International Art Residency.


International Art Residency
14th November – 12th December 2011

Who Can Participate
Applications are open to all visual artists who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years (your resume/CV should reflect professional activities since
2008 or earlier). We do not accept applications from currently enrolled
students: you must be out of school at the time of the application in order to be eligible.

 Having studied art is NOT a requirement, we accept applications from self-taught professional artists with at least 3 years constant working experience. Applications are open to artists in Nigeria and from across Africa as well as other countries from South America, Asia and the Caribbean who have been professionally active for at least 3 years and with a visible commitment to their
professional artistic practice and media. Artists can be working in any media - painting, sculpture, textile, ceramics, photography, video and new media,
performance art, writing, theatre and dance.

This year we are also interested in inviting emerging curators who can benefit from the close interaction with artists as well as others who are interested in developing interdisciplinary methods of working. There is the possibility to use the residency as well as the themes and issues as the starting point to conceive of a final project (your CV should reflect professional curatorial and writing experiencesince 2010)

The workshop will be an intensive 30-day programme, from November 14th – 10th December 2011, facilitated by experienced local and international artists, critics, and
curators.  orkshop sessions will commence daily at 9.00am and end at 6.00pm. Participants must be available for the full 30 days. Absence for more than 3 days will result in the loss of participation and non-refundable fee

How to Apply?
The application deadline is Monday, August 29th 2011
Selection Notification: Friday 9th September 2011
1. Please indicate your type of work with up to 3 definitionsof the following: PNT (painting); PHO (photography);SCL (sculpture); DRW (drawing); INS (installation); SS(site specific installation); VD (video); PRF (performance);MM (multi media); NM (new media); WEB (web based);INT (interactive). If your type of work is not on this list,please state it.
2. Current resume/CV: 3 pages maximum.
3. A short project proposal showing how your work relates to the theme of History/Matter of minimum 300 and maximum 500 words.
4. Documentation of your work. You can either submit images OR video documentation, NOT both. Please note that if you submit both, your application will be disqualified.
5. We review video documentation ONLY for artists whose work is time-based, interactive, web-based, kinetic, film,video and performance. If you work with installation,site-specific, painting, sculpture and/or drawing, you
MUST submit images.
6. IMAGES: Six (6) jpeg images, at 180 DPI resolution
minimum, maximum total file size 250kb. Images must be
titled with your last name, first name, number with no spacing:
e.g.: jonesmary1.jpg, jonesmary2.jpg.
7. IMPORTANT: we only accept jpegs. Do not submit:
Powerpoint presentations, PDF, TIFF, Gif or PSD files.
NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information or any inquiries, please contact


Mural space before!
Friday 2 September 6.30 till 8.00
Action! Mural!
Our monthly Action Painting Event.

Nafasi Artists and YOU will jointly make a Mural on Music by our drummers
So put on your old clothes
And we will see you on Friday 2nd

Photography Exhibition

Photography Exhibition
by Ángel LuisAldai

SOUTOURA is aphotography exhibition which shows
images of Africanwomen in their daily routine.
Photos were taken inMali, Niger, Ghana and
Côte d’Ivoire

OpeningMon 5 Sept 6.30pm
AllianceExhibition Hall, FREE!

Opentill 16 September
Mon. toFri 10am – 8pm
Sat 9am- 5pm

Photography Exhibition & Screening of a Documentary.

Life in the Leaves 
by Philip Shirk


The exhibit is a result of time spent in Usambara
Mountains researching the population of chameleons
that are collected for the international pet trade.

Opening Tues 7 June 6.30pm
Alliance Exhibition Hall, FREE!

Open till 8 June
10am – 8pm

Sponsored by American People through the
Fulbright Program in Tanzania


Screening of Documentary by 
Pierre Fatumbi Verger: Messenger Between 2 Worlds
Directed by: Lula Buarque de Hollanda
122 min / English subtitles

Documentary about French-born Pierre Verger, who lived between Bahia (Brazil) and Africa from 1946 until his death in 1996, and dedicated himself to photograph and research the Candomblé rites, becoming himself deeply involved with the religious communities. This film includes his very last interview to Brazilian composer Gilberto Gil, one day before Verger's death at 93

Alliance Upstairs
Thur 9 June 2011, 7pm, Free!

Art Programme

6th – 17th June

(Summer school art programmes are usually organized by colleges, museums and art schools during their summer holidays from June to August. Kuona Trust has appropriated the name and concept and developed a series of art workshops this June.)

Below is a schedule of workshops covering a wide range of techniques and professional skills designed for emerging and even established professional artists in Nairobi next month.

The workshops are led by master artists on a variety of visual art topics see below. Alongside these workshops, some of Kenya’s ‘Art Legends’; Kioko Mwitiki, Sane Wadu, Jak Katarikawe and Osei Kofi of Gallery Watatu have kindly agreed to talk about their work and hold discussions during the 2 weeks.

‘Legend’ talks will be scheduled around the listed workshops, dates and times to follow.

Workshops Schedule:
Art Workshop
Anthony Okello
6th – 9th June
2pm – 5pm
Photoshop Workshop
Dennis Maingi
7th – 10th June
10am – 4pm
Lino and Wood Cut Workshop
Mathias Muehle
8th – 11th June
9.30am - 5.15pm
Discussion on Art, Space & Presentation
Jimmy Ogonga
10th June
2pm -5pm
Introduction to kiln formed glass (slumping and fusing)
Danda Jaroljmek
11th – 12th June
Sculpting (Finishing)
Mosoti Kepha
13th – 16th June
10am - 4pm
Figure drawing and painting Workshop
Patrick Mukabi
14th – 16th June
9am – 12.30pm
Business of Art Workshop
Sylvia N Gichia & Gakunju Kaigwa
15th – 17th June

Registration for each workshop is Ksh 200/- .
To register for any of the workshops, send an email to or ring Ory or Damaris on 0721 262326/0733 742752, before 1st June 2011 at 4pm.
Registration is on a first come first served basis as class numbers are limited.

Likoni Close, Likoni Lane off Dennis Pritt Road | Hurlingham | P.O. Box 4802 | 00506 Nairobi | Kenya
Phone | +254.20.2405960 | +254.721.262326 | +254.733.742752 | info @ |


IMC Art Therapy

International Medical Corps' Art Therapy programs: helping heal the emotional wounds of war and disaster through photography and art.

Opportunity - Nairobi Art Academy

Nairobi Art Academy Program
Nairobi Art Academy (NACAD) is situated on Kabarnet Road (off Ngong Road), opposite the Sudan Embassy. The Centre offers a unique range of programs to students, designed to develop their skills as artists/designers in a challenging atmosphere of contemporary practice. Each program brings technical expertise together with critical and conceptual content so that student practitioners develop their own work at the cutting edge of their chosen field.
NACAD prides itself on its commitment to developing the skills and abilities of student artists and designers within a context of creative and intellectual independence for preparation in playing an active role in the arts and creative industries of the 21st Century. We foster a range of programs at all levels and encourage our students to understand themselves as part of a truly global art and design culture.
The one year diagnostic course is aimed primarily at students who have completed high school or equivalent and want to target a career in art and design. The foundation program divides into 3 stages.
Stage 1: Exploratory
Students explore a wide range of materials and media and new ways of thinking. They learn the language necessary to explore all areas of art and design to discover the variety of specialist areas available. They will extend and improve drawing skills that underpin the program and are particularly important at this stage.
Stage 2: Pathway
This stage allows the students more freedom to discover and pursue personal strengths and interest within the framework of the course. It allows an increasing move towards the chosen career.
Stage 3: Confirmatory
At this stage the students are encouraged to demonstrate their personal direction, skills and experience by means of a self directed major project, presentation and an open exhibition of their work where they earn attractive commissions on any sales.
Foundation Program
-FINE ART: Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Printmaking, batik.
-TEXTILE & FASHION DSEIGN: Printed textiles, woven textiles, constructed textile,   fashion, tie & dye.
-VISUAL COMMUNICATION: Graphic design, illustration, photography, animation.
-3D DESIGN & CRAFTS: Mixed media, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, product, interior.
-CRITICAL STUDIES is an integral part of the program and supports the practical work in order to develop investigative, research and written and verbal communication skills.
Entry Requirements
*High School Pass grade (including English language).
*Students over 21 considered on merit and experience.
*A portfolio of work showing skills or potential.
On admission, a student will be required to choose a convenient 2-hour session each day for 3 days a week;
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Saturday
8.30 – 10.30 am 11.00 -1.00 pm 2.00 – 4.00 pm 5.00 -7.00 pm 9.00 – 11.00 am
      (arranged) 11.00 – 1.00 pm
Nairobi Art Academy also offers Art programs and tuition for school-
going students and hobby classes for adults.The Centre shall only offer basic working materials.
Box 21520-00505
Tel 020-2183851. 0722153553.

Live Painting & Art Exhibition at Nafasi

Photo Courtesy - Nafasi Art Space

Maonesho ya picha, "SAUTI NYAMAVU: Simulizi za maisha yetu, Silent Voices Photography Exhibition"


Thursday, April 28 at 6:30pm - May 7 at 8:00pm

Alliance Francaise

More Info
An exhibition of photographs taken by participants of a one year Effective Rural Photojournalism Coaching by Flame Tree Media Trust.
Maonesho hayo yanajumuisha kazi za wapigapicha 60 wanachama wa Vyama vya Waandishi wa Habari (Press Clubs) wa mikoa ya Lindi, Iringa, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Zanzibar na Kigoma amabao walipata mafunzo kutoka Flame Tree Media Trust (FTMT), kati ya Mei - Septemba 2010. Mafunzo na maonesho hayo yamefadhiriwa na Tanazania Media Fund (TMF).

Robert Sterling Clark Fellowships

5 Fellowship Awards for Mid-Career Artists From:

Burundi Comoros
Djibouti Eritrea
Ethiopia Kenya
Madagascar Malawi
Mauritius Mayotte
Mozambique Reunion
Rwanda Seychelles
Somalia Tanzania
Uganda Zambia
Angola Cameroon
Central African Republic Chad
Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
Equatorial Guinea Gabon
Sao Tome and Principe Algeria
Egypt Libya
Morocco Sudan
Tunisia Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Canary Islands Ceuta
Madeira Islands Melilla
Botswana Lesotho
Zimbabwe Namibia
South Africa Swaziland
Benin Burkina Faso
Cape Verde Cote d'Ivoire
Gambia Ghana
Guinea Guinea-Bissau
Liberia Mali
Mauritania Niger
Nigeria Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan de Cunha
Senegal Sierra Leone
Fellowship Winners Receive:

8-week VSC residency Round-trip air travel Stipend
Private studio space Art materials allowance Cultural trip to New York
Housing/Food Shipping Allowance Travelers Health Insurance
Red Mill Gallery Exhibition
Modeled after VSC's prestigious Freeman Fellowships for Asian Artists, outstanding mid-career visual artists from Africa will be selected for 2-month residency awards by an independent jury. Five artists will be chosen from all sovereign and non-sovereign dependent territories on the continent of Africa.

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East African Art Biennale 2011

Dear Artists,
    The Organising Committee - OC of the East Africa Art Biennale 2011 invites you to participate to the 5th edition of the biennale to take place in November 2011 in Dar-es-Salaam.

    If the funding received allows it, we intend to travel after Dar-es-Salaam, and show the East Africa Art Biennale 2011 in Arusha, Nairobi, Kampala, Kigali and Bujumbura.

    The artworks to be submitted to the biennale OC must fulfill the following criteria:

    1. All media are accepted (Painting, collage, photography, wooden/metal/recycled material sculpture, installation, video art, textile art,....);

    2. Artworks must be produced recently (That is after August 1, 2010) and show new developments in the artist's style ;

    3. Artworks must have been produced in the spirit of the biennale 2011 theme: "One people, One destiny";

    4. The OC must receive the application form (See attachment) completed and signed with the  digital high definition images and description of the artworks submitted to the biennale, before December 31, 2010.

    Best Greetings,

    The East Africa Art Biennale Organising Committee. NB: Please forward to other whom you know!!!!

Gadi S. Ramadhani.
East Africa Art Biennale, Ass.Program Manager.
+255 717 072 399
+255 767 072 399
Dar Es Salaam,TZ

Wonder Welders - Wonderful Art Works Made in Tanzania 100%

Wonder Welders Website

In 2004 a group of adult polio victims, many of whom were begging on the streets in Dar es Salaam Tanzania, came together with help from Blue Mango Photography, funds from The Dar es Salaam Charity Goat Races and great support from big companies in Dar who donated their scrap metal, and established a welding workshop. Here, with training from a local welding expert they learnt how to weld and, using recycled scrap metal, started very quickly to make animals, birds and boats which were sold locally.
After a few months we were very lucky to have Heather Cumming, a professional artist/welder from Scotland, come to Dar es Salaam for two months to train the Welders in the finer art of metal sculpture.  After her visit we held an exhibition and with the funds raised we officially launched the project and registered as the WONDER WORKSHOP, a Tanzanian NGO.  Since then we have gone from strength to strength and are now training more and more disabled Tanzanians as well as producing world class metal artwork. We are fully self-sufficient and are expanding rapidly to keep up with demand.
In the last 3 years we have expanded the workshops to include a handmade recycled paper project, handmade wooden toys, natural handmade soaps and recycled glass bottle beads. We currently employ 40 people on a full-time basis as well as a further 4 in our out-sourcing satellite workshop.  The sales of the items sustain the project and pay all the members all a good salary so that they can support themselves and their families.  In the future we hope to continue to expand the project and have more polio victims come and join us as well as start exporting and exhibiting our work overseas.

OUR WORKSHOPS As well as undertaking special commissions, Wonder Workshop products are available from our workshops in Dar es Salaam, where you can meet the artists and see the welders, paper-makers, carpenters, soap-makers and bead-makers in action.
OPENING TIMES:  Monday-Friday from 8.30am-5pm, and on Saturdays from 9am-2pm.
LOCATION:  Plot 1372 Karume Road, Msasani District, Dar-Es-Salaam
DIRECTIONS: From town drive towards Namanga. At the junction on Ali Hassan Mwinyi at Protea Hotel, Oyster Bay turn right onto Haile Selassie. Continue on this road past St Peters Church on your left, make the left onto Karume Road just before the TTCL office (TTCL should be on your right as you make the turn). Follow Karume Road, you will come to a fork in the road, head right. You will then come to another fork in the road stay left, this will keep you on Karume Road. Continue on this road until the end of the road, we are the last plot on the right hand side, opposite Twiga Pub. 
 NOTE: Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road is also refered to as Bagamoyo Road. Also watch out for the Wonder Workshops signs as you make your way to our location.

WHERE TO BUY WONDER WORKSHOP PRODUCTS By purchasing a piece of Wonder Workshop art you are supporting this group of disabled Tanzanians, enabling them to have a sustainable source of income and better standard of living as well as helping us to  promote recycling as everything we make is made from recycled waste.

“I Am An Entrepreneur” Photo Competition

Cambridge, MA – December 1, 2009 – The SEVEN Fund is pleased to announce the ‘I Am an Entrepreneur’ photography competition. This competition recognizes the outstanding use of photography to tell compelling stories of role model entrepreneurs from around the world. Anyone is welcome to participate in this competition. The competition will award twelve (12) prizes, one per month, over a period of one year. Each month, one finalist will be selected and will receive a prize of $100. The grand prize winner (selected from among the 12 finalist photographs) will receive $1,000 at the end of the year.
Often, the imagery associated with developing nations captures the misery that accompanies poverty. While it is important that these things are taken seriously and are documented, we believe that developing nations also represent tremendous opportunities for hope. The “I am an Entrepreneur” competition strives to reframe the dialogue around solutions to poverty by infusing the world's imagination with new imagery that focuses on entrepreneurship. Our objective with this competition is to gather stunning photographs profiling individual entrepreneurs from around the globe.
Join the CompetitionView Current EntriesView Winners
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At SEVEN, we believe an opportunity exists to change the terms of discourse surrounding poverty; and to break through existing stereotypes about emerging economies to change the assumptions and behaviors of entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, aid professionals, academics, and business leaders by exposing them to successful models of enterprise-based development. We believe that entrepreneurs who are starting and running for-profit businesses in ethical ways -serving customers, treating and paying workers well, generating returns for investors, and making investments in the public good - should be celebrated. These entrepreneurs are role models, in their own communities and on a global scale.
Photographers are invited to submit iconic images that embody the spirit of entrepreneurship and private sector innovation. These photos should feature individuals making a positive statement “I am an Entrepreneur” in their local or indigenous language and English.
Example: Young boy from East Africa, Swahili and English

TZ-WAN promotes education and equality for all women
Photos in this album represent the work of students, faculty and volunteer Tanzanian and U.S. artists participating in the pilot Arts Education Project held in Tanga and Arusha, Tanzania from June 24-August 4, 2010.
 The TZ-WAN mission is to promote the arts, education and equality of and for all women in Tanzania.  Our mission is put into practice daily by example through the lives we lead as women and as artists.

Photography Exhibition: Kusi na Kaskazi/South and North

12th November 12:00am - December 6 at 11:30pm

KUSI NA KASKAZI - exhibition dates:

PANGANI: 13.-14.11.

PEMBA: 16.-17.11.

ZANZIBAR: 19.-20.11. accompanied by Poetry Readings,

at House of Wonders

BAGAMOYO: 22.-24.11.accompanied by Concerts

DAR ES SALAAM: 26.-28.11. at Slipway

MAFIA: 30.11.-01.12. accompanied by Concerts

KILWA: 03.-04.12.

Location: Pangani, Pemba, Zanzibar, Bagamoyo, Dar es Salaam, Mafia and Kilwa

The image of the Indian Ocean and the Arabic Sea is inseparably linked to traditional Dhows as places of social interaction – for traders, fishermen and their families and other inhabitants of the coast. How is this image perceived through the lense of Beat Presser, a Swiss photographer?

Goethe-Institut explores a new perspective on the cultural heritage of the Swahili coast. The travelling exhibition Kusi na Kaskazi/South and No...rth focuses on the history of the traditional Dhows of the Indian Ocean, combining black and white photographies by Beat Presser and text material by Zanzibarian scientist and founder of Zanzibar Indian Ocean Research Institute Prof. Abdul Sheriff.
The images will be exhibited on the same Dhow that Beat Presser sailed with last year to create the artwork.
The photographs cover the history of the Dhows, their fabrication and daily use. They tell about the life of the coastal people and the monsoon winds.
Kusi and Kaskazi/South and North will sail a route from North to South of Tanzania, stopping at Pangani, Pemba, Zanzibar, Bagamoyo, Dar es Salaam, Mafia and Kilwa to create a place for cultural exchange. Goethe-Institut aims to connect people from different origins through a shared experience. Along each stop the Dhow will be open for everybody to view the photographs, get into contact with each other, discuss and exchange experiences. Simultaneously identical photographic exhibitions shall be held on land, accompanied by poetry readings, story telling and music concerts.

Goethe-Institut kindly invites everyone who is interested to be part of Kusi and Kaskazi, to have a look at the photos and to experience this special exhibition. For further information please visit our website:

Sponsored by Embassy of Switzerland in Tanzania and Swiss International Airlines

4 Tanzanian Painters Meet & Greet

Meet Kaiza Mohammed at Vino100, Maumee OH
Meet & Greet Reception
November 9 from 6-10pm
“Four Tanzanian Artists to Exhibit
in Ohio / Michigan Touring Show.”
4 Tanzanian Artists’ paintings are on exhibition thru November 30, 2010 at Vino100, 3355 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee OH.  The premier showing in northwest Ohio features a Meet & Greet the artist, Kaiza Mohammed from Zanzibar, Tanzania during the reception November 9 from 6-10pm.
(Briarfield Blvd is just west of I-475 – take the Salisbury/Dussel Exit.)
Kaiza Mohammed, Seif Soud and Tatu Hussein from Zanzibar, and Pendael Mollel from Arusha have been selected by the Arts Council Lake Erie West for their first group exhibition.  Director, Martin Nagy, says "These four young artists with their diverse styles of painting were chosen because they represent the high quality talent pool of young artists working in Tanzanian today.  The world needs to see their work and northwest Ohio will be among the first to do so." Artwork is for sale.  The exhibit will travel to the Ohio Department of Education headquarters’ main lobby in Columbus OH, from December 1-31, 2010.

Visa2Dance Festival 2010


Participating countries for 2010:
Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, USA, Netherlands, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany and Denmark

DAR ES SALAAM Public performances: 
Diamond Jubilee Hall, Upanga
Thursday 7 October, Friday 8 0ctober and Saturday 9 October 2010
-Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
(see attachment for evening programmes)

At the entrance or in advance from the Alliance francaise and Makutano house.
Price: 10,000 tzs; students and persons under 26 years 3,000 tzs
Festival pass for all three evenings: 25,000 tzs
Visa 2 Dance bar lounge:
The bar lounge – a meeting place for the public and artists.
Opens 7-11pm every evening.
All information is posted on our website.
ZANZIBAR Public performances:

1st event:
Venue: Mtoni Palace Ruins
Friday 15 October 2010 at 6pm
2nd event:
Venue: Sogea Satom Zone at Zanzibar airport
Tuesday 19 October 2010 at 6pm
Alliance francaise and Visa 2 Dance present Company Beau Geste from France. Contemporary dance performance with an excavator!

Public Dance workshops
Age: 16 years and above
Saturday 9 October 2010
2 classes: 10-12am and 2-4pm
Venue: Russian Cultural Centre, large room.
Price per class: 15,000 tzs (payment at the door)
Visual Art exhibition
Group exhibition by Tanzanian artists at the Diamond Jubilee during the three days of performances.

VISA 2 DANCE sponsors are fundamental to the success of the festival:
Alliance Française, British Council, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, European Commission, Goethe Institut, Regionteater Vast, Russian Tanzanian Cultural Centre, Southern sun – Dar es salaam The official accommodation of Visa 2 Dance, Swedish Institut, Swedish Arts Council, Vipaji Foundation.
Advertising DarAfrica Beat, Coastal aviation, Cuamm, Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of Italy, Dar Life, Esea – Ecosystem East African Ltd ,Fitness centre , Flusso Dance project , Godown art centre,  Mawazo Art centre, Michuzi blog, Mtoni Marine, Real 2 Reel ,What’s happening in Dar, Ultimate security.


Art Exchange.

Exchange Radical Moments! Brand New Europe Wide Live Art Festival
The festival will take place simultaneously in cities across Europe – in Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Latvia, the UK and Austria, among others on 11 November 2011 (11.11.11), showing site-specific interventions, public interventions, performances and live acts. It is the first time that such a festival takes place simultaneously across the continent.
An Open Call will invite artists to present ideas for projects along with a short biography by September 30, 2010.
The period between this open call and the events and actions that will take place on 11 November 2011 forms the ‘exchange phase’ of the project.
Calling for Ideas and proposals.
Send us now your sketchy project ideas to moments (at) fabrikanten till 30.09.2010. Please, also include a short biography, more details on the Open Call.
What is being exchanged?
* Ideas and projects dedicated to the (re-)activation, the inventive (and resourceful) handling of public space.
* Experiences from sub-cultures, counter-cultures, from the social outbound (-cast) districts, the margins of society.
* Objects and symbols, that enable and open up via exchange new outlooks concerning systems and networks.
* And “radical moments” that take place in and between encounters; moments that have a certain magical impact on the involved peoples.
*Questions that characterize the urban utopia.
Two questions to consider in the proposal:
1. How does the "exchange“ between the people within your project happen, what are the
dynamics of exchange?
2. What does this "radical moment,“ the moment that forged the exchange, look like?
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4020 Linz, Austria
+43 732 795684-0

Art Omi

Art Omi International Artists Residency
Application Guidelines
Requirements for 2011
Residency session: Sunday June 26 - Saturday July 18, 2011
Application is open to all professional visual artists from all over the world who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years (your resume/CV should reflect professional activities since 2007 or earlier).
We do not accept applications from currently enrolled students: you must be out of school at the time of the application in order to be eligible. Please note: having studied art is NOT a requirement: we accept applications from self-taught professional artists.
IMPORTANT: We have instated an alternate year submission policy.
If you applied for the 2010 residency session and were not selected or wait listed (which was communicated to you in writing), you must wait a full year cycle before applying again. It means that you cannot apply this year for the 2011 session, but will be eligible again in December 2011 for the 2012 session.
The deadline for receiving (not postmarked) applications is Friday, December 10, 2010.
All applications must be mailed in in time to be received in our NYC office not later that this day. No exceptions.
We do NOT accept applications online or by email.
Include the following documentation only:
1.  Complete Application Form. Click here to download.
Please indicate your type of work with up to 3 definitions of the following: PNT (painting); PHO (photography); SCL (sculpture); DRW (drawing); INS (installation); SS (site specific installation); VD (video); PRF (performance); MM (multi media); NM (new media); WEB (web based); INT (interactive). If your type of work is not on this list, write it on form.
2.  Current resume/CV: 3 pages maximum. If more than one page please staple.
3.  Documentation of your work. You can either submit images OR video documentation, NOT both. Please note that if you submit both, your application will be disqualified.
We review video documentation ONLY for artists whose work is time-based, interactive, web-based, kinetic, film, video and performance. If you work with installation, site-specific, painting, sculpture and/or drawing, you MUST submit images.
IMAGES: Six (6) jpeg images, at 180 DPI resolution minimum, maximum total file size 2 MB, each image, saved on a CD. Images must be titled with your lastname, firstname, number with no spacing: e.g.: jonesmary1.jpg, jonesmary2.jpg.
IMPORTANT: we only accept jpegs: no slides, no photos. Do not submit: Powerpoint presentations, PDF, TIFF, Gif or PSD files.
VIDEO: Artists working in film, video, performance, time-based, web-based, interactive, kinetic, and/or new media should submit a DVD of up to 3 individual clips that are no longer than 1 minute each.
Please create a menu on the DVD that lists the works in the order you wish them to be viewed.
DVD must be PC compatible. Artists who submit video must specify whether submission is documentation of work or work itself: if video is the work itself, please specify how it is meant to be viewed by the general public.
A numbered list of the images (or a video script) with title, year, size and medium of work. If needed, a brief (2-3 sentences) description can be included. Please make sure to include your name at the top of the page.
CAPTION MUST FOLLOW THIS ORDER: TITLE, MATERIAL, SIZE IN INCHES, YEAR. It is extremely important size is in American Inches.
5.  A 100 WORDS MAXIMUM STATEMENT ABOUT YOUR WORK. For joint applications, please provide a statement of intent.
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: Please do NOT send catalogs, brochures, reviews or articles. Any additional material will not be considered and will be discarded.
Many applications are disqualified every year because they are incomplete, and/or CD or DVD does not play in our computers.
Please check your submission before mailing as we will not contact you should your submission be incomplete, or not work for any technical problem. It is your responsibility to make sure your submission is in order and digital material works properly.
Please mark your name on all documents, including the CD or DVD.
A small number of applications are damaged every year as they are packaged so tightly that it is an arduous task for us to simply open it! Please do not over package your submission with: excessive layers of scotch tape, plastic folders or sleeves, binders or paper clips.
A simple hard-plastic CD case in a padded envelope will be enough to secure your CD/DVD arrives safely. You may include two copies of your CD or DVD to make sure at least one arrives safely.
RETURN OF MATERIAL: We no longer return material. Please make sure to send us only copies, not original works.
NOTIFICATION: Due to high volume of submissions, we are unable to notify reception of application. You are welcome to add a self addressed stamped postcard for notification. Please make sure postage is correct.
All applicants will be notified of the final result by email only not later than March 16, 2011.
Applications must be recieved by Friday, December 10,2010. Applications are accepted between September 1, 2010 and December 10, 2010.

Art Omi Applications
Art Omi, Inc.
55 Fifth Avenue 15th Floor
New York, NY 10003