Call for submission of ideas: Africomics

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Project Outline

The Goethe-Institut in Sub-Saharan Africa is working on a project called "AfriComics". The aim of this project is to promote and encourage the use of comics/graphic novels as a means of artistic, social and cultural expression. For this purpose, we plan workshops with African and German comic artists as well as a publication. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, physical encounters cannot yet take place, so we are first starting to create a video library that future workshop participants can use to prepare themselves independently.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We search for creative minds to produce short videos. These videos will be presented on a self-learning platform in order to prepare future workshop participants. Possible topics could be:
 
  • History of the comic scene
  • Particular tools, programs and techniques
  • Specifics of marketing or publishing graphic novels
  • Interesting artists or series of your choice

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

At this stage, we are looking for ideas for videos (10min), which a jury will review and make a selection. The authors of the selected exposés will then be provided with further information about format, fees, deadlines etc.  

APPLICATION GUIDELINE

We ask all contributors to send in their application by e-mail as ONE pdf document. Your application should include the following documents:
 
  • An exposé explaining what you would like to do and to what end
  • A CV and a portfolio including any relevant links to website/social media

Contact: library.windhoek@goethe.de

Application deadline: 09.04.2021
 
Thank you and good luck!
For questions or inquiries, please contact africomics@goethe.de