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The African Theatre Magazine’s second edition of the annual Writing About African Arts Workshop is open for applicants.

The call was launched on the 30th of September – the deadline has since been extended to the 7th of November 2022.

The African Theatre Magazine is an online platform that covers African Theatre activity on and off the continent. The African Theatre Magazine is intent on making the bold attempt of creating an Afrocentric space for African theatre. By centering African theatre in media and cultural discourses – the Magazine seeks to reinvigorate cultural identities, uniqueness and diversity of a continent in a melting pot – with over 54 nations and its diasporas.

The Writing about African Arts Workshop is a week-long intensive workshop for aspiring arts and culture writers with the interest to write about African Arts and cultures through an Afrocentric lens for the African reader, and a global audience. The workshop is facilitated by experienced arts & culture journalists from across the continent.

Last year, the workshop attracted applicants from across the continent from which 11 up and coming arts writers from Zimbabwe, Uganda, Cameroon, South Africa, Ghana, Senegal and Botswana.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Finding your voice
  • Research
  • Fact-checking in a digital era
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Writing a feature story
  • Events and performance reviews
  • Working with editors and other people
  • And more that will be facilitated by arts and culture journalists from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and South Africa.

The Writing About African Arts Workshop will take place online from Monday, the 21st to Friday, 25th of November with daily 2 hour sessions and individual asynchronous assignments. This year participants are required to submit an article in progress which they will continue to work on with mentorship by the facilitators.

Deadline for application has been extended to November 7th, 2022. For more information on the workshop and how to apply visit theafricantheatremagazine.com or send an email to tuvugafritheatre@gmail.com or afritheatremag@gmail.com.

The second edition of the Writing about African Arts Workshop is organised by The African Theatre Magazine with media partners, Music in Africa, ART AFRICA magazine and Ameyaw Debra.

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