What we do

These are the four strategic pillars that guide our work:

1. Research

Our thematic research unpacks the impact of narrative to make the work we do evidence-based, salient and relevant to the African conversations. Our reports are produced in partnership with academics, researchers, and research institutions.

2. Grantmaking
Our grantmaking supports storytellers, as well as arts, culture and media organisations around Africa and the Diaspora that are already working to shift stereotypical narratives of Africa. To date, we have launched more than 10 call outs, two emerging artists fellows programs and one academic fellows program.

3. Community Building

We use our convening power, partnerships, and platforms to support storytellers with the skills and resources to boost the business of their creativity. We do this by connecting them to markets, amplifying their work, networking, and capacity building through the Africa No Filter Academy.

4. Advocacy
We are keen to position ourselves as an African narrative watchdog - a central source for tracking, recording, sharing learnings and data around examples of harmful narratives on the continent and attempts to disrupt it.


Our reports identify key trends and insights on matters of African narrative and compile them into short, easy to read reports.

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Narrative Community Building

There are already individuals and organisations working hard to shift the harmful narratives about the continent. We want to empower them.

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Whoever holds the pen writes the story. We want the pen to be held by Africans storytellers.

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