January 1, 2010
by Canadian Architect
Nka Foundation has an ongoing call for submissions from individuals or teams interested in participating in a residency program in form of a Design+Build-and-Live-in Project. Project is a part of the foundation’s arts village at Abetenim in the Ashanti Region of Ghana (about 15 minutes from Kumasi). Artistic persons in the fields of architecture, engineering and the arts that include visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, design, new media/ film production, arts history, arts criticism, arts education, arts administration and curatorship, and emerging others are all welcome to apply for residency.
The task of the ARchiTecture residency is to design, build and test-live in low-budget, quality structures with earth and other materials from the environment. In the construction, participant will be assisted by a local master builder and local labourers. Length of residencies is usually from one month to 12 months. There is no participation fee. The application should include your work plan, CV/resumé, and a sample of completed works or a website. Please apply to
For additional information, please visit www.nkafoundation.org and http://afropoets.tripod.com/eta.