How to apply

How do we create joy? How do you define joy? How might we think about joy as acts of refusal, resistance or rebellion?  Is joy those small, quiet moments in your life which seem significant to others but are meaningful to you? Does joy bring you into community with others? Or is it a defining moment in which friends can come together? Tell us your stories of joy in your film story.  At the heart of the Creating Joy project we are interested in exploring Blackness, community, life and livingness. What does your Black Joy look like?


To apply you need to send us:

  • A 200-word bio to tell us about yourself  
  • Examples of your previous work 
  • 500- word description of your project. We want to hear your ideas on the meaning, expressions and practices of joy in Black life. 
  • A visual storyboard 

Creating Joy Drop in:

Join us on Wed 11 August between 1-3 pm to meet with the team to hear more about Creating Joy and to ask any questions you may have. Email the mailing address to register to receive joining details.

This work is supported by a ‘Right to the Discipline grant from the Antipode Foundation

The deadline for applications is 17th September 2021 (23:59 GMT/UK Time)

Submission deadline: Friday 6th August 2021

Artist shortlisting and announcements across our media platforms in September 2021