Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence Artist Residency Fellowships 2020/2021

The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) invites artists from African (continental or diasporic) contexts to apply for fellowships in the Bay­reuth Academy of Advanced African Studies.



Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence Artist Residency Fellowships

In the academic year 2020-2021, the Bayreuth Academy offers two fellowships in coopera­tion with Iwalewahaus. These are designed to enable artists from African continental or di­asporic contexts to pursue projects of significance to the Cluster’s intellectual agenda while immersed in a vibrant community of researchers coming from more than fifteen academic disciplines, as well as other artists. Fellows will be in residence for a period ranging from one to six months, during which they will carry out their research in an efficiently managed en­vironment with excellent working conditions.

At the University of Bayreuth, Iwalewahaus is the home of a unique collection of modern and contemporary art from Africa. At the same time, it is a place for the production and presentation of contemporary art. Recent developments in contemporary African continental and diasporic cultures are presented and refined together with artists through various activities: exhibitions, academic research and teaching, curating the artistic collections and providing artist residence programs.


Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence Artist Residency Fellowships Eligibility

Artists from the continent or the African diasporas are eligible to apply. They may come from any field of the arts. The duration of the fellowship may range from one to six months between October 2020 and July 2021; the precise period and dates will be determined based on the preferences of the successful applicants. During the fellowship period, residence in Bayreuth is mandatory.

Eligible Groups: artists (visual artists, musicians, composers, writers, novelists, poets, dancers, etc.) from African (continental or diasporic) contexts

Value of Award: Fellows will be provided with adequately equipped working space and get access to the excellent library resources at the University of Bayreuth, as well as access to the collections and archives of Iwalewahaus. In terms of remuneration, fellowships include travel subsidies and a monthly fellowship, a living allowance and a mobility/family allowance (please refer to the
separate document “Financial Provisions” details in Link below).

Duration of Award: 1-6 months (between October 2020 and July 2021)

How to Apply for Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence Artist Residency Fellowships

The application process is facilitated through an online form (available in early June) that also allows you to upload the required documents: Link will follow shortly

For more information, visit the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence Artist Residency Fellowships.

Application Deadline: 30th June 2020, 23:59 CEST.


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  1. I am an artiste who performs in two local languages in Ghana. I believe in modern interpretations of African arts.

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