Invitation for applications
OYASAF invites Nigerian and international artists to apply for its artists in-residence programme of 2017. This new annual programme, is designed for two sessions of five weeks each within the months of, (1st September to 30th November, 2017) and (1st of March to May 31st, 2018) and thereafter, during the same period each year. The programme will provide artists an opportunity to live and work in an up class and serene environment of Abeokuta, South West of Nigeria (about 100km North of Lagos), to develop their specific individual projects while experiencing and engaging with Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage. Abeokuta city is a major historical town in Nigeria. It is the state capital and the largest city in Ogun State of Nigeria’s southwest. It is situated on the east bank of the Ogun River with a most beautiful and ideal environment for artists.
Location and Work Place
The work place of the OYASAF artists in-residence programme is located in the country home of Prince Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon at Abeokuta. The contemporary architectural building, located atop the Abeokuta presidential hill top estate, overlooks the scenic land and cityscape of the historical city, its architecture and life-size bronze sculptural garden is purposely designed for the creative and curious mind.
The residency space is ensuite with spacious living and dining rooms, and a kitchen equipped with up to date cooking facilities. The work space has good natural and artificial light.
Definition of the Programme
This programme is a new project complementing existing programmes of OYASAF with a view to working closely with artists around the globe for an educational, immersive, creative and inclusive experience.
Period of the programme
The programme is divided into two five weekly residency sessions per year, within the two separate periods of (1st of March to May 31st) and (1st September to 30th November) of each year, with each session hosting two artists at a time respectively.
Prior to every session of the OYASAF residency programme, a notice will be put out with an open call for Nigerian and international artists to apply towards engaging in new artistic projects in the range of paint media within the city of Abeokuta.
For cross-cultural purposes, the programme is thus designed to host international and Nigerian artists. On the successful selection of applicants, artists will be residents in the artists’ studio at Abeokuta and will be provided a working space to experiment and research their art production projects and would be provided with logistical support for their artistic creations. The residency will culminate in a one day solo exhibition of the produced works during the residency, at the OYASAF facility in Lagos or any other location as may be decided by OYASAF from time to time. Resident artists will have the opportunity at such exhibitions, to meet Nigerian and non-Nigerian collectors, curators, gallery owners, scholars and journalists.
At the end of each residency programme, artists will be expected to donate one artwork per artist to OYASAF. The artworks donated at the end of each residency will be selected at the absolute discretion of OYASAF.
For the OYASAF artist in-residence programme, artists at the beginning of each session, will be provided the following:
· Living stipends, per artist of one Hundred and fifty Thousand Naira (
N150,000) per session of five weeks and
· Production allowance, per artist of One Hundred Thousand Naira (
N100,000) per session per artist
However, resident artists will be responsible for supplying and providing the tools and materials for their artistic productions during their OYASAF residency programmes.
The programme is open to artists working in the paint media only. All applications must be submitted electronically and only those submitted will be accepted. Applicant artists are expected to use Adobe Acrobat to type into the PDF form fields, or otherwise, print their applications and complete them by hand and then scan. All submissions and required supporting documents should be sent online to: email@example.com, as either a direct email attachment, or shared via Dropbox or Google Drive. Attachments must not exceed 10MB. Selection decisions will be made by an OYASAF selection panel which decision shall be final and not justiciable. For more information, please visit: http://www.oyasaf.com/
Also please note that:
· Applications are now open for the, 1st of September to 30th November 2017, session.
· Each artist must submit works online, completed by them within the preceding last 2 years of their application.
· Only successful applicants will be informed via emails by OYASAF.
· The selection decisions about the OYASAF residency programme shall be final and shall not be open to negotiations and discussion.
· Applications are expected to reach OYASAF by latest, 60 calendar days before the beginning of each session. Only successful applicants shall be notified within 3 weeks of the deadlines for the submission of applications.
To apply for the OYASAF residency programme, please, fill in the application form below and dispatch same to OYASAF, with your CV and a portfolio of no more than 5 works. Selection is not only based on applicants’ academic or professional background but attention will be given to the strength of each project proposal and its integration with the local scenic and cultural environment of the programme.
All applications must be submitted in English.
(Please fill all the areas of this form)
NAME (as appears on your passport)
PSEUDONYME (if applicable)
DATE OF BIRTH
PROPOSAL / OUTLINE OF PROJECT (max 500 words)
POSTCODE (Where applicable)
CV (maximum 1 page)
IMAGES OF WORK: (INDICATE ON EACH THE TITLE, MEDIUM, YEAR)
Images should be in jpeg format, maximum size 1MB per image. Images in excess of the limits provided will not be viewed by the panel.
PREFERRED SESSION: (1st of March to May 31st) OR (1st September to 30th November).
SOURCE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT DURING RESIDENCY
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM TWO REFEREES ALONG WITH THEIR CONTACT DETAILS, SENT BY THE REFEREES DIRECTLY TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE COMPLETE, SIGN AND SEND TO: email@example.com: