The Waaw Centre
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.
Exhibition, event, artist talk or workshop possible, but not obligatory.
5 spaces (sized from 12 to 16 m2) are available for work. There is a good library on site, basic woodworking tools, leatherwork tools and a sewing machine.
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.
Tools and musical instruments can be borrowed or rented outside the centre. Waaw is surrounded by tailors and carpenters with whom you can collaborate.
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.