Market for African Performing Arts 2022 in Ivory Coast | APPLY NOW

The Market for African Performing Arts 2022 is looking forward to artists from sub-Saharan Africa to apply for the 12th edition of its events in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from the 5th of March to 12th. Launched in the year 1993, this biannual event happens to be a cultural development program that is dedicated to the performing arts sector. It made up of a market, festival, and forum for performing arts professionals to network and talk about their work.

About the Market for African Performing Arts 2022

The last edition of this programme was held in March and featured 200 shows, that were hosted on about eight stages by more than 1700 artists.

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Applications are open to candidates for the following categories:

  • Music
  • Heritage Dance
  • Slam
  • Theatre
  • Humour
  • Circus and The Puppet
  • Story
  • Contemporary Dance


To be eligible for the Market for African Performing Arts 2022, all interested applicants are required to meet the eligibility requirements: they include:

  • The award is available to artists from sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The show is expected to be less than three years old.
  • The size of the group, including the management team and the manager is expected to not exceed:
  • Three people for the humour
  • Four people for the story
  • 10 people for the music
  • Three people for the slam
  • Eight people for contemporary dance (for the solo: three people)
  • 10 people for the circus and the puppet
  • 10 people for the theatre
  • 15 people for the heritage dance
  • The sets and accessories must not be heavy or bulky and should be transportable on scheduled flights.


The application file for the official selection of MASA 2022 should include:

  • A letter of application that is addressed to the General Management of MASA
  • You are to provide three high definitions (HD) group scene photos
  • Provide a video recording of the show. Teasers and video clips would not be accepted
  • Provide a list of broadcasts and the creation of the last three (3) years or a press-book.
  • You are to make provision of a sheet indicating:
  1. An e-mail and a telephone address of the referent of the group
  2. You are to provide a list of names of the person that is composing the group with their date of birth mentioned and the function in the group;
  3. You are to provide the names and surnames of the stage manager or manager for other disciplines;
  4. The departure city (NB: only one departure and return city created for the whole group without exception);
  5. You are to provide the surnames of the author, choreographers
  • A presentation of the show specifying:
  1. A creation Date
  2. The theme and the process
  3. The summary of the story that is staged for storytelling, humor, dance, and theaters
  • The Technical Sheet of the show stating;
  1. The selected scene dimensions;
  2. The lighting and show’s sound and the required technical staff
  3. The show duration of the assembly and the disassembly of the show;
  4. The weight and the volume of the sets and accessories.

To Apply, all interested applicants can either fill the application form here or make sure to send a printed application by post to the following address:

Direction Générale du MASA

17 Boulevard Roume 09 BP 2877


Côte d’Ivoire

Application Deadline

July 31, 2021.

For more details, visit this link.

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