Written by PiNA January 24, 2024

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the STARTS4AFRICA Open Call for Artists, a pioneering initiative that will allow artists to address regional challenges around Food and Water, Digital Mapping and Speculative Landscapes, Culture and Coding, Wearable Technology and Smart Textile, Immersive Storytelling, Rethinking Sustainable Construction, and Speculative Urbanism.

Through 6-month residencies, STARTS4AFRICA will enhance art-driven innovation in four African countries: Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, and Nigeria. 

Who can apply?

STARTS4AFRICA calls for proposals from an individual artist or a collective of artists, with previous experience:

  • nationals of the countries covered by STARTS4AFRICA (DR Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tanzania) or permanent residents in any country in Sub-Saharan Africa; or,
  • artistic teams mixing artists from Europe and from Sub-Saharan African countries.

Selected Artists will benefit from up to € 35.000 for the residency! 

Besides that you will get access to resources/facilities of the Research Host Institution, participation in an individualised Mentoring Programme, access to the Europe-wide S+T+ARTS Network, visibility through high-impact communication activities to promote artistic output and its innovation spillovers, and many other perks.

Applications are open till February 18th, 2024, 17.00 Central European Time

You can read more information about the call, residencies and apply HERE.

The Consortium which PiNA is part of, along with the Residency Host Institutions, will be hosting a live-streamed How-to-Apply session, presenting the 8 Challenges, and providing insights on the application process, requirements, and submission. This will be a great opportunity for potential applicants to clarify any doubts they may have.

Artist Information Session will be held on January 25th 2024, at 11.00 Central European Time.

For the session, you can register HERE.

For more information, visit the STARTS4AFRICA Open Call for Artists page.

Don’t miss this opportunity!