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START4AFRICA Residencies Program

About START4AFRICA Residencies Program

STARTS4AFRICA is pleased to announce the Call for Artists for the first STARTS Residency Programme fully dedicated to promoting Sub-Saharan Africa innovation at the nexus of Science + Technology + Arts.

Through 6-month residencies, STARTS4AFRICA will enhance art-driven innovation in four African countries: Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, and Nigeria.

Program Details

STARTS4AFRICA will support selected applicants through a programme that includes a 6-month residency starting in March 2024, as well as multiple exhibitions and events during the residency period and thereafter until November 2024.

The duration of each residency is 8 months in total (6-month residency + 2-month outreach) and includes 5 phases:

Up to € 35.000 budget for artists residencies

  • Up to EUR 35.000 budget for artists residencies to cover the artist fee, the organisation and participation at artistic exhibitions/events and other relevant costs to ensure the successful implementation of the project (including but not limited to artwork/prototype production);
  • Access to resources/facilities provided by the Residency Host Institution;
  • Assistance from the Local Expert Group
  • Participation in an individualised Mentoring Programme (including business-specific and tech/sci-related sessions);
  • Access to the Europe-wide S+T+ARTS network;
  • Participation at the S+T+ARTS4AFRICA Community events (online and on-site);
  • Considered participation in exhibitions showcasing the outcomes of the residencies at Ars Electronica Festival in September 2024 in Linz and/or other festivals and venues upon selection; and
  • Visibility through high-impact communication activities to promote the artistic output and its innovation spillovers.

Application

For those interested in the START4AFRICA Program. Open this link to start the application process.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 18 February 2024.

Open this link for more details about START4AFRICA Residencies Program.

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