Akademie Schloss Solitude together with the National Art Gallery of Namibia and the Goethe-Institut Namibia is establishing a new residency program that will be committed to a long-term artistic and cultural exchange between Namibia and Germany. With this call for applications, we will offer artists from Germany, especially persons of African descent living in Germany, the opportunity to apply for a fellowship in Namibia.
The residencies are organized in the framework of a two-part workshop series curated by Namibian artist and historian Memory Biwa, which initiates a collective approach to the history of colonial relations between Namibia and Germany and develops new artistic narratives on this topic.
Artists across the fields of visual arts (also encompassing performance, sound, and socially-engaged art), literature/journalism (encompassing prose, poetry, as well as digital journalism), and digital practice (encompassing digital art, computing, hacking, gaming) can apply for a four-month residency. The fellowship will provide the opportunity to engage artistically with the project’s topics restitution/reparation, cultures of remembrance, and digital colonialism. You are welcome to apply until January 10, 2023.