Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence > Artist Residency (Germany)


The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) invites artists from African (continental or diasporic) contexts to apply for fellowships in the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies.

In the academic year 2020-2021, the Bayreuth Academy offers two fellowships in cooperation with Iwalewahaus. These are designed to enable artists from African continental or diasporic contexts to pursue projects of significance to the Cluster’s intellectual agenda while immersed in a vibrant community of researchers coming from more than fifteen academic disciplines, as well as other artists. Fellows will be in residence for a period ranging from one to six months, during which time they will carry out their research in an efficiently managed environment with excellent working conditions.

Interested applicants should read the information about the Cluster’s theoretical and thematic agendas available at www.africamultiple.uni-bayreuth.de. All proposals should demonstrate the candidate’s commitment to the Cluster’s agenda of reconfiguring African Studies and its core concepts of multiplicity, relationality and reflexivity, convincingly reflecting relevant aspects of gender and diversity, while detailing their intended contributions to one (or possibly more) of the Cluster’s Research Sections. Please also state how aspects of diversity will be interrogated in your artistic project.

Selected artists receive:

  • A living allowance (rate varies according to circumstance, but independent artists receive 2500 EUR per month).

  • Reimbursement of travel expenses to and from Bayreuth for the Fellow and accompanying spouse / partner and child(ren), if applicable.

  • Mobility allowance for additional mobility costs of 500 EUR per month (+250 for a spouse, and +250 for accompanying children, if applicable).

Deadline: 30 June 2020

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