CALLING YOUNG KENYAN ARTIST: NEW ARTISTS RESIDENCY CALL FROM KENYA ARTS DIARY

Subject: Calling all Young Kenyan Artists to apply: Brand New Kenya Arts Diary ‘Young Kenyan Artists Art Residency Award’ Successful applicant will receive: • A full fee waiver for one month to work and reside full time at either Kuona Trust, Kitengela Glass Trust or Paa ya Paa Art Centre. • Funding to support art expenses (art materials, art workshops & art centre visits) • Access to a work station within a high quality artistic working environment where mentoring will be available in everything from artistic techniques and production to the business of marketing, pricing and selling one’s art • A bursary of KSh5000 a week for four weeks Background The Kenya Arts Diary has been coming out with a calendar cum catalogue of contemporary Kenyan art for the last three years. In that time, the Diary has been constructed by volunteers who care deeply about the development of Kenyan art and artists. To that end, the KAD crew highlighted the works of more than 200 artists, including brief biographies of the artists and means of contacting them directly. From the outset, the Diary’s founder, Nani Croze, has had a vision of assisting ‘emerging’ Kenyan artists in tangible, practical terms. The KAD Art Residency for Young Kenyan Artists is the expression of that vision. We are setting no age limit on applicants apart from their need to be a minimum of 18 years. This year we will only select one Art Residency awardee, but we look forward to expanding the residency to include more than one awardee in future, depending on the result of this first year. At the end of the four week residency, the artist will be given an Open Day exhibition of the work he or she has produced during the month. He or she will also be invited to make a presentation about the work produced and the process of participating in the KAD art residency. Criteria for Applicants The applicant must be: – a minimum of 18 years of age – available to reside at the art centre for one full month – a practicing artist who has already committed himself or herself to work as an artist on a full-time basis – prepared to send us images of at least three examples of their artwork – prepared to send a brief (maximum 50 words) bio about yourself, including your contacts, education background, current work station and CV. – prepared to write a 100 word (maximum) statement of purpose explaining what you intend to do during the art residency and why you feel you should be the first recipient of the KAD art residency award. – prepared to attend an interview in person the Kenya Arts Diary arts committee. Deadline for receipt of your application including your bio, images and statement of purpose is JULY 30, 2013 at 12 noon. Send your application by email to KenyaArtsDiary@gmail.com or hand-deliver it to Kuona Trust. Applications received after this date and time will be kept on file as reserves. The Art Residency will run from mid-August to mid-September 2013. OPEN DAY PRESENTATION During the open day presentation, the award winning artist may discuss any of the following issues: • Key issues, areas or questions explored in your art • How your Statement of Purpose relates to the artwork you produced during your art residency • Methods, techniques and media used during the art residency • If you were assisted by fellow artists or mentors, what form did that assistance take • Recommendations for future KAD art residencies. INQUIRIES For answers to any questions you may have, email KenyaArtsDiary@gmail.com.

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