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
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. The residency programme 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.
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.
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.
Our annual call for Artists in Residence is open in October. Please check this page for updates.