Deadline: October 15, 2018
Applications for the Africa Centre Artists In Residency Programme (AIR) are now open. The AIR Programme accepts submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior level artists across artistic discipline i.e. visual arts, performing arts, curatorial practice, performing arts, music, creative writing and literature who are either self-taught or formally trained in their respective discipline.
For the last seven years, AIR has successfully awarded 69 African artists, among them Mona Eltahawy, Victor Ehikhamenor, Njabulo Ndebele & Aida Muluneh, with residency opportunities around the world. On offer this year are artist residencies atBundanon Trustin Australia,Instituto Sacatarin Brazil, Fountainhead ResidencyandInternational Studio & Curatorial Programin the USA. Residencies at these spaces are available to early and mid-career African artists who predominantly live and work on the continent.
All residencies are available to innovative, provocative and socially consciousvisualandperformance artists, composers, fictionandnonfiction writers, playwrights, poets,video/filmmakers, curators,as well as artists working indigital art forms.
Each residency award has a distinct structure, set of requirements and duration. The costs of the residency and round-trip airfare are included in each residency award made.
- Be over 21 years of age;
- Have a valid passport;
- Be from the African continent and must minimally reside in Africa for six months of the year, and
- Display a high proficiency in English
Applications can be made through the following avenues
1. Online Applications Portal:
Visit the Africa Centre AIR website to apply via ourOnline Application Portal
2. E-mail Application:
Download the AIR application formand send your application directly to[email protected]. Please ensure that all attachments are less than 5MB. Be sure to add the artistic discipline you are applying under i.e. visual arts/performing arts; music, etc followed by a dash and your full name in the email subject field. If your attachments are larger than 5MB, you can upload them using Google Drive and share a link to the folder with us via the same email address listed above.
For more information, visitAfrica Centre Artists In Residency.