Expired: BLACK ROCK SENEGAL: RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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Deadline

15 April 2019

Opportunity Description

Black Rock Senegal is a multi-disciplinary residency program developed by artist Kehinde Wiley that brings together an international group of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers to join him at his studio on the westernmost point of the coast of Africa.

Residents will be invited to Dakar for between one and three months to live and create works at Black Rock. During their stay, residents will be introduced to local artists, artisans, and arts organizations in and around Dakar as well as in other regions of Senegal.

Black Rock seeks to support new artistic creation by promoting conversations and collaborations that are multigenerational, cross-cultural, international, and cross-disciplinary. Black Rock takes its physical location as a point of departure to incite change in the global discourse around Africa in the context of creative evolution.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following to APPLY@BLACKROCKSENEGAL.ORG:

All Applicants

  • An indication of whether you would prefer to stay at Black Rock Senegal for one, two, or three months. Indication, in order of preference, of three possibilities for which month you would like to arrive. Please note that this application cycle is directed only towards residencies between the months of June 2019 and February 2020.
  • A current CV.
  • A cover letter that includes an explanation of your interest in participating in Black Rock Senegal, a detailed description of your artistic practice, and how you see that this residency might add to your current work. Please also use this opportunity to note any current/ongoing projects that you think we should be aware of while reviewing your application.
  • A project proposal for what you would like to create while you are in residence at Black Rock Senegal.
  • A portfolio of past works – please see below for more information on what should be included in the portfolio, depending on your preferred medium. Please also note that the portfolio should be compiled as a single, organized document or folder. Please do not send a link to a website in lieu of a portfolio.

Painters and Textile Artists

  • A portfolio showcasing between fifteen and twenty past works.
  • To accompany all listed works please provide images of the work, exact mediums, and dates of completion.

Sculptors

  • A portfolio showcasing between five and ten past works.
  • To accompany all listed works please provide images of the work, exact mediums, and dates of completion.

Film Makers

  • A portfolio showcasing between three and ten past works. Please provide a total of at least twenty minutes of footage and no more than four hours.
  • To accompany all listed works please provide 150-word abstracts, exact durations, and dates of completion. In lieu of emailed files, we will accept downloadable links that are clearly labeled.

Photographers

  • A portfolio showcasing between fifteen and twenty past works.
  • To accompany all listed works please provide images of the work, exact mediums, and dates of completion.

Writers

  • 3-5 writing samples, not to exceed 15,000 words in full.
  • To accompany all listed works please include total word-counts and dates of completion. Where relevant please also note dates and places of publication.
  • For pieces that are longer than 1,000 words, please provide 150-word abstracts to accompany the works.

Mixed-Media

  • A portfolio showcasing between ten and fifteen past works.
  • To accompany all listed works please provide images of the work, exact mediums, and dates of completion.