Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Call for Proposal: Artist in Residence 2013 at Nafasi Art Space, DSM, Tanzania

Opening exhibition in gallery Public art workshop under mango tree
Nafasi Art Space is a young Visual Art Space in Dar es Salaam with 11 studios, in- and outdoor
exhibition space and 15 member artists. Nafasi aims to be the leading Contemporary Art Centre
in Tanzania that provides a platform for artists through development, production and
entrepreneurship in the Visual Arts by providing training, exchange and exhibition of
contemporary arts locally, regionally and beyond. We are looking for our third visual artist to join
us for a period of 2 months (beginning 2013) for a residency. The goal of the residency is to have
an active art exchange between you and the Nafasi artists.
We are looking for:
· Contemporary visual artists working with ample experience – note, this call is not open to
current art students
· Experience and willingness to conduct workshops and community work
During the residence period, you will:
· Work on your own project at the Nafasi premises, stay for the full duration of the residency
and will actively participate in the Nafasi events
· Give a visual presentation of your work at the beginning of the residency to the Nafasi
collective and interested Tanzanian artist
· Conduct a two week workshop for Nafasi artists -in one go or spread over the residency
· The residency will end with a public presentation/exhibition and produce one outside Art
work for Nafasi
We offer:
· Travel and visa costs
· Housing
· Studio space
· A daily allowance/per diem
· A grant sum for material
Please send in your application before 15 Nov 2012 by e-mail to:
· Motivation letter explaining why you would like to come to Nafasi Art Space
· Artist statement and CV
· Portfolio overview: Minimal 6 images of your work, not bigger than 1 MB per image
· Three references
Selection will be made by a jury. Only the considered artist will be contacted before 15 Dec. with
detailed information on the residency including practical information on visa, health insurance
requirements and any other documentation required.

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