Invisible Borders: Trans-African organisation > Lagos - Maputo 2018: Call for Participation

Over the course of 8 years, Invisible Borders Trans-African Organisation has successfully organised seven artistic road trip projects that have served as a form of Trans-African exchange across countries in Africa through various artistic interventions. The projects have mostly seen participating artists travel from Lagos to other parts of Africa, but in 2014 a new dimension was introduced when a transcontinental road trip was organised.

In 2018, Invisible Borders Trans-African project will embark on the 8th edition of its artistic Road Trip Project. The Road Trip this time, will be a Trans-African one encompassing countries, towns, villages, rivers and Trans-African highways between Lagos (Nigeria) and Maputo (Mozambique) within a period of 95 days, from August 20 to November 23, 2018. The road trip will feature 21 participants all together (3 administrators, 9 Trans-border participants and 9 guest participants).

The organisers are seeking passionate African artists (photographers, writers, filmmakers, historians, architects, dancers, performance artists, and graffiti artists) who are interested in participating in this road trip.

It is important to note, that the road trip in 2018 is predicated–beyond talent, skill and experience–upon an understanding that every artistic endeavour will fall apart without roots in diligence. Consequently, participants, upon selection, will immediately begin to work by researching, gathering, collecting and contributing findings relevant to the itinerary to a common pool of knowledge months before the actual road trip begins. 

It is also important that prospective participants understand that depending on funding, Invisible Borders will cover the costs of the transportation (air travel and local), accommodation for all the artists and also their Per Diems. However, if there is no adequate funding, artists would be asked to take care of their Per Diem and flight to the take off point for the project. Invisible Borders will communicate the final terms of participation to the participants before the road trip, giving them ample time to prepare.

Deadline: 6 March 2018

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