Selected Grant Recipients: 2022 African Australian Creative Media Grants

In continuing the Scanlon Foundation’s commitment to amplifying the voices of communities, this year we ran the second edition of the African-Australian Creative Media Grants.

The program supports African Australian storytellers and platforms that operate in a range of creative industries.

Interest in the grant program exceeded our expectations as we received a total of 91 applications across three streams (Platform Development, Content Creation, and Live Events). 

Our selection panel, comprised of Flex Mami, Chris Vaughan, Jessica Bailey, Ammar Yonis, and three Scanlon Foundation staff, recently met to finalise the successful applicants for the program.

We would like to deeply thank all those that applied for their time and efforts in creating a submission.

Below are our selections for the 2022 grant round and an honourable mention of those that made the final shortlist.

Successful Recipients

  • AKOSIA – Black Diamond EP Launch
  • Awak Kongor – CHUER!
  • Azam Abdallah – GalacticOz Podcast
  • Belinda Jombwe – Going Home Web series
  • Chinyere Akole – The Fog, Graphic Novel
  • Christine Mwaturura – Private Affairs Podcast
  • Davies Chiable – African Languages Academy
  • Kgshak Akec – Author Website Development
  • Marie Mumporeze – Just Move!
  • Michelle Mashuro –  This is Afro Future
  • Nonny Bulle – Me, Myself and I
  • Sagalee Aba-Omer – LOCATIONest

Honourable Mentions 

  • Black Music Alliance Australia
  • Bwalya Banda – BecomingMe Podcast
  • Chido Mwaturura – Adult-Erers
  • Duku Fore – Rich Dreams ‘A Red Carpet Night’
  • Gerald Sanyangore – Melbourne Institute Of Contemporary African Art
  • Hararian Organization Of Victoria Inc – Performances For December 24 Annual Community Fundraiser
  • Lilah Benetti – Find The Others
  • Mararo Wangai – Kwingine – ‘Some Other Place’
  • Michelle Mutyora -Above The Clouds
  • Richmond Kobla Dido – Our Own Stories Exhibition
  • Saron Girma – Love & Loans Podcast
  • Teurai Chanakira – Food Brings Us Together!
  • Thrive Revenue – The Rich Dreams Platform