Call for Applications: Annual AMLA Fellowship (Deadline: 5th June)

Annual AMLA Fellowship

15 August – 30 November 2018

Have you recently set up or are you thinking of setting up a new platform that promotes African literature? Are you employed in a recently established literary and cultural initiative? Would you like to join a network of like-minded literary activists and arts managers?

This four-month fellowship is designed to support you to build your idea from the form in which it is right now, to an implementable stage.

The fellowship is divided into two major parts namely:

  • A three day in-person workshop in Kampala, Uganda (August 15 – 17, 2018) and
  • Three months online mentoring with established arts managers and literary activists.

AMLA Fellowship, 2018

At the successful completion of the fellowship, fellows receive a certificate of completion and join the Arts Managers and Literary Activists (AMLA) network, a community of founders and members of Africa-centered literary and cultural initiatives.

Managed jointly by Africa in Dialogue and the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE), with the support of the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter, the annual AMLA workshop has attracted over 50 arts managers and literary activists in two years from over 15 African countries. The third edition will focus on each fellow’s idea, following globally tested toolkits for managing a project, using social media to maximise impact, and fundraising to sustain it.

Ahead of the workshop and over the three months of the mentoring, fellows shall be assigned media analyses and critical reading relevant to their proposed initiative / project. During the workshop, the fellows will interact with established literary activists and arts managers in majorly informal, but also formal settings. The workshop and mentoring will be run in English, but we very much encourage applicants working in other languages and want to facilitate translation and exchange across languages through the workshop.

Successful applicants shall be obliged to attend both the workshop and the online mentoring. The three months’ mentoring offers fellows space to further reflect on, consult and polish their ideas and project plans with the guidance of an assigned mentor.

To find out more and to apply for the workshop, fill in the application form here:
by June 5, 2018.

Successful applicants will receive confirmation by Friday June 15 2018 and are expected to attend both the workshop and online mentoring elements of the fellowship. There is no fee for attending but successful applicants will be responsible for funding their own travel. The AMLA network will however provide meals and accommodation during the workshop in Kampala.


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