Language 
English, French, Wolof, Finnish, Swedish
Founded 
2012
Duration 
1 to 2 months
Paid by host 

Waaw will provide individual project assistance before and during your stay, including establishing professional contacts in Senegal and French and Wolof language assistance. They also offer space for possible exhibitions or events.

Paid by artist 

Accommodation costs between 300 and 400 euro a month. A non-refundable registration fee of €150, which counts towards the total amount, should be paid to Waaw upon acceptance onto the programme. There is also a €100 deposit to pay (to cover any damages to equipment etc), which is normally paid back at your departure.

Application guidelines 

Informal application letter, with a short concrete project plan if relevant. No particular outcome is required, but project-based residencies with relevance to the Senegalese context and the local creative community are given priority. Please contact them by email only.

Deadline 
20/03/2018 20/09/2018

The Waaw Centre

The Waaw Centre

Description 

The aim of the Waaw centre is to promote African and Senegalese culture as well as creative exchanges. Waaw is open to representatives of all artistic and academic disciplines, but especially professionals in visual arts, crafts and design are encouraged to apply.

Outcome 

Exhibition, event, artist talk or workshop possible, but not obligatory.

Accommodation Information 

Accommodation is arranged in a building owned by a local family, where 4-5 bedrooms are at organizers' disposal. Accommodation includes bed linen, use of kitchen and wi-fi connection.

Studio Information 

5 spaces (sized from 12 to 16 m2) are available for work. There are basic woodworking tools.

Technical Information 

Tools, musical instruments, space for dance/performances can be rented cheaply outside the centre.

Location 

Waaw is situated in the middle of the colonial town of Saint-Louis, on an island in the river Senegal at a stone's throw from the Atlantic. Local cultural traditions are strong and diverse and includes music, dance and various crafts.

Address: 
Rue Blaise Diagne
Saint-Louis
Senegal
Telephone 
+221 33 961 00 92 (Senegal); +358 40 761 79 45 (Europe)

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