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Mastercard Foundation African Call for Works by Young African Artists

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The MasterCard foundation is pleased to call on African artists to apply for the Mastercard Foundation African Call for Works by Young African Artists, only eligible persons will be considered for this program and all applications must be submitted before the application deadline

The Mastercard Foundation is an independent, private foundation headquartered in Canada. Our work, which focuses on Africa, aims to spur prosperity by promoting education and the inclusion of people in financial systems. MCF are hosting an open call for submissions of artwork, to be licensed for reproduction in print and digital publications, that will communicate the dynamism and diversity of African youth.

Type: Call for works program

Field: Arts

Funded by : MasterCard Foundation

Eligible countries: African Countries

 

Submission guidelines

The Mastercard Foundation encourage submissions from both emerging and established young artists from diverse backgrounds. Artists wishing to participate should send their submissions no later than 15 November 2017.

The submissions should include:

  • The artist’s name, age, gender, country of origin, current home, language of submission
  • A biography of not more than 500 words
  • Clear, accurate photographs of each work, submitted as presentation-quality jpeg files (minimum 1000 pixels x 1000 pixels)
  • The creation date of each work submitted, along with dimensions and materials
  • One artist’s statement of not more than 500 words explaining the relation between the work(s) submitted and the submission question
  • Submission text supplied in any language in which the artist feels comfortable

Criteria

The Mastercard Foundation encourage the submission of a wide range of visual art of different types suitable for reproduction. Our intention is to license selected works for reproduction as photographs in print and digital media. To be selected, the artwork must render well when photographed. The Foundation will arrange for chosen artwork to be professionally photographed if needed.

Compensation for chosen work

  • Selected artists will receive a licensing fee of US$1,000 for the non-exclusive right to reproduce the chosen artworks in the Foundation’s publications, for non-commercial use.

How to enter

Send all requested material to: artwork@mcfound.org

The Mastercard Foundation operates independently of Mastercard International. The Foundation’s policies, operations and program decisions are determined solely by its Board of Directors and its President and CEO. The Foundation was established in 2006 through a gift of shares from Mastercard International at the time of its initial public offering. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.mastercardfdn.org

Application Deadline: November 15th 2017

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Mastercard Foundation Call for Works by Young African Artists

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