Call For Applications: Pact Zollverein Residencies 2017, Deadline: 5th December, 2016

folio-baresiRunning all year round since 2002, the residency programme is at the heart of PACT Zollverein’s day to day work. Open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or music and closely linked to PACT’s two other core strands of activity in presenting work and facilitating research and development, the programme is a key element in PACT Zollverein’s profile as an Artists’ House supporting lively exchange between practice and theory. While occupying their own designated space and essentially working independently, residents may choose to take advantage of various kinds of production support such as dramaturgy, technical assistance, project management as well as press and publicity.

A residency can incorporate the following:

– Studio space [from 63 to 173 sq.m.]

– Local accommodation [maximum 6 people]

– Weekly grant allowance for all of the residency project participants [maximum group of 6 people]

– Travel costs covering one journey only per participant to and from PACT Zollverein [subject to prior agreement]

– Technical equipment [by arrangement and subject to availability]

– Stage rehearsals with professional technical supervision and support [by arrangement and subject to availability]

Application Deadline for residencies from August to December 2017 will be Monday, 5th of December 2016 at 5pm.

To apply click: Pact-Zollverein+Residencies+Application+2017

For more details click: Pact-Zollverein+Artists+Centre

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Call for Applications: Arthouse Foundation Artist Residencies 2016

arthouseThis call for applications is open to local and international visual artists and curators who which to engage a new artistic project within the city of Lagos. With three-month sessions in the Spring and Fall, the ArtHouse Contemporary Ltd Foundation provides artists live/work space and logistical support for the creation of a new artistic project, along with an intensive public programme that includes workshops, artist talks, and a final exhibition. The Arthouse Foundation will host two artists per session.

Residency Dates:

Spring 2016 Session | April 18 – July 22, 2016 

Fall 2016 Session | September 12 – December 16, 2016

To apply for a residency in the 2016 Sessions, please send your completed application by email to: joseph@arthouse-ng.com by 26th February, 2016, 6:00pm

For more information and to download the application click: Arthouse+Foundation+Artist+Residencies+2016wardrobes banner 4

Eko International Film Festival, Date: 16th – 21st November, 2015, Venue: 133, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos

6th-ekoiff1The Eko International Film Festival is one of the premier venues for the exhibition and promotion of feature and short films in Lagos, and one of the leading independent film festivals in Africa dedicated to celebrating and sharing with national and international audiences the absolute best in the world of films and screenplays, film scores, and some other genres.wardrobes banner

The festival features special presentations, retrospectives, workshops, pitch panels, networking events, celebrities, a gala awards reception and ceremony, and many of the world’s top independent film screenings.

Eko International Film Festival is already attracting filmmakers from different parts of the world who are submitting films for the different categories. Entries have reached 3114 films from 118 countries around the globe.

Venue: Silverbird Cinemas Victoria Island Lagos 133, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria,

Date: 16th November, 2015

Time: 12:00pm

Date: 21st November, 2015

Time: 10:00pm

To register to attend click here – EKOIFF

Lagos International Poetry Festival Date: 28th October – November 1st 2015 Venue: Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Island

banner berrypoetryIn the last two decades poetry, particularly of the performance variant, has been experiencing a resurgence across the African continent. Urban city centres from Lagos to Nairobi to Joburg are dotted with bars converted to open mic venues, where enthusiasts gather to listen to poets riff on any and everything. The effect of this has been a broadening, somewhat, of the literary space across Africa with attendant value on its creative economy.

It is against this backdrop the Lagos International Poetry Festival situates itself. Set in a city whose pulsating rhythm has been fodder for countless poems, the Lagos International Poetry Festival, scheduled for the 28th of October – November 1st 2015, will be the first international poetry festival in West Africa, a region with rich contributions to the global literary landscape.

The theme of the Lagos International Poetry Festival 2015 is Borderless Words with emphasis on poetry’s capacity to bridge racial, ethnic, gender, language and cultural divides, and the imperative of creative collaborations on the continent. The five day festival will feature workshops/masterclasses, school outreaches, panel discussions, readings and performances in open spaces and enclosed venues across the city.

For more click link here – http://lagospoetryfestival.com