The Women and Youth Art Foundation Art Residency Program 2013
This artist Retreat opportunity is offered by the Women and Youth Art Foundation, Ibadan, Nigeria: a not- for- profit initiative set up in 2004 with the aim of using art as a form of economic empowerment for women and youth as well as the underprivileged. It also fosters better group relations between people of different races, classes, religions and cultures. The Wy Art Foundation has organized several art projects in Nigeria. It has been at the forefront of teaching art within and outside the school environment through its innovative e-learning audiovisual materials. Through this international residency, it hopes to bring both local and international artists together to work on projects in jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, painting and Installation art.
The Women and Youth Art Foundation in collaboration with the Bronx Museum and the United States Department recently concluded the smARTpower Project -a series of community based projects in Ibadan and Lagos. See http://artists.smartpower.bronxmuseum.org/artists/partner/10
The Women and Youth Art Residency is best suited for a self-motivated independent spirited mid-career to established artist who will enjoy creating new and exciting works of art in Nigeria. Artists are free to work alone in traditional retreat style; however there are opportunities for artists to work with local artists, students and faculty at two affiliate universities- the University of Ibadan and the University of Lagos which serve as sites of cultural engagement for visiting artists. Furthermore, visiting artists may arrange for an exhibition of their works and or a public presentation. There are also opportunities to conduct academic research.
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