Call for Applications: Market for African Performing Arts 2016

Deadline: 31 August 2015 - 12:00am

Dates: 5 - 12 March 2016


Where: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The Market for African Performing Arts (MASA) is a cultural platform for promoting African Performing Arts. It is now a permanent and the most prestigious artistic event in Côte d’Ivoire and a meeting place for amateurs and professionals. The MASA is attended by a large public in the capital city of Abidjan, particularly as more and more performances are organized outdoors.

The 9th edition of MASA will be held in Abidjan from 5 – 12 March 2016. To be eligible, artists and troupes must meet the following criteria:

1. Artistic works cannot be not older than three years.

2. The number of group members from the various categories including the managerial staff cannot exceed:

  • stand-up comedy – 2 members
  • storytelling – 4 members
  • contemporary dance – 8 members
  • music – 10 members
  • theatre – 10 members
  • traditional dance – 15 members

3. Only instruments, equipment and accessories transportable on commercial flights are permissible.

Apply via the MASA website. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2015.

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4 Responses to “Call for Applications: Market for African Performing Arts 2016”

  1. Siphelele Mshubi

    I kindly request to know if MASA has received our document under the category of drama our organisation name is Nhluvuko Enlightenment Productions based in South Africa.My number is 0793963413.

    • BrendonB

      Hi Siphelele,

      We are not affiliated with MASA. Please contact them directly for an update. Good luck.

  2. Siphelele Mshubi

    The name of our play is called THE CORE

  3. Jacob Otieno

    I have attended all the masa fetes before civil war broke out in Cote d’Ivoire. I am a Kenyan technician. I have never been updated of the activities of MASA for awhile


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