Open Call to African Artists for the ANNA Awards

We are thrilled to announce that applications for the third iteration of the ANNA Award for Africans are now open.

The aim of the award, which is sponsored by ANA Pure Organic, South Africa’s first locally manufactured, environmentally friendly and organic feminine hygiene product range, is to discover, recognise and nurture a new generation of women-identifying artists from the African continent and the diaspora.

For both ANNA and Latitudes, it is crucial that the ANNA Award is as inclusive as possible. As such, no formal art training is required in order to apply, there are no age restrictions for applicants, and the competition is open to women-identifying artists working in any medium.

Applications close on 28 June 2024. The ANNA Award winner will be announced Wednesday 14 August, in celebration of Women’s Month.

About ANNA 

ANNA, South Africa’s first locally manufactured, environmentally friendly and organic menstrual product range is taking the lead in creating environmentally friendly sanitary products. The ANNA team believes that women who are conscious of their ecological footprint shouldn’t have to compromise comfort in the process of lowering their environmental impact.

By providing environmentally conscious women with a real alternative to traditional plastic sanitary products, ANNA is empowering women to take ownership of, not only their own physical wellbeing, but the wellbeing of the environment, too.

As a cohesive, global consciousness about the environmental impact of disposable, single-use plastic products are becoming more evident, plastic-free products, such as the ANNA pure organic product range, are starting to take the frontline on the shelves of responsible retailers. The range currently consists of two ground-breaking organic products, ANNA Maxi Pads and ANNA Liners.

Find ANNA Pure Organic Pads and Liners at the following stockists:

Ackermans. Checkers, DisChem, Faithful to Nature, Natural Options, Pick ‘n Pay, and selected Spars.



The artist residency is the result of an exciting partnership between Latitudes, ANNA and Southern African Foundation For Contemporary Art (SAFFCA).

Residency information

Winning artists will be invited to one of five beautiful residency locations including, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, Sabi Sands in Mpumalanga, UNESCO World Heritage site Witklipfontein, The Entabeni Urban Farm in Knysna, Abbaye de la Cambre in Brussels and the Gallery MOMO Residency in Johannesburg.

Please note: the location of the residency for the 2024 ANNA Award winner is subject to several considerations and will be a discussion at the time of the announcement.

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