The Rele Arts Foundation Young Contemporaries initiative was created in 2016 to provide a critical and enabling platform for a new generation of emerging artistic talent in Nigeria and around Africa. Since it’s inception, the program has provided the enabling environment for young artists to be part of the evolving discourse on cutting-edge artistic practice, art and activism, and critical issues that impact the immediate Nigerian/African and global contexts. As conversations on art and politics, identity and nationhood, gender and sexuality become increasingly important in Africa, these young artists as concerned citizens address cultural biases that mitigate these topical issues.
For the 2021 edition, we are inviting young Artists from all over Africa to participate in an intense training and mentorship boot camp where the most promising artists will be selected to be a part of the Young Contemporaries 2021 program and exhibition.
April 30, 2021
BOOT CAMP DATES
June 16 – 30, 2021
The program is open to visual artists from all African regions under 35 with an active practice
Applicants can apply by sending the following information in ONE PDF FILE, with the subject line “Young Contemporaries BootCamp Application” via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All information submitted must be in English.
C.V. (TO INCLUDE PERSONAL DETAILS OF APPLICANT & CONTACT INFORMATION): Applicants must provide their name, age, country/state of origin, details of school/university attended, and qualification obtained, a current address and contact information.
STATEMENT OF INTENT: Applicants will be required to provide an artist statement/statement of intent that gives a background to their artistic practice as well as areas of interest. (300 words)
PORTFOLIO/WORK SAMPLE: Artists may send up to 5 work samples, a combination of images and/or audio, video files. Artists may also provide video links (from their personal site or from video hosting sites such as Vimeo or youtube).
Applications containing images and documents that are not attached according to the guidelines above will NOT be reviewed.
FEE Successful applicants will not be required to pay any application fee.
Notifications of the results will be sent via email by May 31st, 2021. Please make sure that the email address provided on the application form is an account that you check regularly.