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The Lagos Creative Project Artist Residency Program 2020

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The Lagos Creative Project calls entries for Artist Residency Program for Visual Artists of African and French Descent. Altogether, there are two sessions of this program every year from July – September, and October – December.

About Program

The program encourages applications that engage Lagos as a megacity by exploring themes that preoccupied Enwonwu throughout his career, including identity, the body(the gaze), gender equality, spirituality and religion, peace and conflict resolution, and environmental sustainability. The participants will immerse themselves in the increasingly vibrant Lagos art scene, through introductions to local artists, artisans, art organizations and events, as well as cultural and academic institutions. In addition to that, they will engage with the public through open studios, workshops, artist talks, and focused discussions.

Purpose

In particular, the main aim of the program is to foster cross-cultural ties and exchange between African countries and France by providing a platform for artists to broaden their practice, nurture new forms and ideas, establish networks and develop collaborative projects.

Accommodation and Residency 

The successful candidate will have a provision of living in with a live/work studio space at the new, ultra-modern Alliance Française Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre in Nigeria. In addition to that, they will be playing host to many major arts events in Lagos, it’s facilities including a gallery, library, state-of-the-art auditorium, and the world-famous bakery/ bistro Maison Eric Keyser – are excellent for research, exhibitions, presentations, and talks.

Funding and Stipend 

All artists will receive a monthly stipend for incidentals and a one-off stipend for additional art supplies from Lagos Creative Project. In addition to that, funding for travel within Lagos will also be covered while assistance with visa letters will be extended to international participants. However, they will be responsible for their visa fees, travel fare, and health care.

Selection Criteria

Moreover, the Judging Panel will make their decision depending on the

  • Quality of their work as well as the commitment to their practice.
  • Adherence to the themes.

Furthermore, successful applicants will be contacted via email.

Application 

Candidates can apply here. For full consideration, the application must include

  • Full name/date of birth/gender
  • Passport photo & passport copy
  • Language(s) spoken
  • City/country
  • E-mail and Website.
  • A CV (PDF) and artist’s statement explaining motivation and research objectives as well as samples of previous work (PDF, website, link to Dropbox or similar).
  • Project proposal: Specific project for this residency, including special needs and
    production logistics.
  • Furthermore, the preferred time of residency.

Apply Now 

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