I. Call for Participation: Rurban Artstructions Exhibit & Publication (Worldwide)
Deadline: June 5, 2015
Rurban Artstructions project seeks creative individuals, artists and development advocates from around the world to reflect on the importance of sustainable development with an emphasis on SOIL. Artworks, stories, articles, and other relevant works are welcomed. Please visit http://www.art4development.net for more information and submission guidelines on Rurban Artstructions.
Rurban Artsructions is organized/curated by Arts for Global Development, Inc., an international, educational and 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization promoting the utilization of creativity to further an inter-disciplinary, multi-sectoral and cross-cultural approach in socio-economic development and working primarily with disadvantaged communities, children, youth and women worldwide.
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II. Lola Kenya Children’s Screen Call for Short Movies
Lola Kenya Screen invites short (maximum 30 minutes) animation, fiction, documentary and experimental films from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, eastern Congo-Kinshasa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia for her screening, discussion and networking forum that runs at Goethe_Institut in Nairobi every last Monday of the month. Creatively packaged music videos and video games are also acceptable.
Details on the lolakenyascreen.org website and social media (Facebook/Twitter/YouTube/Flickr) @LolaKenyaScreen
III. Durban FilmMart 2015 Call for Project Submissions
The annual Durban FilmMart (DFM), that has just celebrated five years as a leading film co-production and funding market in Africa, is calling Africans to submit their film projects for 2015 DFM selections.
“We look forward to the submissions for next year’s DFM and encourage African filmmakers to take a chance and put themselves out there,” says Durban Film Office’s Toni Monty.
DFM has worked with 95 official projects making their debuts at the four-day event in Durban over the past five years. Many DFM alumni have secured further funding grants and screened at film festivals around the world, establishing DFM as a key platform for budding African filmmakers to propel their filmmaking careers.
DFM 2015 will select 10 fiction feature and 10 documentary feature projects in development to participate in the 6th DFM taking place July 17-20, 2015.
Interested African filmmakers are encouraged to submit their projects by February 15, 2015. It is important to note that all projects must have a producer and director attached.
Details on DFM 2015 project submission criteria and how to submit one’s project is available on durbanfilmmart.com and further inquiries could be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IV. Youth Groups Wanted for International Young Performers’ Tours
Creative Connections, a US organisation, is looking for quality dance, singing, instrumental music and theatre/drama youth groups from around the world, who would like to be selected for upcoming International Young Performers’ Tours.
Successful applicants are given the opportunity, over a 10 -18 day USA tour, to share the richness of their dance, music, storytelling and culture with thousands of elementary, middle, and high schools students and teachers in New York and Connecticut. The groups give school performances and conduct classroom workshops at schools and art centers.
During the tour youth performers and two adult chaperones live with local families in their homes in Fairfield County, CT. Creative Connections provides air and land expenses, including medical insurance, for each member of the group.
Troupe members will be ambassadors for their country during their US tour. The International Young Performers’Tour furthers Creative Connections‘ mission to connect young people in the US with their peers around the world to foster greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of one another’s cultures.
To view highlight videos of recent touring troupes, go to creativeconnections.org/art-collection/iypt-videos.php