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Wasanii International Artists Workshop, KENYA 2011 “In Conversation”


From 14st – 28th August 2011, Kuona Trust Centre for Visual Arts will be holding it’s 11th International Artists’ Workshop and are inviting applications from visual artists and art writers working in all disciplines.Wasanii International Arists’ Workshop is part of the larger Triangle Network workshops and this year’s theme is “In Conversation”. The emphasis this year is on discussion, dialogue and debate, though artists will not be discouraged from making art, the goal of this workshop is to encourage conversation around artists’ practice and to document this artistic exchange across cultures.The two-week workshop will bring together a group of artists and writers working in various disciplines to share ideas, experiences inspired by the context, discourse and the opportunity to work alongside other artists.Approximately 20 artists will participate; half from Kenya and the rest from other countries in Africa and further a field. During the workshop participants will be expected to present their work to each other and to the public. The workshop will end with an Open Day, when the public will join the artists in celebrating the outcome of the two weeks.  The workshop will be documented for a short film.Kuona will provide the successful applicants with full lodging and food, working space, local transportation and a small material stipend.International artists must find funding for their airfares and visas.  Artists from Africa will be expected to apply to for travel funds. Kuona will assist as much as possible to facilitate these applications.
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