eligible to apply, as long as there aren’t more than three hosts.
Yes, if you have two years of experience in content creation on climate action, aged above 18, have the required social media following and have a compelling idea that offers a fresh perspective on climate action in Africa.
After you’ve submitted your registration form, you will receive a confirmation email. However, due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will get further communication from Africa No Filter. Consider your application unsuccessful if you have not heard back from us by 1 July 2023.
We believe that harmful narratives are shifted by changing the underlying stories that fuel them, and so, we support African storytellers to tell stories better and tell better stories. To tell stories better is to adopt nuanced, ethical, and balanced storytelling about Africa. To tell better stories is to contribute to the emergence of new kinds of stories that create new pathways and feed multiple narratives about Africa. This is Better Representation at Africa No Filter.