Art Noise - open call for 2 residencies

Art Noise - open call for 2 residencies

The platform Art Noise celebrates Africa's multiculturalism and diversity from pre-, post-colonial and contemporary eras, with the mission to empower independent visual creators who are interested in African art and culture, and are also interested in creating a future career as African visionaries. Currently, they have to open calls: The Artnoise Artist in Residence in Karen Village and The altreviolett Music Residency.

The Artnoise Artist in Residence in Karen Village is a fully funded residency program which provides time and space for visual artists, curators, and arts professionals to create, research, experiment, cultivate new directions in their work as well as execute new projects. In addition to a shared studio space and living facilities, artists are surrounded by a community of artistic peers and have the opportunity to learn from their peers in a tranquil cultural environment. Artnoise Artist in Residence offers opportunities to work away from the constraints of everyday life. Participants are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to extensive facilities to further develop production techniques. Knowledgeable staff are available to provide technical support and assistance.

Visual artists, designers, curators, art writers, cultural students, applied artists researchers, and other arts professionals who are interested in drawing inspiration from African arts and cultures whether they speak English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese or German.

The program is fully funded and admitted applicants are selected based on the selection criteria: Artistic ambition Innovation Social impact Uniqueness. Travel Allowance is now available for this program, simply send an email to hello@artnoiseng.com or Artnoiseng@gmail.com to be considered. The residency includes:

  • Shared Room: The program includes shared living within Karen Village for the duration of your program.
  • Funding: Participants of the program can request funding and support for their projects as needed.
  • Regular Meal Plan: Using a meal ticket system to dine on at a local canteen, the flexible meal plans allow you to select meals according to your own needs during your stay.
  • Studio Time: Every member of the program is allowed full access to Karen Village studios.
  • Showcase your work: This program offers opportunities to showcase your work in a final exhibition.
  • Participant Resources: Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by the Participant Resources team.
  • Technical Support: Support for production, technical assistance and communication assistance.
  • Other Resources: Studio visits and Professional networking with the Kenyan Art community.

Deadline for applying is March 29, 2019

  • Individual applications: Kindly fill the application form and make the Application fee ($35) and Registration payments.
  • Group applications: The collective leader must complete a single application form, make application payments ($35 for Application fee for Individuals and $15 per additional member for collectives) and registration and upload supporting material.

The altreviolett Music Residency has been designed to meet the needs of emerging or independent individuals or groups who are ready to take the next step in their careers and artistic development. It offers them a unique opportunity to write, rehearse, and record new music in a ten-week stint at exclusive living quarters in Toronto, Canada as a way to plug into the influence of the growing hip-hop and afro music scene, find new inspiration in the city and bring more into day-to-day life. 

The artists will focus on developing their sound and creating new material through self-study and interaction with the city, with the program director on hand to support you and help you find the right inspiration. There will also be plenty of time to collaborate with fellow artists, creatives of other disciplines during the program, exchange ideas and spark off each other. Each artist or group will have 2 hours of studio time daily, paid online courses, their own dedicated rehearsal space, production support to assist in the creation of new material.  Recording is a central part of this residency. Artists will spend a large period of time each day in a recording studio within Toronto. These sessions are intended to give artists an opportunity to experiment with new approaches to production, arrangement, recording, and performance in the studio. On average, participants are able to record two to three songs over the course of this residency, and all recorded materials remain the property of the artist. 

This program is aimed at emerging or independent artists who are influenced in any form by afro music and cultures, hip-hop sounds who would benefit from time in the studio, with the opportunity to collaborate with peers, take professional courses and meet potential mentors. Artists will be allowed to break their program schedule into 3 micro-trimesters (3-3-4 week) and are allowed to opt out of any 2 sections of the program depending on their yearly schedule; however, all artists who are entered into the program must make the program aware of their schedule beforehand. The residency includes:

  • Shared Room: The program includes a shared bedroom on exclusive living quarters in the heart of Toronto for the duration of your program. 
  • Regular Meal Plan: Using a meal ticket system to dine on at a local canteen, the flexible meal plans allow you to select meals according to your own needs during your stay. 
  • Funding: Participants of the program can request funding and support for their projects as needed. 
  • Studio Time: Every member of the program is allocated 1-2 hours of studio time daily which they can use in joint or single sessions depending on their relationship with others.
  • Recording Opportunities – Demo recordings: you’ll have the option to record up to 30 minutes of music at a reduced rate as part of your program. These recordings are intended to be used for auditions or personal promotion, not for commercial purposes. 
  • Studio recordings: commercial recordings can also be integrated into a music residency at normal rates. 
  • Showcase your work: This program offers opportunities to showcase your work during the final exhibition. 
  • Participant Resources: Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by the Participant Resources team. 
  • Technical Support: Support for production, technical assistance and communication assistance. 
  • Other Resources: Studio visits and Professional networking with the Canadian music community.
  • Travel Allowance is now available for this program, simply send an email to  hello@artnoiseng.com or Artnoiseng@gmail.com when uploading your application to be considered.   

Deadline for applying is March 29, 2019

  • Individual applications: Kindly fill the application form and make the Application fee ($51.50) and Registration payments.
  • Group applications: The collective leader must complete a single application form, make application payments ($51.50 for Application fee for Individuals and $35 per additional member for collectives) and registration and upload supporting material.
  • Examination Registration fee $50 for the exam registration per individual. Deadline for exam registration is 48 hours before your exam date.  
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