Call for applications

perfocraZe International Artist Residency

crazinisT artisT studiO, Kumasi, Ghana
Deadline: 27 June 2024

Courtesy of perfocraZe

Courtesy of perfocraZe

perfocraZe International Artist Residency- [pIAR] is founded by a Ghanaian trans-woman, Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi, an internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artivist, mentor, and a curator. pIAR is hosted by crazinisT artisT studiO located in the hub of Kumasi, the second largest city of Ghana and the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom. It is an interdisciplinary artists program, performance hatchery, incubator, laboratory and interactive platform aimed at promoting exchange between international and local artists, activists, researchers, curators and thinkers.

pIAR prioritises bridging the gap between the arts and the people as well reuniting the queer community and the family. pIAR was launched in 2018 after four years of its underground projects and has hosted over 120 artists from more than 25 countries since 2019.

pIAR is delighted to invite new applications from international and local artists to be considered for the 7th annual edition (pIAR 2025). Successful applicants will stay for a period of not less than 4 (four) weeks between 1st JANUARY 2025 and 31st AUGUST 2025. Artists in residence are guided to develop their projects focusing on processes, collaborations, critical investigations, researches, networking and experimentations. Participants in residence will be given the opportunities to share their experiences through discussions, research-workshops, presentations, art talks and lectures with Ghanaian artists, students and the local community.

Mode of Application

  1. Please read carefully before filling the form via the LINK BELOW. Application submissions outside of the FORM are not accepted.
  2. Deadline for application 27th June 2024 (11:59PM GMT)
  3. NO application FEE! NO Residency FEE!
  4. NOTE: Any change of residency months after the selection process will attract an administrative fee of 50 euros. (kindly check your availabilities before applying to avoid any fees)
  5. Prepare all documents before filling the form; the application processes CAN NOT be saved for later completion.
  6. Copy and paste the following documents into the appropriate text boxes provided in the form
    BIO (Not more than 300 words)
    CV (Not more than 1000 words)
    ARTIST STATEMENT (Not more than 300 words)
  7. Your bio and Artist Statement will be used for publications, advertisement and in promotional materials. Please do not try to impress with sensitive information you do not wish to share in public.
  8. Make sure you provide a non-expiring downloadable link to your portfolios Eg. Google drive, Dropbox, etc with open access or added password. (please strictly use the format below)
    Images -JPG/JPEG
    Videos- MP4/ MOV
  9. CONFIRMATION– You should see this pop up as soon as your application has been successfully submitted: “Success! Your form was sent. pIAR Team will contact you in the next few days. If in 60 days you do not receive any email from us, please do follow up via email:”
  10. If you encounter any difficulties in filling the application form, please send emails to to book appoint for help.
  11. Applicants shall be invited for online interview (ZOOM VIDEO CALL) within the first 6 weeks after their application is received.



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