Book Dash for applications

BOOK DASH Call for Applications
Writing, Illustrating and Designing for Children‘s books

Are you a writer, illustrator or designer? Do you want to develop your skills further, meet other creatives from Sub-Saharan Africa and put your skills to the test to create a storybook in a team in just one day?

The Goethe-Institut and Book Dash are teaming up to invite professional writers, illustrators or designers from Sub-Saharan Africa to the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg, South Africa for:
• a 2-day skills-transfer workshop (24 - 25 October),
• a day of fast-paced book-making with Book Dash (26 October) and
• practical school visits (29 October).

This call is for creatives from outside of South Africa. The call for South African participants will be published at a later date.
The week-long programme will take place in Johannesburg from the 23 - 29 October 2019: You need to be available the entire time and will be expected to take part in all planned activities.

Flights, visa costs and accommodation will be covered, and meals will be provided. Activities will be conducted in English, therefore proficient level of English is needed to participate in the event.

To apply, let us know about yourself, why you want to take part and your experience in writing or illustrating on the following link:

Deadline is 31 July 2019.

For further information, please contact Julia or Munshya

About Book Dash
Book Dash is a South African-based social impact publisher of uniquely African books for young children. Based on research, we believe that every child should own one hundred books by the age of five to improve literacy levels. To date, we've produced 128 original books using our fast-paced, innovative method that harnesses the power of creative volunteers. All our books are free for the world to use to promote access to high-quality, relevant African picturebooks and increase a love for reading. To find out more, or read the books for free, visit

About the Goethe-Institut
The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange. The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg regulates the work in the Sub-Saharan countries including 13 institutes, seven Goethe reading/cultural centers and two connecting offices.