STARTS4AFRICA Residency Programme (Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria)

STARTS4AFRICA is has announced the Call for Artists for the first STARTS Residency Programme fully dedicated to promoting Sub-Saharan Africa innovation at the nexus of Science + Technology + Arts.

STARTS4AFRICA will select 8 artists to be hosted by 8 organisations based in 4 African countries (Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, and Nigeria) and to produce a tangible, presentable and art-driven innovation output addressing a local challenge, in the form of an artwork or a functional or speculative artistic prototype.

The programme will support selected applicants through a programme that includes a 6-month residency starting in March 2024, as well as multiple exhibitions and events during the residency period and thereafter until November 2024. During the programme artists will also participate in and organise online or on-site local/national events, masterclasses, and seminars.

This pioneering initiative will allow artists to address regional challenges around Food and Water, Digital Mapping and Speculative Landscapes, Culture and Coding, Wearable Technology and Smart Textile, Immersive Storytelling, Rethinking Sustainable Construction, and Speculative Urbanism.

STARTS4AFRICA calls for proposals from an individual artist or a collective of artists, with previous experience who are nationals of the countries covered by STARTS4AFRICA (DR Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania) or permanent residents in any country in Sub-Saharan Africa; OR, who are artistic teams mixing artists from Europe and from Sub-Saharan African countries.

There is a budget of up to 35,000 EUR for artists residencies to cover the artist fee, the organisation and participation at artistic exhibitions/events and other relevant costs to ensure the successful implementation of the project (including but not limited to artwork/prototype production). Additionally, there are access to resources/facilities, assistance from the Local Expert Group, mentoring, and access to the S+T+ARTS network provided. Participants will also be considered for participation in exhibitions showcasing the outcomes of the residencies at Ars Electronica Festival in September 2024 in Linz and/or other festivals and venues upon selection.

Deadline: 18 February 2024

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