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OPEN CALL: TURN2 RESIDENCIES ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

Call for Curatorial Research Residencies in Johannesburg, Lagos or Nairobi for emerging curators and cultural practitioners based in Germany

Apply until 05 April 2021

Starting in September 2021, G.A.S in Lagos, Bag Factory in Johannesburg and NCAI Nairobi, will host the TURN2 Residencies, a new research residency programme with a focus on curatorial practices. 

The residencies are part of the programme TURN2 - Artistic Co-Creation between Germany and African Countries and a joint project of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation), the ZK/U Berlin and the Triangle Network; and are carried out in collaboration with the Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute (NCAI), the G.A.S. Foundation in Lagos and the Bag Factory in Johannesburg. 

The TURN2 Residencies facilitate research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners with curatorial experience (visual arts, cross-disciplinary) from Germany to go to Johannesburg, Lagos or Nairobi to explore the vibrant cultural scenes as a starting point for sustainable curatorial exchanges.

For more information on the OPEN CALL and to apply for the:

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THE PARTNERS
Triangle Network is a global network of artists and visual arts organisations that support professional development and cultural exchange amongst artists, curators and other arts professionals through residencies, workshops, training and knowledge sharing.

The Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) promotes art and culture within the scope of federal competence. One of its main priorities is to support innovative programmes and projects on an international level. The Foundation focuses on cultural exchange and cross-border cooperation by initiating projects of its own and funding project proposals in all areas of the arts with no stipulations as to theme or subject. The German Federal Cultural Foundation is financed by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media by resolution of the German Bundestag.

 

THE HOSTS ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT
Johannesburg: 
The Bag Factory is a non-profit contemporary visual art organisation providing studio space to a cross-generational community of Johannesburg based artists, and hosting international artist residencies, the David Koloane Award and Cassirer Welz Award. Bag Factory regularly curates exhibitions and a public programme wiith a pioneering 30-year history, Bag Factory provides a fertile international environment for experimentation, innovation and cultural dialogue between creatives in South Africa and the rest of the world.

Nairobi: 
Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute (NCAI) is a non-profit visual art space dedicated to the growth and preservation of contemporary art in East Africa.

Lagos: 
The Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to facilitating international artistic and cultural exchange and developing creative practices through artist residencies, public programmes and international collaborations. Based on an idea Shonibare began developing back in 2011, G.A.S. Foundation was established in 2019 and launched under the Yinka Shonibare Foundation (a UK registered charity).
 


The TURN2 RESIDENCIES are a joint project of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes(German Federal Cultural Foundation), the ZK/U – Centre for Arts and Urbanistics and the Triangle Network. In collaboration with the Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute (NCAI), the G.A.S. Foundation in Lagos and the Bag Factory in Johannesburg.

APPLY HERE ►