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
Togo
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.

For more info please click:

http://vermontstudiocenter.org/robert-sterling-clark-fellowships

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.
Studio198/Director.
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.
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Background

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
Example

http://www.sevenfund.org/entrepreneur-image/