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Saturday, August 1, 2015


Deadline: September 30, 2015

Applications for the 2015 Artists In Residency (AIR) Programme are now open!

The Africa Centre is a platform for exploring contemporary Pan-African cultural practice as a catalyst for social change. Each year, the Africa Centre, provides artists with the unique opportunity to spend four to six weeks fully dedicated to developing their craft.

This year through partnerships with residency programmes in Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Kenya, Spain, Tanzania and the United States the centre offers 13 unique residencies for its 2015 AIR programme.

AIR is seeking applications from high calibre African artists who are provocative, innovative, socially engaged and stretching the boundaries of their artistic practice.

The AIR partners select an artist from a short list provided by the Africa Centre, for one of their 2015 or 2016 residencies. The costs of the residency and round-trip airfare are included in each residency award made.The residencies are available to artists in different stages of their career development (from emerging to late career) across all disciplines: visual arts, performing arts; creative & literary arts; film; music & curatorial practice. Each residency offers a distinct structure, set of requirements and duration.

Deadline for application submissions is September 30, 2015.

To apply or to find out more about the 13 residency opportunities, go to