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NAFASI ART SPACE PROVIDES A SUPPORTIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CREATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTISTS TO CREATE

ARTIST MEMBERSHIP AT NAFASI ART SPACE

Nafasi is both a collective and a network that supports the development and professionalisation of artists. Artist members of the organisation have access to individual or shared production studios, opportunities for learning and exchange through workshops and collaborations with visiting artists-in-residence from around the world, mentorship and support from Nafasi’s administrative and curatorial team, and priority opportunities to showcase their work through Nafasi’s various public platforms such as exhibitions, festivals, and other public art events.

Studio members receive subsidised studio spaces and can stay at Nafasi for up to five years, conditional on annual reviews of their studio payment, presence, and participation in Nafasi’s activities. Nafasi also offers general membership, which does not include an individual studio but provides access to Nafasi’s general and shared spaces and all other benefits of membership.

At the end of 2019, many of our long-time members will be leaving their studios at Nafasi and becoming Alumni members. We will welcome a new cohort of student members in early 2020, who will receive training and mentorship and have access to shared studio spaces as they develop their art practice and launch their careers. At the end of a one-year Nafasi Academy course, they will have the opportunity to join the organisation as full studio members.

An annual call for new studio and general members will be launched after the transition of leaving members so that Nafasi will have time to repair and ready the space for new occupants. Check this page for updates!

CALL FOR STUDENT MEMBERS

Nafasi Academy is a pilot learning programme for aspiring and emerging visual artists from underrepresented groups to improve and explore their artistic skills. Women, youth (18+), and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

// Application Procedures

Please submit your completed application via this Google Form.

Additional information and instructions are contained within the google form and PDF below.

WITO KWA WANACHAMA WANAOJIFUNZA

Huu ni mpango mpya wa mafunzo hapa Nafasi Art Space ili kuwasaidia wasanii kutoka katika makundi yenye uhitaji na wale walio na nia ya thabiti ya kuendeleza uwezo wao wa sanaa za ufundi. Wanawake, vijana (miaka 18+), na watu wenye ulemavu wanahamasishwa kutuma maombi.

// Taratibu za Maombi

Tafadhali wasilisha fomu iliyojazwa kwa ukamilifu kwa njia ya Fomu ya Google 

Taarifa zaidi zinapatikana kwenye fomu na PDF hapo chini.

IF YOU PREFER TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION OFFLINE – DOWNLOAD THE PDF VERSION BELOW

HIGHLIGHTS FROM NAFASI ARTISTS

 

Our work provides local employment; gives artists a vibrant place to create, learn, and exchange; and offers an extensive programme of free and inclusive events for all.

OUR EXHIBITIONS

OUR ARTIST MEMBERS

WHY?

Our capacity and infrastructure help build on the artistic and entrepreneurial traffic between the artists, the public, and the artists’ clients. It also supports the sustainability of the centre with increased income through membership fees for the studios, venue rental, workshop and meeting space, and events.

Our objectives are to help set up the physical infrastructure for the artists to work in, as well as create a platform for public and business to find artistic services in a centre that can sustain itself over time.

Click the images on the left to read more about each artist.