Nafasi art space artist in residency program open call

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Nafasi Art Space is a Contemporary Art Space in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that has been in existence since 2009. It is situated on the edge of an industrial terrain and a residential area in Mikocheni B in an old warehouse with a large plot. On its premises it has an average of 30 studios, in- and outdoor exhibition spaces and 50 member artists. Nafasi’s overall aim is to be the leading Contemporary Art Centre in Tanzania providing opportunities for training, exchange and exhibition of contemporary arts locally, regionally and beyond.

We are looking for 2 multi-disciplinary visual artist to join us for a period of 2 months for our Artist in Residency program. The goal of the residency is to have an active art exchange between international artists and the Nafasi artists.
*Preference will be given to artists from the global south, and especially from Africa


We are looking for:

  • Contemporary (and multi-disciplinary) visual artists working with ample experience – note, this call is not open to current art students.

  • Experience and willingness to conduct workshops and community work

During the residence period, you will:

We offer:

Deadline for Application is 1st May 2015

Email your application to
Application should include:

  • Motivation letter explaining why you would like to come to Nafasi Art Space.

  • A project proposal clearly stating how you plan to use your time at Nafasi

  • A proposal for the workshop/training you would like to give.

  • Artist statement and CV.

  • Portfolio overview: Max 10 images of your work, not bigger than 1 MB per image.

Selection will be made by a jury and only the considered artist will be contacted by 25th May 2015 with detailed information on the residency including practical information on visa, health insurance requirements and any other documentation required. 

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