The African Union and F.99 are celebrating Black History Month through Panel Discussions, Presentations and a special Arts and Culture initiative called SANKOFA.
Asking ALL artists on the Continent and the Diaspora to
JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
By submitting 1 artwork and answering
1 of 3 questions you see below;
How does your art connect to your African Ancestry?
When it comes to crises affecting African people around the world, how can art help be part of the solution?
What opportunity does art present to inspire mass mobilization?
Submit via a video submission for the opportunity to be presented at the
African Union Celebrations in Washington D.C. on February 26th, 2022.
The deadline to submit the video is February 22nd, 2022.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Top 5 Artists
SANKOFA Video-Art Call
Juried by AU Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee
H.E. Hilda Suka-Mafudze
Sankofa (pronounced SAHN-koh-fah) is a word in the Twi language of Ghana meaning “to retrieve" (literally "go back and get"; san - to return; ko - to go; fa - to fetch, to seek and take) and also refers to the Bono Adinkra symbol represented either with a stylized heart shape or by a bird with its head turned backwards while its feet face forward carrying a precious egg in its mouth. Sankofa is often associated with the proverb, “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi," which translates as: "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.
H.E Amb. Suka-Mafudze
African Union Ambassador to the USA
Under the leadership of H.E. Hilda Suka-Mafudze, this year's #BlackHistoryMonth 2022 Celebration was made possible. Appreciating our collective willingness to work together to celebrate our history and continue the desired development we all want for Africa and the world.
Gilléad-Gaari (GG) Mziray
Founder & Chief Curator | F.99
"This video art-call initiative is about uniting the continent and the diaspora through ART and CONVERSATION. All artists can use this initiative to lead, to speak up and share how you feel, using your voice and your art to express your points of view to help raise awareness."