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 as long as 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.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are postponing our Togo experience to 15th March 2021. For now, the other dates still stand.
- Accra, Ghana Dates: 12th August 2020 – 5th September 2020
- London, UK Dates: 27th September 2020 – 17th October 2020
- Lagos, Nigeria Dates: 2nd November 2020 – 22nd November 2020
- Lome, Togo Dates: 15th March 2021 – 11th April 2021
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 (including board & meals) fee for 3 weeks starts at $350 which is to be paid on arrival and check-in
- 1 week stay is $150
- 2 week stay is $250
- 3 week stay is $350
- 1 week stay is $250
- 2 week stay is $400
- 3 week stay is $700
- 1 week stay is $750
- 2 week stay is $1450
- 3 week stay is $2200
- 1 week stay is $350
- 2 week stay is $500
- 3 week stay is $950
All applicants who 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