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NAFASI ART SPACE SUPPORTS AND INSPIRES AN ACTIVE COLLECTIVE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTISTS AND HELPS TO STIMULATE CRITICAL DISCOURSE IN SOCIETY

HOW WE INSPIRE

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

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WORK BY ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

PREVIOUS AIR’s

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THE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM (AIR)

THE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM (AIR)

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 Voice will 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 endeavors.

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.

Please send portfolio, cv and proposed project to jesse@nafasiartspace.org to apply.

Feel free to get in touch with any remaining queries.

AIR ‘spec’ for Nafasi Art Space

The residency programme at Nafasi is an exchange programme. Therefore the incoming AIR will be expected to fully interact and possibly collaborate with our artist members. Nafasi is a truly multidisciplinary space so we welcome artists from the performing as well as visual arts.
AIR is open to artists from all backgrounds and disciplines.

We have a young contemporary art scene so we welcome those who would like to deliver technical and theoretical workshops around new ideas and concepts.

Nafasi supports the organisation of an open studio or exhibition for the visiting artist, giving AIRs an opportunity to present their work to the public and invited media, gaining visibility within Dar es Salaam and throughout the region.

ART TALKS

At least once per month, Nafasi hosts artist hangouts (or Art Talks), which bring together artists from different backgrounds and across disciplines to meet and discuss important themes and topics. Nafasi artists use hangouts to present their work and projects, while Artists in Residence use them get to know the Nafasi community and share their work and ideas. We also use artist hangouts to discuss current exhibitions and events.

The hangouts are a platform for artists to present and critique work and exchange ideas, plans, and inspiration with others.