Sitemap - 2023 - The Creatives Note

Winners at the 2023 edition of the LAIF Awards Night

itel, the mobile phone and smart life brand, has a new look that has got people talking

Taraba Creative Hangout, a creative conference in Northern Nigeria—Jalingo City, is set to hold this December

Creath Art Marketplace—Art Meets Technology: How Creath is using technology to bridge the gap between artists and art collectors

Nigerian fintech startup, Grey announces a brand refresh—new logo and website—as it set to expand into new markets and take its operations global

A conversation with Yewande Akinse, award-winning poet and storyteller, on making impact and finding expression and transcendence through poetry

Goethe-Institut announces the 21 shortlisted artists for the 2024 Henrike Grohs Art Award

The Edo State Government set to host the 2023 edition of the Edo State International Film Festival

Accra Art Week to host the Accra Art Week 2023 this December

Winners at the 2023 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) Globe Awards

Lagos Meet to host its 2023 meetup for all creative professionals in Lagos this December

ART X Lagos announces winners of the Access ART X Prize 2023

The International Prize for Contemporary African Photography (CAP) announces open call for entries for the CAP Prize 2024

G.A.S. Foundation announces winners of the 2023 G.A.S. Fellowship Award

Meet the 3 South African Recipients of the 2023 Prince Claus Fund Seed Awards

Geneza Brands' new brand identity design for Coinchip symbolises trust and financial safety as it reimagines what it means to invest in crypto

Curatica is accepting applications for its 2023 Women in Street Art Project (WISA)

Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival (LAIF) returns for its 18th edition this November

The Kuenyehia Trust for Contemporary Art announces the open call for the 2023 Kuenyehia Prize For Contemporary Art

Naija Graphic Designer (NGD) set to return for the second edition of NGDX, its creative design conference this November

Pan-African fintech company, MFS Africa announces rebrand to Onafriq to reflect the company's evolution and vision for the future

TekArt to host TekArt Con 2023, the second edition of its tech and art conference, this December

Kuta Art Foundation announces Stephny Nnabuenyi as the finalist of its 2023 Open Call

ART X Lagos reveals the top 10 finalists for the 2023 Access ART X Prize

Nigerian artist Lola Mewu completes record-breaking 82-hour painting marathon

Kuta Arts Foundation announces the open call for its 2024 Arts Residency program

Ovie and Wale at 10: Richard Oboh, the brain behind the iconic characters, discusses the origin of the characters, their success so far and what next

Meet the 3 Ghanaian recipients of the 2023 Prince Claus Fund Seed Awards

Meet the 3 Nigerian recipients of the 2023 Prince Claus Fund Seed Awards

Nigerian artist Lola Mewu announces new venue for her painting marathon as she plans to set a new record

V&A Waterfront reveals the 6 creatives in the 2023 cohort of its Artist Alliance programme

Prince Claus Fund reveals the 100 recipients of its 2023 Seed Awards

LagosPhoto Festival announces LagosPhoto 2023 Photography Competition

Nigerian artist Lola Mewu to attempt to break the record for the longest painting marathon from October 28-30, 2023

Morenike Olusanya, visual and book cover artist, and illustrator, wins The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts and Literature 2023

Victor Fatanmi, co-founder of brand design agency FourthCanvas, wins The Future Awards Africa Prize for Technology

Azari Women in Tech Africa announces its plan to train 5,000 African women in Design this November

The Female Designer Movement (TFDm) reveals a new name and visual identity as it sets its sights on empowering 50,000 African women in Design and Tech

Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) prepares to host the 12th edition of its annual festival this November

Lagos International Festival of Animation (LIFANIMA) to host the 7th edition of its festival from October 31st to November 2nd

Yinkore: On using art as an escape from pain, transitioning from law to art to do what she loves, making her salary in a few days, and showing up consistently — #020

Africa No Filter in partnership with Africa International Film Festival announces call for entries for The Africa Narrative-Change Film Award

Toby & Tye reveals gamp's new visual identity aimed at positioning it as a reliable lifestyle brand and not just a phone repair brand

Njabala Foundation announces its annual open call for women artists for its 2024 - 2025 programming

SHAKE Africa and The Humanitarian Network announces an open call for film submission for the Gender Justice Film Festival

Geneza Store: How Geneza Brands, a Nigerian-led design studio, is creating an online store for premium and affordable design mockups, resources, and templates

GOBELINS Paris reveals the six (6) beneficiaries of its 2023 GOBELINS/NETFLIX Master's Scholarship for African Animators

ART X Collective announces the Access ART X Prize 2023

British Council in Lagos to host Creative Economy Week, a week-long event for the creative sector

dot.ateliers announces 2024 Artist Residency Program in Accra, Ghana

Design Week Lagos announces the 2023 edition of its festival is set to take place this October

Art X Lagos to return for the 8th edition of its art fair this November

Rise in Light announces 'Storytellers For Change', a $10,000 film grant to support the production of a film that raises awareness about cervical cancer in Nigeria

Losing Daylight is set to host a Pop-up Exhibition of Nigeria’s film history on Independence Day

How Naija Comm, a global community of creatives and social enterprise, is empowering Nigerian creatives and professionals in the creative industry across the world

Lagos Meet announces contest for Africa’s first-ever 3D billboard


Bukola Onwordi: On discovering design while managing a social media page, getting an internship opportunity to kickstart her design career, and moving in-house from the agency — #019

Kelvin Shani bags the Netflix/Gobelin Master's Scholarship

A conversation with Jabulani Sigege and Roderick Laka of Machine_ on using creativity and insights to create solutions for businesses

Lagos Comic Con, the biggest geek event in Africa, gears up for its 11th edition happening this September

Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi (O.F.R), the man who designed the Nigerian flag, dies at 87

Bubblegum Foundation welcomes a new artist-in-residence for the 10th edition of the Bubblegum Residency program

Open Country Mag reveals six (6) Curatorial Fellows for its inaugural Curatorial Fellowship

BrushTu announces participating artists in the first cohort of its AIRBRUSH Residency 2023 program

Mary Afolabi: On early influences, her knack for colour, managing teams and clients, and how learning integrity has shaped her career — #018

Creath opens call for artists for its National Undergraduate Art Fair

Bubblegum Club announces the winner of BubblegumX 2023 who will be spending a month at PUMA's HQ in Germany for a design research trip

10 African digital products and platforms you should know and use as a creative/creator

Playtopia Festival, a festival for creators, is set to return for a 2023 edition and is calling for artists, speakers and developers

Goethe-Institut Johannesburg opens call for applications for the Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) Project Grant [CLOSED]

Highlights and winners at the 44th Durban International Film Festival

LagosPhoto Festival extends open call for submission of portfolio for its 2023 portfolio review

A digital artist's open letter to The Headies Awards Organisers

Opay reveals new logo and declares the dawn of a new era

Viola Dodoo: On discovering her love for painting, returning to school to pursue a degree in graphic design, documenting food spots in Accra, and doing what she loves — #017

The G.A.S. Fellowship Award is back for a second edition [CLOSED]

Kuta Art Foundation opens a call for creatives to apply for its upcoming exhibition

Netflix's First African Animated Original Series, 'Supa Team 4' debuts on its streaming platform

Retna announces partnership with WikimediaNG

How To Build Meaningful Relationships As A Creative

African Flags and Who Designed Them (Part 1)

KAFART, an Exhibition celebrating Art and Fashion in Northern Nigeria announces its 'Call for Artists' ahead of its fourth edition

G.A.S. Foundation X Yinka Shonibare Foundation announces curatorial open call for the Art Exchange: Moving Image programme

Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) set to return onsite for its 44th edition after going online for the last three(3) years due to lockdown

Cape Town Art Residency is now accepting application for 2024

Abuja Photo Festival prepares for a seventh edition slated to take place this October

The Lagosian Times set to host Lagos Creators' Week 2023

Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) has opened Film submissions for FAME Week Africa 2023

Versant Sud calls for entries for 'Residency Passages', a cross-residency grant for creative people from Lagos (Nigeria) and the Marseilles region (France) [CLOSED]

Disney Plus premieres 'Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire', a 10-part series animated anthology of African sci-fi films created by African creators

Is it a design problem or a customer’s problem?

The Bag Factory Open Call for Young/Unframed 2023 Residencies [CLOSED]

X3M Ideas bring home the Cannes Lions award, the first of its kind for a Nigerian and West African agency

FourthCanvas opens up applications for the second edition of the #4C Fellowship [CLOSED]

V&A Waterfront announces its 2023 Artist Alliance Programme [CLOSED]

The Creatives Note [TCN] is evolving

Dumebi Iwuchukwu: Radiographer turned design leader on growing his career, leading a team, managing expectations, and his mission to impact a billion people — #016

Sorunke Quadri (Qvxdri): On being the 'art guy' as a kid, discovering digital art while studying architecture, and wanting to be a household name — #015

Kanso Ogbolu: On his decision to get a Master's degree in Animation after a decade of working in advertising and running his own studio — #014

Adam Safiya (AISU): On how pure enthusiasm, sharing her works, and getting commission requests led her to pursue her passion for art — #013

Francis Essel Etetere: The architect-cum-logo-designer on being obsessed with design, and his ability to learn, unlearn, and stay curious — #012

Nengi Uranta: On being a multidisciplinary artist, attending law school, and her love for cinnamon rolls and lego flowers — #011

Kelvin Shani: On leading and growing an animation studio and his love for art and music — #010

Habeeb Sanni: On his love for fashion and how it led him to design and leading a design team — #009

Ife Aminu: On saying yes to everything, and going from a graphic design intern to a visual design lead — #008

Godwin Olatunde: The motion design lead creating magic and sparking joy in people for brands — #007