A new residency program in Namibia for artists from Germany
working across the fields of visual arts, literature/journalism, and
digital practices. Especially welcomed are Black persons and/or persons of
African descent living in Germany.
Akademie Schloss Solitude together with the National Art Gallery of Namibia and the Goethe-Institut Namibia is
establishing a new residency program that will be committed to a
long-term artistic and cultural exchange between Namibia and Germany.
With this call for applications, they offer artists from Germany,
especially persons of African descent living in Germany, the opportunity
to apply for a fellowship in Namibia.
The residencies are
organized in the framework of the project »Colonial Heritage – Shared
Futures« which aims for a collective engagement with the histories of
colonial relations between Namibia and Germany and the development of
new forms of artistic narratives around this topic. The project is
curated by the Namibian historian and activist Memory Biwa.
Artists across the fields of visual arts (also encompassing performance, sound, and socially-engaged art), literature/journalism (encompassing prose, poetry, as well as digital journalism), and digital practice (encompassing digital art, computing, hacking, gaming) can apply for a four-months residency. The fellowship will provide the opportunity to engage artistically with the project’s topics restitution/reparation, cultures of remembrance, and digital colonialism.
You are welcome to apply until June 27, 2020.
Further information on the benefits of the program and the application process can be found on Akademie Schloss Solitude's website.