Curating Research Visual Arts
French, English
Minimum of 4 weeks
Paid by artist 

Residency fee: 4 weeks: 650€, 6 weeks: 950€, 8 weeks: 1200€

Application guidelines 
  • A cover letter
  • A project description
  • A full resume and a short bio
  • A headshot in high resolution

RAW Material Company

RAW Material Company

RAW Residency


RAW Material Company is a centre for art, knowledge and society. It is an initiative involved with curatorial practice, artistic education, residencies, knowledge production, and archiving of theory and criticism on art.

It works to foster appreciation and growth of artistic and intellectual creativity in Africa. The programme is trans-disciplinary and is equally informed by literature, film, architecture, politics, fashion, cuisine and diaspora.

RAW Material Company’s residency programme was launched in 2011 and has welcomed since then more than 25 artists, writers, researchers, curators and urban planners from various professional and cultural background in Dakar. The residency programme is open to  artists working in any medium, to authors, curators, filmmakers, architects, photographers, researchers or doctoral students.


1 public talk on your work during the time of your residency.

Accommodation Information 

Provided, up to 5 artists.

Studio Information 

Provided (20-30m2)

Technical Information 

Provided for residents:

  • permanent coordination and orientation of your project
  • access to the intellectual and artistic scene
  • research and production assistance
  • library specialiazed in contemporary art

These spaces are located in two venues within walking distance of each other, in the neighborhood of Sicap Amitié 2 and Zone B. Dakar city centre is accessible in a few minutes, by public transport and taxi.

4074 bis Sicap Amitié 2
+221 33 864 0249

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