Artnoise 2020 Open Residency is a year long program designed for Creatives who work in the digital space interested in exploring African arts and take steps in developing their careers and artistic development. This program made of 3-week stays in Lome, London, Accra and Lagos provides time and space for digital creatives such as digital illustrators and painters, video game artists, Youtube content creators and other digital arts professionals to create, research, experiment, cultivate new directions in their work as well as execute new projects. In addition to a shared studio space and living facilities, artists are invited to immerse themselves in the local creative community, art exhibitions and festivals, visit galleries and have the opportunity to learn from their peers in the hosting city.
The 3-Week stay in Lome, Togo starts on the 16th of March 2020 and ends on the 11th of April 2020, London, UK stay starts 1st of June 2020 and ends on 21st June 2020, Accra, Ghana stay starts 17th August 2020 and ends 6th of September 2020, with the last leg in Lagos which starts 2nd November 2020 and concludes 22nd of November 2020.
What does the program offer?
Artnoise Open 2020 Residency offers the opportunity for Digital Creatives to immerse themselves in a new culture and be inspired by Contemporary African Arts and have a glimpse into Diasporan African Arts Community in London. Participants are provided with living space, a studio, accessible 24 hours a day and a local escort. Participants will be expected to exhibit their work in local exhibitions or festival before they depart. Knowledgeable staff are available to provide technical support and assistance.*
Who should apply?
This program is aimed at Game Arts, Digital painters, Cyberartists, Photographers, Game Artists, Immersion (virtual reality), Motion graphics artists, Tradigital art and other digital arts professionals who are interested in drawing inspiration from African arts and cultures whether they speak English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese or German.
|Shared Room: The program includes a shared bedroom in the hosting city for the duration of your program.|
|Regular Meal Plan: Using a meal ticket system to dine on at a local canteen, our flexible meal plans allow you to select meals according to your own needs during your stay.|
|Funding: Participants of the program can request funding and support for their projects as needed.|
|Studio Time: Every member of the program is allowed full access to an in-house studio|
|Showcase your work: This program offers opportunities to showcase your work in the final exhibitions|
|Participant Resources: Enrich your experience and get to know other artists in the community by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by our Participant Resources team.|
|Technical Support: Support for production, technical assistance and communication assistance|
|Other Resources: Studio visits and Professional networking with the Art community|
How to Apply
Individual applications: Kindly fill the application form and make the refundable Application fee and Registration payments.
Group applications: The group leader must complete a single application form, make application payments and registration and upload supporting material.
Fees & Financial Assistance
Program Application fee is a refundable $50 booking fee, (which is refunded on arrival and check-in) for Individuals and $35 per additional member for groups.
Live-in fee is $350 for 3 weeks which is to be paid on arrival and check-in.
All applicants who gain register for the program must cover their own travel and flight tickets.
Note: All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. All fees are refunded at the discretion of Artnoise Open Residency.
Art Noise is a member of Resartis, worldwide network of artist residencies