Announcing the 2015 Artists In Residency (AIR) Shortlist

2015 Artists In Residency (AIR) Shortlist

The Africa Centre presents 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 68 shortlisted artists are:


Literature/Creative Writing:


Performing Arts:

Visual Arts:

The final AIR award laureates will be announced in early 2016. Started in 2011, Artists in Residency (AIR) Programme is a project of the Africa Centre. The 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.

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