The Artists in Residency Programme 2018
Applications for the Africa Centre Artists In Residency Programme (AIR) are now open!
For the last seven years, Artists in Residency has successfully awarded 69 African artists, among them Mona Eltahawy, Victor Ehikhamenor, Njabulo Ndebele & Aida Muluneh, with residency opportunities around the world.
Artists In Residency
The Artists In Residency (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.
On offer this year are artist residencies at Bundanon Trust in Australia, Instituto Sacatar in Brazil, Fountainhead Residency &International Studio & Curatorial Program in the USA. Residencies at these spaces are available to early and mid-career African artists who predominantly live and work on the continent.
- 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
Applicants are shortlisted by a panel of Artists In Residency (AIR) staff, strategic partners and seasoned art practitioners (curators, collectors, and art critics) who form part of the extensive Africa Centre network. Artists will be shortlisted based on the quality of their work/portfolio, written narrative (i.e. the ability to adequately process and respond to the application questions) as well as their previous experience and history of developing artistic work that advances social change and transformation in their communities.
How to Apply
Applications can be made through the following avenues
- Online Applications Portal:
Visit the Africa Centre AIR website to apply via our Online Application Portal
- E-mail Application:
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.