Nuku Studio’s Art Residency

Nuku Studio, Tamale, Ghana
Deadline: 31 December 2023

Courtesy Nuku Studio

Courtesy Nuku Studio

Nuku Studio’s Art Residency at its Center for Photographic Research and Practice offers a home away from home, a quiet place to explore and experiment in a new environment. The 1-3 month residency program allows artists to work on a project of their choice, independently or through artistic exchanges with other local and international artists.

Nuku’s Center for Photographic Research and Practice is located in the heart of Tamale, a fast growing and developing city in Northern Ghana. It is Nuku´s mission to engage with the local community in Tamale and to nurture a sustainable creative working environment. Nuku Studio is well connected to other art centres in Tamale such as the Savannah Center for Contemporary Art, Red Clay and the Center for National Culture which allows artists of different disciplines to come together and exchange ideas.

As part of the Nuku’s Art Residency, artists are expected to present their work produced during the time of the residency and hold a public artist talk. Residents have the possibility to exhibit their work at Nuku Studio and engage in Nuku’s Creative Community Education Program.

Nuku Studio’s Art Resideny is open to artists of various disciplines such as photography, visual arts, writing, music, film making, performance, curatorial and educational research.


The fee includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner (all meals can be served vegetarian or vegan) and internet.

  • Self funding artists: 500€/month
  • Artist with institution support: 1000€/month

To support our programming, artists are encouraged to donate an artwork. Artworks will be put on sale to private and institutional buyers and collectors. The proceeds of sales will be shared between the artist and Nuku Studio.

The space:

The artist-in-residence will be accommodated in the residency house. The house includes:

  • 2 bedrooms with private bathroom
  • 3 bedrooms with a shared bathroom
  • a kitchen and a spacious living room.

(The rooms are air-conditioned and include fans.)

The location:

The residency house is located in Fuo, a calm and friendly living area, 15 min drive away from Nuku Studio. The best way to commute in Tamale is by Yellow Yellow (local tuc-tuc), though taxis and Bolt/Uber are available too.

How to apply?

Applications are excepted on a rolling basis (no deadline).

Please send us your:

  • Portfolio
  • CV, bio and artist statement
  • Residency proposal
  • Anything else that you feel will support your application

Please submit your application and portfolio via WeTransfer.

On request, Nuku Studio will support artists for funding and visa applications.

For submissions and further enquiries contact:, +233 (0) 372 095 771.


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