Africa No Filter Kekere Storytellers Grants 2023 Application Form

Last Updated on June 16, 2023

Africa No Filter Kekere Storytellers Grants

Are you a content creator, wordsmith, performance artist, visual artist, or journalist whose work tells African stories beyond stereotypes of poverty, conflict, disease, poor leadership, and corruption? Apply for the Africa No Filter Kekere Storytellers Fund 2023.

Africa No Filter’s Kekere Storytellers Fund pays micro-grants to emerging storytellers who are already creating and publishing unique and compelling content that offers fresh and alternative perspectives of Africa, to show a continent that’s innovative, evolving, and creative.

The Kekere Storytellers Fund is Africa No Filter’s way of ensuring that funding — which is limited and rarely accessed by up-and-coming storytellers — reaches artists, journalists, and content creators who share their passion for telling better stories about Africa and telling stories about Africa better.


  • The amount is between $500 – $2000.


You must:

  • Be an African based anywhere in Africa or the Diaspora.
  • Be under 35 years.
  • Be able to express yourself in English or French.
  • Have a track record of producing ground-breaking work that challenges stereotypical narratives about your community, country, or the continent.
  • Have at least two years of related work experience.
  • Have a minimum of 5000 followers across Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Fall in at least one of the following categories:
    • Media/Content creator: Journalist, Blogger, Vlogger, Podcaster, Fiction & Non-Fiction Writer, Photographer
    • Artist: Poet, Musician, Spoken Word Poet, Dancer, Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator, Animator.

They will not consider:

  • Applications by filmmakers.
  • Storytellers who do not have evidence of producing work that shifts stereotypical narratives about Africa.
  • Funding to buy equipment (cameras, laptops, etc).
  • Funding to host/attend an event (workshops, festivals, conferences, etc).


Applications are open until the end of the year, or until they have selected 20 storytellers for the fund. Note that applications can only be submitted in either English or French.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Kekere Storytellers Fund.

Deadline: Rolling Basis

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