As part of the celebrations, MASA is calling for applications in the categories of music, dance, storytelling, stand-up comedy and theatre for groups that have not been named in the official selection to perform at the festival. Performance slots will be available in different districts in Abidjan as well as other cities in Ivory Coast.
The submission deadline is 30 November 2017 and selected artists will be announced on 15 December. Selected groups are expected to cater for all expenses such as travel and accommodation.
MASA 2018 applicants must send a number of documents to be eligible for selection. Find PDF document attached below for all details. You can also click here for an example of what your application should look like.
Applications can either be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post office to Direction Générale du MASA, 17 Boulevard Roume 09 BP 2877, Abidjan 09 – Côte d’Ivoire.
MASA will keep all information sent by groups confidential.
MASA is a cultural development programme dedicated to the African performing arts. It consists of a market, a festival and a forum for performing arts professionals. In addition to these activities, training programmes have been developed, linked to the development of the performing arts disciplines. The first edition of MASA was held in March 1993 in Abidjan. After a seven-year break between 2002 and 2011 due to the troubled socio-political context of Ivory Coast, the festival reopened in 2014.