Application Closed
Application Closed Friday 19th April 2019
Admission Notification 20th & 26th April 2019
Program Start 26th May 2019
Program End 15th June 2019


The Artnoise Artist in Residence in Karen Village is a fully funded residency program which provides time and space for visual artists, curators, and 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 surrounded by a community of artistic peers and have the opportunity to learn from their peers in a tranquil cultural environment.

What does the program offer?

Artnoise Artist in Residence offers opportunities to work away from the constraints of everyday life. Participants are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to extensive facilities to further develop production techniques. Knowledgeable staff are available to provide technical support and assistance.*

Who should apply?

Visual artists, designers, curators, art writers, cultural students, applied artists researchers, and other 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 shared living within Karen Village for the duration of your program.
Funding:  Participants of the program can request funding and support for their projects as needed.
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.
Studio Time: Every member of the program is allowed full access to Karen Village studios
Showcase your work: This program offers opportunities to showcase your work in a final exhibition
Participant Resources: Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus 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 Kenyan Art community

How to Apply

Individual applications: Kindly fill the application form and make the Application fee and Registration payments.

Group applications: The collective leader must complete a single application form, make application payments and registration and upload supporting material.

Pay Application fee

*for group applications, the collective leader should complete the application payment and contact us at or for the private payment page for its additional members.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Application fee* $35 for Application fee for Individuals and $15 per additional member for collectives

Funding* The program is fully funded and admitted applicants are selected based on the selection criteria: Artistic ambition Innovation Social impact Uniqueness


Travel Allowance is now available for this program, simply send an email to or to be considered. 


Participants are selected by impartial adjudicators on the basis of their submitted material. In addition to artistic merit, consideration will be given to the likelihood that the artist’s work will benefit from the program. Applicants will be notified of their status by Applicants will be notified of their status on the 20th of April 2019.


Aida B Solomon

Co Founder of ‎Integrate Africa, Los Angeles, California

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Tonney Mugo

Artist, Karen Village Resident

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Rei Obaigbo

Life coach, Marketing Strategist and Co-founder, F4A Initiative Africa

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Contact the Admin

For questions on preparing your application, please contact Christine Email: or


Artnoise is a member of Resartis, worldwide network of artist residencies

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