RAW Material Company
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.
Provided, up to 5 artists.
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.