Artists In Residency 2015 finalists announced!

Doreen Baingana
Doreen Baingana

The Artists In Residency (AIR) programme has provided artists across discipline (visual arts; literary arts; performing arts; music & film) with the opportunity to participate in residency programmes throughout the world.

This year AIR received a record 423 complete applications across genres from 40 countries across the continent. After a rigorous selection process that invited a panel of seasoned advisors to peruse each application and weigh in their recommendations, the Africa Centre team is proud to present its shortlist of 68 of the continent’s most provocative, innovative and socially engaged artists to be considered for 15 residency opportunities available through partnerships with the following residencies: Bundanon Trust (Australia); Fountainhead (USA); Instituto Sacatar (Brazil); JIWAR Creation & Society (Spain); Khoj International Artists’ Association (India); Kuona Trust Arts Centre (Kenya); Nafasi Arts Space (Tanzania); & The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (Italy).

The folks in the category of literature/Creative Writing are:

  • Doreen Baingana (Uganda)
  • Gabeba Baderoon (South Africa)
  • John Sibi Okumu(Kenya)
  • Kerry Hammerton (South Africa)
  • Lauren Beukes (South Africa)
  • Liam Kruger (South Africa)
  • Masande Ntshanga (South Africa)
  • Nana Oforiatta Ayim (Ghana)
  • Sibabalwe Oscar Masinyana (South Africa)
  • Sindiwe Magona (South Africa)
  • Susan Kiguli (Uganda)
  • Titilope Sonuga (Nigeria)
  • Togara Muzanenhamo  (Zimbabwe)
  • Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe)

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