House of African Feminisms (HoAF) is a regional project, aiming at stimulating the exchange and networking of African feminists. African feminisms deal with the conditions of African women (including queer/trans women) and includes different, partly critical, movements, which in turn are in connection/conflict with the feminisms of the Global North. The project has been developed participatively with partners from the entire region.
The Goethe-Institut network in Sub-Saharan Africa is supporting artistic projects in the area of African Feminisms with a specific focus on the everyday life of African women of all generations.
This open call invites African artists, collectives and creative practitioners to produce a digital documentary artwork that can be presented on the website ‘House of African Feminisms’. They are looking for reportage, photographic essays or short films that question and engage around the role of African women in everyday life and how their power and role manifests itself in their profession and daily life practices. The aim is to discover new perspectives of ‘African Feminisms’ and female empowerment in the daily lives of people, not only in artistic and academic contexts. How do we define the powerful and strong African woman? What are the contexts in which these women move, act and speak and which are the contexts these women (re)create?
Applicants shall propose how they would use a grant of 500-1000 EUR in a budget plan and provide details in a concept proposal. Each successful applicant will also be part of a growing network of people engaged with the House of African Feminisms and invited to future networking events.
All aspects of the project must be completed by early December 2021, with the results shown on the House of African Feminisms website.