Open Call For African Artists AU20 Our Africa, Our Future Artists Residency Programme
This year, the African Union celebrates its 20th anniversary since the organization’s establishment at the Durban Summit of July 2002. Dubbed AU20, the celebrations are taking place under the theme “Our Africa, Our Future” and will focus on the AU’s initiatives, successes, impact, challenges and the way forward.
As part of this commemoration, the African Union (AU), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is hosting a residency programme under the AU20 project for established artists from across Africa to produce a piece of work that celebrates the unity and potential of the African continent.
The three-week artists residency will take place at the Loman Art House in Dakar, Senegal from 7 to 28 November 2022. The residency will culminate in a public event in Dakar to showcase and discuss the creative work.
Catering to the theme “Our Africa, Our Future,” five artists from the continent will be selected for their artistic talent, creativity and commitment to interpret this theme in a broad and expansive way across all visual art forms including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital art and videography. The work will be published in an e-book anthology to be released in early 2023.
A CV with professional experiences, names of galleries exhibiting the artist's works, participation in biennials and international meetings, and contact details for two referees (2 pages maximum).
A short biography.
A 1-page cover letter explaining why you want to participate in this AU-themed residency and what you hope to gain from the experience.
A digital portfolio of previous work and/or links to the artist's website and other social platforms.
A copy of the ID page of your passport.
Due to logistical reasons, Loman Art only accepts one application per artist (no duo, trio or collective).
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2022. Applications must be prepared in PDF format and submitted to email@example.com. Applications for which an element is missing as well as those that have exceeded the application deadline will not be taken into consideration.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “AU20 Artists Residency”.
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