Call for applications

Open Call for Angolan Artists

Delfina Foundation/Espaço Luanda Art, London, United Kingdom
Deadline: 10 March 2019

Open Call for Angolan Artists

With support from ELA – Espaço Luanda Arte, DF is offering a two-month residency for an artist from Angola. The residency period is Summer 2019 during our Open Season. The exact dates will be clarified soon; however, generally DF’s June to late September.

Through an interrelated programme of residencies, exhibitions, and events, Delfina Foundation (DF) provides a platform for artists, curators and thinkers to experiment with bold ideas, explore connections, learn new skills, and build collaborations with colleagues, communities and institutions.

DF’s residency programme is structured around seasons, which are:

Thematic: concentrated on advancing art and knowledge production in the following areas: The Politics of Food, Performance as Process, The Public Domain, Collecting as Practice, and Art, Science and Technology.  More information about our thematic residencies can be found here.

Open: dedicated to supporting independent projects without particular outcomes

This two-month residency will be part of Delfina Foundation’s open programme.

Generally, Delfina Foundation’s residencies provide selected artists with an opportunity to engage in and gain exposure to the UK’s art and cultural scene.  Therefore, this opportunity suits artist who are emerging to mid-career with less international/UK experience.

Delfina Foundation will develop a loosely structured series of events and activities enabling the selected artist to:

  • Research and develop areas of interest;
  • Develop skills via training and mentoring;
  • Access information and resources through independent study, field trips and workshops; and
  • Participate in both internal and external/public events.



  • A eight-week residency in London, including one return, economy-class flight, and a living allowance for food/per diems and materials;
  • A single bedroom at DF, which is a shared house with some shared facilities, such as the laundry room, kitchen, and dining room;
  • Opportunities to engage in the art scene in UK through structured and independent time and activities; and
  • Access to a programme of planned group activities and visits to cultural organisations in the UK.


  • An Angolan citizen;
  • Seeking an opportunity to develop his/her practice and the concepts of his/her artistic work;
  • Able to explain how the experience of an international residency may benefit his/her career development and local networks; and
  • Proficient in English.
  • Additionally, the artist will need to obtain travel insurance to cover medical emergencies, theft and other accidents.



Applicants are expected to submit:

  • The completed application form
  • A CV detailing recent projects, exhibitions, workshops and residencies
  • At least 10 high-quality images of your previous projects or exhibitions, which could include unrealised proposals


Please submit only electronic copies of the above documents to following email address:


For more details and to apply click here.





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