Call For Participation : The Accra Project

Posted: June 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm by

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THE ACCRA PROJECT

Workshops in Photography, Writing, and Film

Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Organisation, in collaboration with the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Ghana and Accra[dot]Alt, presents THE ACCRA PROJECT, a trans-African photography symposium that includes an exhibition, workshops, and series of events taking place in Accra, Ghana this July. Invisible Borders is looking for dynamic and engaging photographers, writers and filmmakers to participate in its forthcoming workshop in Accra, scheduled for the 11th – 20th of July, 2013.

WHO CAN APPLY: photographers, writers, filmmakers

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 June, 2013

WORKSHOP DATES: 11-20 July, 2013

WORKSHOP LOCATION: Accra, Ghana

*Transportation to Accra will be provided from Nigeria, Benin, and Togo in the Invisible Borders van. To participate, ARTISTS MUST BE LOCATED IN NIGERIA, REPUBLIC OF BENIN, TOGO, OR GHANA.*

ABOUT THE ACCRA PROJECT WORKSHOPS:

Artists will travel from Nigeria, passing through Benin and Togo in the Invisible Borders van, on their way to Ghana, where the trip will culminate in a 10-day experience in Accra. Workshops will include portfolio viewings, sharing of artistic creations, visits to important art spaces in Accra, and meetings with local artists. Works created on The Accra Project will take the form of photography, writings, film, or performance, as deemed fit by any of the artists. Workshops will be facilitated by Emeka Okereke, the Nigerian artist and Artistic Director of Invisible Borders, and Nii Obodai, the Ghanian Photographer. Artists selected will be those who have exhibited a sense of dynamism in their artistic endeavours, as this workshop will serve as an inspiration to disseminate their experiences within their own communities in their respective countries.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you would like to apply to participate in The Accra Project workshops, please send the following to info@archive.invisible-borders.com:

– a CV, biography, and letter of motivation (not longer than 500 words)

– 10 samples of works (for photographers)

– 3 samples of essays, articles, or short story (for writers)

– links to three of your works online (for filmmakers)

Please send all files compressed into one zip file.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS 15TH OF JUNE, 2013

ABOUT INVISIBLE BORDERS:

Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Initiative is an art-led initiative, founded in Nigeria in 2009 by passionate Nigerian artists – mostly photographers – with a drive and urge to effect change. The vision of the initiative is to become a symbol of networking and trans-border associations within the arts and photography in Africa, but also to become a platform for young emerging talents in the continent, encouraging them to think beyond borders at the beginning of their creative quest.

The mission of the Initiative is to tell Africa’s stories, by Africans, through photography and inspiring artistic interventions; to encourage exposure of upcoming African photographers towards art and photography as practiced in other parts of the continent; to establish a platform that encourages and embraces trans-African artistic relationships, and to contribute towards the socio-political discourse shaping Africa of the 21st Century. Invisible Borders activities aim to cut through the local, national and international, and to create points of interactions between these levels, hence the name “Invisible Borders.”

Expenses package will be included along with admission letter. Scholarships available.

For more information, contact info@archive.invisible-borders.com.

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