Deadline: March 20, 2020
Applications are open for the Lagos Creative Project 2020 Artist Residency Programme. Focused on experimentation and new possibilities in painting and sculpture – two mediums celebrated African pioneer modernist artist, Ben Enwonwu excelled in – the residency welcomes work in all areas of the visual arts, and is open to artists of African and French descent.
It seeks to foster cross-cultural ties and exchange between African countries and France by providing a platform for artists to broaden their practice, nurture new forms and ideas, establish networks and develop collaborative projects.
The programme encourages applications that engage Lagos as a mega city by exploring themes that preoccupied Enwonwu throughout his career, including identity, the body (the gaze), gender equality, spirituality and religion, peace and conflict resolution, and environmental sustainability.
During their stay, residents will immerse themselves in the increasingly vibrant Lagos art scene, through introductions to local artists, artisans, art organisations and events, as well as cultural and academic institutions. They are also expected to engage with the public through open studios, workshops, artist talks and focused discussions.
Residents will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice and adherence to the themes.