Akademie Schloss Solitude together with the National Art Gallery of Namibia and the Goethe-Institut Namibia is establishing a new residency programme that will be committed to a long-term artistic and cultural exchange between Namibia and Germany. Applications are now open for artists from Germany working across the fields of visual arts, literature/journalism, and digital practices. The organisers especially welcome applications from Black persons and/or persons of African descent living in Germany.
The residencies are organized in the framework of the project ‘Colonial Heritage – Shared Futures’ which aims for a collective engagement with the histories of colonial relations between Namibia and Germany and the development of new forms of artistic narratives around this topic. The project is curated by the Namibian historian and activist Memory Biwa.
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 from 1 November 2020 - 28 February 2021. The fellowship will provide the opportunity to engage artistically with the project’s topics: restitution/reparation, cultures of remembrance, and digital colonialism.
The residency organisers cover:
A monthly fellowship grant of € 1200.
Travel expenses for arrival and departure (on a one-time basis).
Project funding and one-off materials subsidy.