perfocraZe International Artist Residency

crazinisT artisT studiO, Kumasi, Ghana
Deadline: 05 August 2023

pIAR, 2022. Courtesy of perfocraZe International Artist Residency

pIAR, 2022. Courtesy of perfocraZe International Artist Residency

Applications for the 2024 Artist Residency Program are open from 4th May until 5th of August 2023 (11:59PM GMT). The earlier you apply the higher your chances! Successful applicants will be notified by the 25th August 2023.

perfocraZe International Artist Residency- [pIAR] is founded by a Ghanaian trans-woman, Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi, an international 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 prioritise bridging the gab 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 invites new applications from international and local artists to be considered for the 6th annual edition (pIAR 2024). Successful applicants will stay for a period of not less than 4 (four) weeks between 1st JANUARY 2024 and 31st AUGUST 2024. 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.

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