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The Bold Woman Fellowship 2023 for creative Ugandan based fashion designers and artisans

Date: Aug 19, 2023

Deadline 26th August 2023

Bold in Africa is an award-winning Ugandan-based retail outlet that carries clothing, accessories, and home decor pieces designed and made in Africa. We are committed to the future of fashion and retail and are offering a curriculum that is relevant, progressive and forward thinking, in line with the needs of the fashion and home decor industry.

Bold in Africa launched The Bold Woman Fellowship in 2021 to drive the organization’s commitment to create opportunities for African designers to retail their collections in spaces with excellent exposure and offer training in fashion retail and scaling production.

Bold in Africa calls all young female (35 and under) creative Ugandan based fashion designers and artisans from Uganda to apply to The Bold Woman fellowship cohort 1 of 2023. The fellowship is open to fifteen (15) women designers and artisans, in the fashion and home décor industry, This 8 week training program focuses on the business side of the fashion and home decor industry. Classes will run on Saturdays from Saturday 2nd September 2023 - Saturday 21st October 2023, at the Bold in Africa studio. Sessions will run once a week on Saturdays only.


Ugandan-based women in production in the fashion and home decor industry that meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be between the age of 18 and 35.

  • With at least a year of practical experience in fashion, or home decor production and retailing (taking products to market).

  • Producing quality products that fit within the Bold in Africa aesthetic.

  • Running businesses that are facing challenges in moving to the next level, especially on the retail front.

  • Have an existing portfolio showcasing their work, including pictures.  Samples should be available on request.

  • Applicants do not need to be producing under a registered business.

  • Applicants should be available to attend a 3-5 hour in-person session every Saturday, with the exception of public holidays, for the duration of the training program.


The Fellowship will focus on the business side of the fashion and home decor industry:

  • Business Strategy.

  • Brand Development.

  • Marketing.

  • Sales.

  • Operations and Management.

  • Financial Systems.

  • Scaling your Business and exploring opportunities.

The Bold Woman Fellowship is supported by a grant from Ignite Cultureea: ACP-EU Culture Programme (Eastern Africa). This fund is being implemented by HEVA, in partnership with the British Council Kenya with the financial contribution of the European Union, and with further support from the Organisation of ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) States. It is part of the global ACP-EU Culture Programme.


Applications should be submitted online by 6pm, Wednesday 23rd August 2023 

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