Call for applications to the Africa Museum Residency Program 2021 for African Creatives (Funded)

Are you an artist, musician, journalist, architect, engineer or creative person? Are you particularly aware of the human impact on the environment, biodiversity, ecological knowledge and inspired by museum collections? 

Then you should apply for the The Africa Museum Residency Program 2021 for African Creatives.

The objective is to strengthen the exchange and dissemination of information and knowledge, to compare views, opinions and testimonies of colonial history and colonial memories, and of representations and status of African cultural heritage in Europe and Africa.

Application Deadline: June 11, 2021

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Benefits

Successful applicants get:

  • 12 weeks of residence from September 2021 onwards (subject to prevailing health regulations)
  • Access to the collections and archives of the Africa Museum as a place for the coproduction of knowledge
  • Coverage of transport / travel costs
  • Coverage of housing costs
  • Payment of a daily allowance (per diem) and fees
  • The residence will be the subject of an official agreement

Eligibility

The opportunity is open to :

  • African Creatives

Applications from people based in Central Africa are strongly encouraged.

Specifications

Objectives of the residency:

  • Offer a new vision or new perspectives on ecology
  • Generate creative output on the theme of ecological knowledge and environmental change inspired by the museum’s collections and archives
  • Contribute to a better understanding of the relationships between collections, environment, and people (source communities in particular)

Expectations from the guest in residence:

  • Oral presentation (Museum Talk) or participating in a round table discussion
  • Creative output in the form of an intervention in the permanent exhibition, a small exhibition, an installation / performance in the Africa Museum, a manifesto or even the creation of a tool or multimedia content.

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Application Instructions

Applications are to be submitted to jacky.maniacky@africamuseum.be  or isabelle.van.loo@africamuseum.be  

The following documents should be provided: CV, cover letter, description of the residency project and the envisaged result.

About the Africa Museum Residency Program

Africa Museum Residency Program

The AfricaMuseum has set up a residency program. The objective is to strengthen the exchange and dissemination of information and knowledge, to compare views, opinions and testimonies of colonial history and colonial memories, and of representations and status of African cultural heritage in Europe and Africa.

This call is addressed to artists, musicians, journalists, architects, engineers, creative people that are particularly aware of the human impact on the environment, biodiversity, ecological knowledge and inspired by museum collections. Applications from people based in Central Africa are strongly encouraged.

The residency is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union as part of the Taking Care project.

Objectives of the residency:

  • Offer a new vision or new perspectives on ecology
  • Generate creative output on the theme of ecological knowledge and environmental change inspired by the museum’s collections and archives
  • Contribute to a better understanding of the relationships between collections, environment, and people (source communities in particular)

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • Application Deadline is June 11, 2021
  • Selection would be announced at the end of June 2021.
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