Open Residency

Registration Open Now
Open Residency Start 9th August 2021
Open Residency End 7th November 2023


Artnoise Open Residency is a program designed for Creatives who work in the digital space interested in exploring Afro-inspired arts and audiences. These are creatives who want to take steps in their career and artistic development. This program is made of six stays in Accra, London, Marrakesh, Lome, Capetown, and Toronto.

The program provides support and opportunities for creatives in the online space 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.


Do you have 2 weeks to be part of the program? Are you interested in Accra – Ghana, London – UK, Marrakesh – Morrocco, Lome – Togo, Capetown – SA or Toronto – Canada? Find the dates!

  • Marrakesh, Morocco Dates:  16th February 2022 – 6th March 2022
  • Lome, Togo  Dates: 26th October 2022 – 12th November 2022
  • Capetown, South Africa Dates:  15th February 2023 –  5th March 2023
  • Toronto, Canada Dates: 25th October 2023 – 7th November 2023
  • Accra, Ghana Dates: 9th August 2021 – 27th August 2021 (Closed)
  • London, UK Dates:  2nd October 2021 – 17th October 2021 (Closed)

What's in Togo!

What’s the adventure in Togo? Togo is a 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.

The most beautiful destination: South Africa.

South Africa is a country with both Safaris and beaches and some of the oldest tribes in Africa. The Western Cape offers beaches, craggy cliffs, forests and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.


Here We Are: Black Canadian Art

Toronto is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore in Canada. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has a growing contemporary African art scene that is worth exploring in the creative space.

What's happening in Ghana?

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


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.

Moroccan Arts and Culture!

Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks.


What does the program offer?

Artnoise Open Residency offers the opportunity for Creatives to immerse themselves in a new culture and be inspired by Contemporary African Arts and have a glimpse into the Diasporan African Arts Community. 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 Digital, Tradigital and traditional artists in the online space who are interested in drawing inspiration from African arts and cultures whether they speak English, French, 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 or for the private payment page for its additional members.

Fees & Financial Assistance

The Program Application fee is a refundable $200 booking fee, (which is refunded on arrival and check-in) per individual.

Live-in (including board & meals) fee for stays which is to be paid on arrival and check-in.


Marrakesh, MOROCCO

$450 per person


Lome, Togo

$285 per person


Capetown, SA

$940 per person


Toronto, CANDA

$850 per person


All applicants who register for the program must cover their own travel and flight tickets.

Contact the Admin

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

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

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