Call for Application: Residency program for artists and curators from Berlin and Lagos 2018


Deadline 31st January 2018

Two calls for application are open in order to continue the residency program for young artists and curators from the cities of Berlin and Lagos, Nigeria. The project, which was initiated in 2015 and has been renewed and expanded since then, is a cooperation between Goethe-Institut Nigeria and Arthouse Foundation in Lagos and the Center for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U)SAVVY Contemporary, the Office of Art and Culture in Berlin Mitte in conjunction with Galerie Wedding – Space for Contemporary Art in Berlin.

For Goethe-Institut Nigeria, that finances the residency, the exchange program means a deepening of the relationship between Germany and Nigeria and also an opportunity for a change in perspective with the interested public. Since its beginning, the aim of the exchange program is to offer an individualized opportunity that includes a working permit expanding over several weeks, consulting, contact, and exchange possibilities and further the opportunity to present the final results within different formats.

For the first time, the exchange program works in both directions. Two young artists and curators living in Berlin will be offered a six-week stay at Lagos while simultaneously one artist or curator from Lagos will be resident in Berlin for three month. The three participating artists and curators are connected throughout the program and will meet each other.

Part of the application should be the description of the intended project. The media can be chosen freely within the field of the visual artists and performances but should deal with the topic of “Unsustainable Privileges”. The endeavor is a comparison and/or collision of perspectives from the North and the South that each participated brings into the project and experiences in the particular country.

The Goethe-Institut :
The globally active cultural institute promotes knowledge of the German language abroad, cultivates international cultural cooperation and provides a comprehensive image of Germany. The name of the Goethe-Institut in Germany stands for 159 institutes in 98 countries, of which 12 are Goethe-Institut in Germany and offeres around 100 residency programs each year.

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Residency Berlin-Lagos 2018
Residency Lagos-Berlin 2018