Registration Open Now
Open Residency Start 12th August 2021
Open Residency End 11th April 2022


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 dates to 9th August 2021 – 17th April 2022


Do you have 1 week or 3 weeks to be part of the program? Are you interested in Lome – Togo, London- UK, Accra- Ghana or Lagos- Nigeria? Find the dates!

  • Accra, Ghana Dates: 9th August 2021 – 29th August 2021
  • London, UK Dates:  26th September 2021 – 17th October 2021
  • Lagos, Nigeria Dates:  1st November 2021 –  22nd November 2021
  • Lome, Togo  Dates: 27th March 2022 – 17th April 2022

What's happening in Ghana?

Ghana is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean. Ghana is regarded as a gold coast nation for their abundance of gold. It is home to Ashanti, one of the oldest and most powerful West African Kingdoms who were very rich in gold.

ghana year of homecoming

African Arts and Culture in London

London is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. London is one of the largest international scenes for Africa art dating back to its colonization of West Africa which led to thousands of ancient African art seized and taken to London museums.

"This is Lagos"

Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island is known for its beach resorts, boutiques and nightlife. To the north, Lagos Island is home to the National Museum Lagos, displaying cultural artefacts and craftworks.


What's in Togo!

What’s the adventure in Togo? Togo is a palm lined French speaking coastal city in West Africa. From waterfalls to a new contemporary art space to Togo’s coastal palm lined beaches. Find out everything you need to know about the Togo Adventure.

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.


What’s Included

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.

Pay Application fee *for group applications, the group leader should complete the application payment and contact us at hello@artnoiseng.com or artnoiseng@gmail.com for the private payment page for its additional members.


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

Lome, Togo

  • 1 week stay is $150
  • 2 week stay is $250
  • 3 week stay is $350


Accra, Ghana

  • 1 week stay is $250
  • 2 week stay is $400
  • 3 week stay is $700


London, UK

  • 1 week stay is $750
  • 2 week stay is $1450
  • 3 week stay is $2200


Lagos, Nigeria

  • 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.

Contact the Admin

For questions on preparing your application, please contact Christine Email: hello@artnoiseng.com or artnoiseng@gmail.com

Art Noise is a member of Resartis, worldwide network of artist residencies