Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds Grant

Africa No Filter, in partnership with Electric South, Imisi 3D and Meta, invites Extended Reality Creators to apply for grants of up to $30,000 to support the production and development of new content.

Africa No Filter supports the development of nuanced and contemporary stories that shift stereotypical and harmful narratives within and about Africa. Through research, grant-making and advocacy we aim to build the field of narrative change-makers by supporting storytellers, investing in media platforms and driving disruption campaigns.

Telling Stories, Building Worlds Grant

In a bid to support a thriving XR Ecosystem, Africa No Filter will be commissioning work that uses immersive technology to tell exciting stories about Africa. Grantees will be supported with ongoing mentorship and production support by Electric South and will also have the opportunity to showcase their projects in a virtual or in-person showcase.

The Telling Stories, Building Worlds programme will provide grants, mentorship, and support VR storytellers to develop new and compelling content about Africa. The grant is part of Meta’s focus on immersive technologies and ANF’s investment in innovative storytelling that shifts negative stereotypes about Africa.


Africa No Filter is particularly keen on supporting XR projects which tell creative stories about Africa by giving a fresh, innovative perspective of the continent and its people; stories that capture the beauty and diversity of Africa through 360 filmmaking, augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality. Immersive technology allows for endless amounts of creativity -think about the world you are creating for the viewer and the message you are communicating through your work. They are also looking for projects that can be realistically executed within the stated timelines and are keen to work with creators who are open to mentorship and support.

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be African, and living and working in Africa
  • Must have previous experience with  XR content creation and at least 1 completed XR project
  • Must have a portfolio of work accessible online
  • Proposed project must be completed within 6 months
  • Applicant must be available on the dates below if selected

How to Apply

Are you a storyteller who has worked with 360 videos, augmented, virtual, or mixed reality? Are you interested in using immersive technologies to tell your African story? Follow the link below to register:

Click here to Register

Deadline: 7th January 2022

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