Since 2011 our residency programme has offered visiting artists the opportunity to exchange, grow, and devote time to their artistic practice within a dynamic and vibrant environment among a welcoming community of artists.
The AIR program is part of our objective to create a critical creative and learning environment to stimulate the discovery and creation of contemporary art in Tanzania, through production and an open and active art exchange within the region and beyond. So far, Nafasi’s residency programme has hosted more than 30 artists from 10+ countries.
Nafasi’s 2020 AIR programme is set to see some exciting additions. Our partnership with Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, now entering its third year of fostering exchanges in the SADC region, will continue to offer 3 artists a chance to join us for a funded residency. While a new project supported by Hivos Voicewill provide the same opportunity for three more artists of any nationality.
We are open to artists of ALL disciplines, painters, sculptors, welders, printmakers, performers, dancers, video artists, photographers as well as writers, curators and researchers.
The residencies will range from 4-6 weeks. Applicants will not be judged solely on the strength of their work but also on their willingness to share their expertise with others through workshops, outreaches and other skills exchanges. Ideal candidates should also demonstrate close consideration of context and possible ways of engaging the local artistic community in their endeavours.
For Voice applicants special consideration will be given to those that display passion for activism, inclusion and social equality.
We also accept additional artists, locally or internationally, on a self-funded basis.