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Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Femi Johnson

Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Femi Johnson

Femi Johnson is a Director and Producer working in the fields of arts and culture and its future in the context of Digital Adoption moving into a web3.0 meta world. He is also one of the seven artists who received the G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022, we asked for insight into how he has found the experience so far.

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Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Uzor Ugoala

Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Uzor Ugoala

Uzor Ugoala is one of the seven artists selected for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Award earlier this year. We spoke to him about his plans, aspirations and experience of the opportunity so far.

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Y.S.F. Joins the World Weather Network

Y.S.F. Joins the World Weather Network

We're excited to announce our participation in the World Weather Network, a ground-breaking alliance of 28 arts organisations from across the world formed in response to the global climate crisis.

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Quarterly Press Highlights

Quarterly Press Highlights

As we enter the second half of the year we wanted to share some of our press highlights from the last four months. The coverage is an exciting mix of articles and news pieces reporting on the local launch of Guest Artists Space as well as an exclusive first look at the Farm House in Ijebu.

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Announcing Chiizii as the Recipient of our Digital Research Residency

Announcing Chiizii as the Recipient of our Digital Research Residency

Guest Projects Digital is excited to announce Chiizii as the recipient of a new pilot Digital Research Residency. The initiative was conceived with the intention of providing an emerging, UK based African and/or Caribbean diaspora curator or artist, with an opportunity to lead a collaborative research project investigating the intersection of art and design, ecology and food or migration and identity.

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Announcing the G.A.S. Fellowship Award Recipients

Announcing the G.A.S. Fellowship Award Recipients

The call-out for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Award was announced in February 2022 in tandem with the local launch of Guest Artists Space. The fully supported opportunity was open to emerging creative practitioners across all disciplines living within the West African region and initially offered three one-month residencies across our sites in Lagos and Ikise.

It is with great pleasure that we present the first cohort of G.A.S. Fellowship Award recipients.

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We're Participating in 'Between Passion and Mission'

We're Participating in 'Between Passion and Mission'

On 20th May, Yinka Shonibare Foundation Managing Director, Belinda Holden, will be joining an exciting panel of speakers in Dusseldorf for Between Passion and Mission, an international symposium on the public relevance of privately funded art institutions hosted by Rhineland Independent. 

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Announcing the G.A.S. Fellowship Award Recipients

Announcing the G.A.S. Fellowship Award Recipients

The call-out for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Award was announced in February 2022 in tandem with the local launch of Guest Artists Space. The fully supported opportunity was open to emerging creative practitioners across all disciplines living within the West African region and initially offered three one-month residencies across our sites in Lagos and Ikise.

The judging panel was impressed by both the talent and breadth of creative disciplines. Following a review of all 160 applications submitted via the open call, they decided to increase the number of opportunities from three to seven fully funded residencies.

It is with great pleasure that we present the first cohort of G.A.S. Fellowship Award recipients.

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Meet TURN2 Resident Lynhan Balatbat Helbock

Meet TURN2 Resident Lynhan Balatbat Helbock

The first TURN2 resident to arrive in Lagos is Berlin based Lynhan Balatbat Helbock, a curator and researcher at SAVVY Contemporary, where she is part of the participatory archive project Colonial Neighbours. Ahead of her residency, which commences in May 2022, Lynhan discusses her practice and her hopes for the trip.

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Introducing the TURN2 Residencies

Introducing the TURN2 Residencies

TURN2 is a programme developed by the German Federal Cultural Foundation to facilitate artistic co-creation between Germany and African countries. The TURN2 Residencies were devised to facilitate research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners with curatorial experience based in Germany and on the African continent with ambitions to make them the starting point for more international collaborations and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

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TURN2 Residencies

TURN2 Residencies

TURN2 is a programme developed by the German Federal Cultural Foundation to facilitate artistic co-creation between Germany and African countries. The TURN2 Residencies were devised to facilitate research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners with curatorial experience based in Germany and on the African continent with ambitions to make them the starting point for more international collaborations and knowledge sharing opportunities.

The selected recipients of the residencies were announced in March 2021 following an open call and include curators Lynhan Balatbat Helbock, Miriam Bettin and Mahret Ifeoma Kupka who will be joining us in Lagos from May 2022. 

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