Prize : Creative Industries Fund-NL- Building Beyond(€10.000)
Building Beyond is an invitation to imagine what the future could be. In this call, we invite you to define the future of public space, community and functionality on a growing continent by activating the imagined possibilities of your localised contextualities.
Across the world, urban centres and youth populations are growing rapidly, but nowhere more so than on the African continent. With increased levels of population, polarising societies, anthropogenic climate change, and rising levels of inequality; we urgently need new perspectives and sustainable solutions for how we live and what the future could behold. We need radical ideas grounded in community and care. Ideas of hope that dream new realities into being.
At the Prince Claus Fund and the Creative Industries Fund-NL, we believe in making space for new generations of creatives who actively challenge dominant power structures and put forward new methods for engaging with communities. We believe in making space for unique perspectives on the world and in amplifying the exciting future-proof solutions you have for your communities. Our viewpoint is that these critical design practices and creatively driven solutions could catalyse new forms of activism, stimulate change, reaffirm agency and strengthen ownership.
This belief is at the core of Building Beyond, a new mentorship programme for individuals from Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Tunisia, Chad, South Africa, and South-Sudan.
The 4 mentors will guide you throughout the programme, which consists of two Labs (week-long mentoring intensives, one in person and one online), monthly online masterclasses, peer-group sessions and a visitor’s programme in the Netherlands where there will be opportunities for exchange and to build your network with the Dutch field. Each participant receives an award of €10.000 to work on the concept for a body of work that is outlined in their application.
This call is open to individuals from Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Tunisia, Chad, South Africa, and South-Sudan.