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Starts4Africa Residencies Programme 2024 – Apply Now

STARTS4AFRICA invites artists from Sub-Saharan Africa to apply for the first fully dedicated STARTS Residency Programme. The programme aims to promote innovation at the intersection of Science, Technology, and Arts in four African countries: Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, and Nigeria.

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The initiative will offer a 6-month residency starting in March 2024 that will allow artists to address regional challenges. The challenges include Food and Water, Digital Mapping and Speculative Landscapes, Culture and Coding, Wearable Technology and Smart Textiles, Immersive Storytelling, Rethinking Sustainable Construction, and Speculative Urbanism.

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Selected artists will receive up to €35,000 budget for their residency, including artist fees, participation in artistic exhibitions and events, and other relevant costs. They will also have access to resources and facilities provided by the Residency Host Institution, as well as assistance from the Local Expert Group. The programme will also provide individualised mentoring, participation in the Europe-wide S+T+ARTS network, and participation in community events.

To apply, artists must produce a tangible and presentable art-driven innovation output addressing a local challenge. They must also participate in online or on-site local and national events, actively engage in dissemination and communication efforts, and contribute to the Impact Assessment Analysis undertaken by STARTS4AFRICA Consortium and the Residency Host Institutions.

The call for proposals will be launched on January 17, 2024. The deadline for submissions is February 18, 2024. Applicants must submit their proposals online through the Online Form, which includes an Artistic Proposal, Curriculum Vitae, and Portfolio. Multiple submissions are allowed, with up to two proposals per applicant.

For more information, interested applicants can visit the STARTS4AFRICA website or contact the programme coordinators. This is an exciting opportunity for artists in Sub-Saharan Africa to showcase their talents and contribute to innovation in their region.

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