Authors, Publishers & Illustrators

Authors & Publishers of the VPAJ

Kingstoon- Animating Jamaican Creativity

Deadline: 
Mon, 2013-06-10

The Government of Jamaica, in collaboration with the World Bank and the Canadian High Commission is launching “Kingstoon – Animating Jamaican Creativity” – a 2 day Animation Conference and  Film Festival to be held in Kingston, Jamaica  on June 20th and 21st 2013. The festival will see the participation of international industry leaders, Jamaican animation companies and operators, national and international potential investors, and policy makers. 

Inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Deadline: 
Fri, 2013-08-23

The inagural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature opens for entries from publishers on Monday May 13, 2013. Books published between August 1, 2011 and August 22, 2012, written by Caribbean authors are eligible for the Award.

Celebrating VPAJ’s community: Jamaica’s Janet Morrison wins BBC World Service/British Council International Radio Playwriting Competition

"The Fisherman" by Janet Veronica Morrison, from Jamaica, was selected as one of two winning plays in the 23rd International Radio Playwriting Competition run by the BBC World Service and the British Council in partnership with Commonwealth Writers.  Competing with more than 1,000 scripts from around the world, the competition’s judges chose Ms.

CaribLit launched for writers and publishers in the Caribbean

CaribLit, launched at the end of April at the 2013 NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Trinidad, is a new website intended to provide information for writers and publishers about publishing, marketing, distribution and bookselling in the Caribbean.   

Women entrepreneurs chosen to represent Caribbean at 5th Global Forum on Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship, South Africa

As part of infoDev’s Women Innovators Network in the Caribbean (WINC), four women entrepreneurs & business owners have been selected to represent the region at the forthcoming 5th Global Forum on Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship which takes place from 28th - 30th April 2013 in East London, South Africa.

Commonwealth Book Prize & Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2013: Regional winners include Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago

The Commonwealth Foundation has just announced the regional winners for the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Open Society Fellowship Program 2014: Call for Applications

Deadline: 
Sat, 2014-02-01

Founded in 2008, the Open Society Fellowship supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

Open Society Fellowship Program 2013: Call for Applications

Deadline: 
Thu, 2013-08-01

Founded in 2008, the Open Society Fellowship supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

Strelka Institute, Moscow, Russia: Call for Enrolment for those interested in multidimensional, creative & innovative change

Deadline: 
Fri, 2013-07-26

Enrollment begins on March 1 and last until July 26, 2013.

We welcome post graduate students and young professionals 25-35 years old from anywhere in the world who share Strelka’s ultimate ambition to improve society by changing the landscape and want to actively participate in shaping the future.

We are consistently looking for people with the right drive to make positive change happen, which requires: intellectual ability and conceptual thinking, team work and self management, positive energy, initiative and risk taking, visualisation and articulation skills.

The Elsevier Foundation Calls for 2013 New Scholars & Innovative Libraries Projects: Call for Proposals

Deadline: 
Mon, 2013-06-24

The Elsevier Foundation supports the efforts of libraries to enhance the quality of life in developing countries by advancing knowledge in science, the social sciences technology and medicine. The Foundation provides one, two and three year grants to libraries in the developing countries and supporting organizations.

Proposals are welcome for single-year grants in amounts between US$5,000 to US$50,000. Proposals will be accepted for multi-year programs (up to three years) for a total of $100,000.

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