Every now and then artists often need seclusion or to get away from their normal environment with its routines and obligations in order to advance their practice. Furthermore, travelling to different places and observing other artists’ work ethic often enables an artist to broaden the scope of their imagination and re-invent themselves to become more relevant in the ever changing art market.
The environment in which the arts have developed has changed significantly in recent years, demanding new approaches to artistic creation. This incubation offers them an opportunity to launch their artistic careers, increase the reach of their clientele and allow exploration and advancement of the artist’s subject matter and style.
The incubation will be offered to 2-3 local upcoming artists who occupy a residence and studio spaces for a month each. This incubation will run for a month for each artist and if during this short stint the artists will have produced enough work for a showcase, we shall organise an exhibition for them at one of our partnering organisations.
- Cultivate professional relationships with other artists and within the art community in Kenya
- Cement Nairobi’s position as a premier destination for visual arts in the region.
- Offer artists a platform for learning new techniques and ways of critical thinking through workshops.
- The incubatee must be a visual artist
- Must be based within Kenya
- The resident must demonstrate exceptional talent and innovativeness.
- Female artists are encouraged to apply.
What we offer
- Free studio space
- Free shared living space with other artists in a secure house close to Brush Tu studio
- Admittance to at least one workshop
- A stipend of Kshs 5,000/=
- Long term encouragement and mentorship
What we expect
- Steady production of work
- Attendance at exhibition openings
- Attendance at workshops
- Regular long term communication and progress reports
- Artist’s Biography
- Pictures of 10 pieces of work