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Goodman Gallery Residencies

Goodman Gallery Residencies

G.A.S. began working collaboratively with Goodman Gallery in early 2022 following the Foundation's local launch in Nigeria. The resulting opportunities are funded through our Fellowship Platinum Partner donor package, a giving level used to directly support three residency fellowship awards in Nigeria over a three-year period with a focus on African and African Diaspora recipients. In...

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Access ART X Prize

Access ART X Prize

The Access ART X Prize awards early-career artists from Africa and its Diaspora with opportunities to develop their practices, with the intention of setting them up for the highest levels of success on the global stage. The Prize, formerly open only to emerging Nigerian artists, has evolved to include an additional award that is open to emerging artists from all of Africa and its...

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Big Give Residencies

Big Give Residencies

In November 2021 Yinka Shonibare Foundation joined the Big Give, the UK's biggest coordinated fundraising campaign to raise money for a new Fellowship Residency at G.A.S. Foundation for a UK-based African Diaspora artist and a curator. After successfully reaching our target we were able to raise enough funds to cover the cost of two 6-week fully catered residencies that came...

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Tiwani Contemporary Residencies

Tiwani Contemporary Residencies

Guest Artists Space Foundation began working collaboratively with Tiwani Contemporary in early 2022 following the opening of their new gallery space on Victoria Island, Lagos. The resulting opportunities are funded through our Fellowship Platinum Partner donor package, a giving level used to directly support three residency fellowship awards in Nigeria over a three-year period with a...

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Guest Projects Digital 2022

Guest Projects Digital 2022

Guest Projects Digital and Yinka Shonibare Foundation announced Chiizii as the recipient of a new pilot Digital Research Residency in June 2022. The initiative was conceived with the intention of providing an emerging, UK-based African and/or Caribbean diaspora curator or artist, with an opportunity to lead a collaborative research project investigating the intersection of art and design,...

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Y.S.F. Joins the World Weather Network

Y.S.F. Joins the World Weather Network

We're excited to announce our participation in the World Weather Network, a ground-breaking alliance of 28 arts organisations from across the world formed in response to the global climate crisis.

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G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022

G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022

The call-out for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Award was announced in February 2022 in tandem with the local launch of Guest Artists Space. The fully supported opportunity was open to emerging creative practitioners across all disciplines living within the West African region and initially offered three one-month residencies across our sites in Lagos and Ikise. The judging panel was...

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TURN2 Residencies

TURN2 Residencies

TURN2 is a programme developed by the German Federal Cultural Foundation to facilitate artistic co-creation between Germany and African countries. The TURN2 Residencies were devised to facilitate research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners with curatorial experience based in Germany and on the African continent with ambitions to make them the starting point for...

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University of the Arts London Art for the Environment (AER) Residencies

University of the Arts London Art for the Environment (AER) Residencies

In February 2022 we announced a new call out in partnership with University of the Arts London (UAL) and Art for the Environment (AER). The programme, set up by Professor Lucy Orta, provides UAL graduates with the opportunity to apply for a two to four week fully funded residency at one of their internationally renowned host institutions, to explore concerns that define the...

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Guest Projects Digital 2021

Guest Projects Digital 2021

After successfully launching in Spring 2020, Guest Projects Digital, the digital artist residency programme borne out of Shonibare Studio’s long-standing physical residency scheme, returned for a second season on 9th August 2021. A collaborative venture with Guests Artists Space Foundation, the 2021 edition was generously supported by the British Council SSA Arts Digital...

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