INVITATION OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014 OYASAF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), a non-profit organization in Nigeria established in the year 2007, welcomes applications for its 2014 Graduate Fellowship in Nigerian visual art and culture for non-Nigerian scholars.
OYASAF is widely acknowledged as Nigeria's largest and most comprehensive private art collection and offers an opportunity to study and research into Nigerian visual art and culture.
It holds over 7000 works of art of different categories of Nigerian and other visual art of the world in its collection with works in all the five areas of Nigerian art ranging from contemporary to modern paintings and sculptures, antiques, traditional and neo traditional African art.
The art works in OYASAF include the works of earliest Nigerian contemporary artists from Aina Onabulu, Akinola Lashekan, Ugorgi, Ben Enwonwu, Okaybulu, Nike Davis-Okundaye, to Charles Shainumi, Okpu Eze, Clary Nelson Cole, Kolade Osinowo, David Dale, Simon Okeke, Isiaka Osunde, Abayomi Barber, Moses Ajiboye, Olu Amoda, El Anatsui, Peju Alatise, Ben Osawe, Bruce Onabrakpeya, Moyo Ogundipe, Lara Ige-Jacks, Susanne Wenger, Theresa Akinwale, Uzo Egonu, Jimoh Akolo, Dele Jegede, Lamidi Fakeye, Uche Okeke, Erhabor Emopkae, Kunle Filani, Tola Wewe, Adeola Balogun, Osahene Kainebi, Segun Aiyesan, Chuks Kwubiri, Kelani Abass, Moyo Okediji, Rom Isichie, Fidelis Oyiogu, Nelson Okoh etc, etc, etc.
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE OYASAF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ARE:
(1) 25 days lodging in Lagos, in a room of a flat near the foundation.
(2) Stipend of N60, 000
(3) Open access to artworks and practicing artists.
(4) Airport Pick-up and drop off.
(5) Office Space with internet access and electrical power supply at all times.
(6) Library support for research.
(7) Transportation for research (as available) which would not include satisfying grantees tourism interests.
REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS:
(1).Candidates must be enrolled as graduate students in accredited Universities in Europe, Canada, USA, Latin America and Asia, Australia, North Africa and South Africa, pursuing studies in Nigerian art and culture.
(2).Grantees will be expected to make one presentation in OYASAF standard format, at an interactive session with scholars/artists during their stay with OYASAF.
(3). Grantees will also be expected to complete OYASAF prepared evaluation forms for delivery to the foundation at their time of departure.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
1-2 pages introducing each applicant, posted on the internet and addressed to OYASAF describing research interests and explaining how this fellowship will support the applicant's research. Each candidate must accompany their application with a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of their institution dispatched independently to OYASAF.
Applications must be received by close of business hours in Nigeria on Friday 14th of March 2014. The Board of Trustees will thereafter review the applications and announce the winners on the 26th of March 2014 on the OYASAF website.
OYASAF WEBSITE: www.nigerianartoyasaf.org
(1).Mr. Ian Bourland of the University of Chicago (USA).
(2).Ms. Janine Systma of the University of Wisconsin (USA). She was also supported in her subsequent one year (1yr) fulbright scholarship program in Nigeria
(3). Ms. Rachel Amaa-asaa Engmann of Stanford University, (USA).
(4). Andrea Bauer of the University of Vienna (Austria).
(5). Nomusa Makhubu of Rhodes University (South Africa)
(6). Ms. Kathleen Coates of the Iziko Museum of Cape Town (South Africa).
(7). Ms. Erica Agyeman of the Columbia University, New York (USA)
(8). Amanda Hellman of the Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
(9). Erin Rice of the University of Bern, Switzerland
(10) Amber Ekong Croyle graduate of the Pomona College, Claremont, California (USA)
(11). Ms. Kimberli Gant of the University of Texas-Austin (USA)
(12). Ms. Jessica Williams of the University of Maryland –College Park (USA)
Prince (Engr) Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon
Founder / CEO
Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF)
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