Alert! The Africa Centre has announced the winners of the 2015 Artists In Residency Programme.
The residencies, which have been running since 2011, are available to artists in all stages of career development across all disciplines: visual arts, performing arts, creative and literary arts, film, music and curatorial practice. Winners are given the opportunity to participate in residency programmes throughout the world.
The Africa Centre received a large number of applications this year, and shortlisted over 65 artists in December.
Nine winners have been announced, including two writers: South African Masande Ntshanga (left) and Nana Oforiatta Ayim from Ghana.
Congratulations to the winners!
2015 Artists In Residency Programme winners:
Collin Sekajugo (Uganda | Visual Artist) – Jiwar, Spain
Francois Knoetze (South Africa | Visual Artist) – Nafasi Arts Space, Tanzania
Kato Change (Kenya | Performance Artist) – Instituto Sacatar, Brazil
Liza Grobler (South Africa | Visual Artist) – Khoj, India
Masande Ntshanga (South Africa | Author) – Bundanon Trust, Australia
Nana Oforiatta Ayim (Ghana | Author) – Instituto Sacatar, Brazil
Richard Mudariki (Zimbabwe | Visual Artist) – Fountainhead, USA
Tamrat Gezahagne Gero (Ethiopia | Visual Artist) – Jiwar, Spain
Wallen Mapondera (Zimbabwe | Visual Artist) – Kuona Trust, Kenya
Image of Nana Oforiatta Ayim courtesy of Asiko Art School