News and Opportunities

 

Our core digital artist residency programme runs annually with selection taking place in spring followed by a launch in late summer. It is underpinned by an evolving roster of opportunities aimed at engaging and supporting artists, curators, researchers, designers or otherwise working within the creative fields. All upcoming open calls can be found on this page. If you are interested in discussing potential projects that sit outside of what we currently offer please get in touch by emailing info@guestprojects.com

My Practice After Guest Projects Digital 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

My Practice After Guest Projects Digital 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

In 2021 Akwasi Bediako Afrane received the Guest Projects Digital 2021 Artist in Focus Award, an opportunity to showcase his practice across the Guest Projects, Yinka Shonibare Foundation and G.A.S. Foundation digital channels. We caught up with him recently to find out more about the developments in his professional career since working with us.

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Apply Now: G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022

Apply Now: G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022

In tandem with the launch of our international artist residency programme in Nigeria, Guest Artist Space (G.A.S.) and Yinka Shonibare Foundation are delighted to announce a call out for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Awards.

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Residency Call Out: UAL Art for the Environment Residency Programme

Residency Call Out: UAL Art for the Environment Residency Programme

We are excited to announce a new call out in partnership with the University of the Arts London and Art for the Environment (AER) residency programme.

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Artist in Residence: Steloolive

Artist in Residence: Steloolive

From 1st to 27th November Guest Projects Digital will be revealing the process behind the realisation of Oracle Afronaut, an ambitious new work by internationally renowned Ghanian performance artist and Guest Projects Digital Artist in Residence, Steloolive.

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Artist in Residence: Djofray Makumbu

Artist in Residence: Djofray Makumbu

From 4th to 30th October Guest Projects Digital is revealing intimate insights into the process and layered multidisciplinary practice of British Congolese artist Djofray Makumbu.

 

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Artist in Focus: Baff Akoto

Artist in Focus: Baff Akoto

From 20th September until 2nd October Guest Projects Digital is spotlighting the work of conceptual artist Baff Akoto across both the website and Guest Projects social channels as part of the 2021 programme. 

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Artist in Focus: Denyse Gawu-Mensah

Artist in Focus: Denyse Gawu-Mensah

From 6th September until 18th September Guest Projects Digital is spotlighting the work of Ghanaian artist Denyse Gawu-Mensah across both the website and Guest Projects social channels as part of the 2021 programme. 

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Artist in Focus: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

Artist in Focus: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

From 23rd August until 4th September Guest Projects Digital will be spotlighting the work of Ghanaian artist Akwasi Bediako Afrane across both the website and Guest Projects social channels as part of the 2021 programme. 

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Announcing Guest Projects Digital 2021

Announcing Guest Projects Digital 2021

The second edition of the digital artist residency programme returns with an exciting new cohort of creative practitioners from Africa and its Diaspora.

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The 2020 Digital Residency Award

The 2020 Digital Residency Award

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation is pleased to announce the selected group to receive a residency at Guest Projects Digital.  A Graveyard of Ideas I 07.09.20 - 03.10.20 The project seeks to erect a digital monument dedicated to the harnessing of failures by asking: what kind of possibilities would we unlock if we considered failure not as a wall that ends a life but as a window into...

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Thank you for the support

Thank you for the support

We are thrilled to announce that the Yinka Shonibare Foundation, with support from Gasworks and the Triangle Network, has been awarded funding by the London Community Response Fund, administered by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, to support artists to develop new work via Guest Projects Digital from June - October 2020. 

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Artists Open Call

Artists Open Call

This first residency calls out is for collaborations between artists and curators, in particular, those of African descent living and working in London, UK and Lagos, Nigeria.

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