In tandem with the launch of our international artist residency programme in Nigeria, Guest Artist Space (G.A.S.) and Yinka Shonibare Foundation are delighted to announce a call out for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Awards. Three one-month residencies will be offered to Nigerian and West African creative practitioners between May 2022 and March 2023, with two taking place in Lagos and one at our sister location on the G.A.S. Ecology Green Farm in Ijebu.
Fellowships are fully funded offering room and board, a stipend of 500 USD (207,880 NGN) and access to a wide range of resources and support. A further 400 USD (166,124 NGN) is available to cover a food and travel allowance. Outcomes from the residency will vary depending on the creative practice but may include an open studio, social media and coverage on the website, exhibitions, performances and public events which will be coordinated and supported by the G.A.S. team in Lagos.
Applications are invited from emerging practitioners defined in this instance as those with 5 or less years of professional practice in all creative disciplines who feel their practice will benefit from a period of dedicated reflection, work and research supported by G.A.S.
To apply, please submit the following using the form below:
● A PDF portfolio of 5 - 10 images (for video work, please limit clips to 3 minutes in length)
● A CV
● A brief proposal indicating how you would use a 1-month residency to benefit your creative development. This can be submitted in either written (max 500 words) or video (max 3 minutes) form.
Submission Deadline: Midnight on March 20th 2022
The selection committee will be comprised of artist and founder of Guest Artists Space Foundation Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and founder of ART X Lagos Tokini Peterside alongside trustees of both the G.A.S. Foundation and Yinka Shonibare Foundation.