24 July 2019.


Mozambique, South Africa.

(Paid opportunity)


British council – ColabNowNow 2019.

The British Council invites young digital creatives to take part in the third edition of ColabNowNow in partnership with Maputo Fast Forward and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festivals.

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ColabNowNow has been developed by the British Council as a space for the leading minds in digital art in Africa and the UK to connect, collaborate and learn from each other in a safe, supportive and enabling environment.

ColabNowNow will select 11 digital artists from Africa and the UK to develop cutting edge digital artworks through collaborative art making and storytelling. Applicants will apply with proposed 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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Art.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • 26 July – Shortlisted artists notified.
  • 31 July – Selected artists notified.
  • 3-8 September – Fak’ugesi Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 9-31 September – Online collaboration and development.
  • 2-12 October – Maputo Fast Forward, Maputo, Mozambique.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applications are open to artists and storytellers working in digital media who are aged 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 is required.)
  • Previous selected ColabNowNow creatives are not eligible to apply.
  • ALL artists applying for the ColabNowNow residency are required to confirm that they have the following:                                                      1. That you are available to travel to: Johannesburg, South Africa from 4-8 September 2019 and Maputo, Mozambique from 1-10 October 2019 with travel dates on either side depending on where you are coming from.2. That you are permitted to travel to and enter South Africa and Mozambique (VISA’s will be reimbursed for by the British Council).

    3. A passport valid for at least 6 months with at least two blank pages for a visa and entry stamps. Failure to submit at shortlisting stage (26 July 2019) will result in immediate disqualification.

    4. A valid bank account in your country of residence and proof of residence, reflecting a physical address.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • All travel, accommodation, meals and VISA costs are covered by the British Council.

  • Artists will be paid a fee of 500 GBP for their participation.

  • A technical and installation budget is available for the collective use of the ColabNowNow team.

How to Apply

First Step: Start your online application by entering some personal information.

Second Step: Write some short essays in order to answer the remaining questions. (Bio, Motivation AND Collaboration and Short Project Description).

Third Step: Upload your photo, your project proposal images. (1-3 images related to your project proposal) and existing work (2-5 images, images that show your best work related to digital artistry or storytelling). You will also be asked about your website(s) link(s).

Fourth Step: Send your application and good luck!

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mariam Mohamed Kamal / Egypt

Reviewed by “ Belkis Ghedir / Tunisia
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MARJ3 Scholarships team