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K-AiR 2024 Open Call

Capturing Women’s Histories in Nigeria

Art Field:
Digital / Sound / Painting / Drawing / Photography / Video / Installation / Performance / Sculpture / Textile Art / Ceramics / Literature

What KAiR Offers:

  • Accommodation and Studio Space

  • Access to K-AiR’s extensive residency grounds and green area 

  • Access to local resources and cultural events

  • Production and Mobility Stipend

  • Periodic artist talk, critique sessions or open studio

  • Collaboration opportunities with local artists and communities

  • Participants will be responsible for their transportation to and from Ibadan.


Ibadan, Nigeria

Eligibility Conditions:

  • Artists with a track record of 5 years professional practice.

  • Artists from all regions and backgrounds are invited to apply (18+).


Kobomoje Artist Residency invites artists to apply for a residency program with focus on Capturing Women’s Histories in Nigeria. Artists are encouraged to reflect on the multifaceted contributions of women to nation-building, social dynamics, globalization and modernization. Our aim is to critically engage with the past, present and future impact of women in Nigeria by amplifying their often overlooked voices, and challenge narratives that uphold patriarchal ideologies.

This thematic residency is inspired by the life and times of Suliat Adedeji (1944 - 1996), a woman activist, business mogul and prominent political figure in Nigeria. From the late 1970s to 1996, she triumphed as a political stalwart despite being female. Her interests span youth empowerment and grassroot engagement. Today, our residency program is nestled in her main residence, Kòbọmọjẹ́ court, where she lived until 1996.

Throughout history, women have made valuable contributions to their societies. While some are well known, others obscured, all of them have been trail blazers. We welcome artists to explore the role of women in artistic, social, economic and political development of Nigeria. Female artists are particularly encouraged to apply, and creative thinkers whose practice highlights the complexities of gender dynamics. All manners and approaches of art-making are welcome.

Application Fee:


Residency Duration:

June 2024 

  • The residency commences from the 25th of June, 2024 for a period of 4 weeks.


Application closes: May 31st 2024

How to Apply

Applicants are required to upload the following documents via the link below:

  • An up-to-date CV detailing artists background and achievements

  • An artist statement of no more than 250 words.

  • A 500-word project proposal outlining the intended project and the goals for the residency

  • List of collaborators such as artists, cultural professionals or cultural institutions in Ibadan with whom you wish to collaborate

  • A 50 to 150-word bio of the applicant

  • A high-resolution photograph of the applicant

  • A portfolio containing most recent work. Visual, audio, video, and text should be sent in a more-widely accessible format, as JPEG, MP3, MP4, DOCX respectively. For images, please send up to 10 images; for videos: a 5 - 10 minute video clip.

Application Link:


Discover K-AiR: Artist in Residence FAQs

  • What kind of provisions will K-AiR make for its residents?
    K-AiR will provide conducive accommodation and studio space along with a modest library and Internet.
  • Is there an application fee?
    No application fees will be charged.
  • Does one need an academic qualification to apply?
    No academic qualifications or formal training are required to apply. All that is required is a strong portfolio of work and a convincing application proposal.
  • Does K-AiR Accept International Artists?
    International artists are welcome to the residency. When accepted to the programme, though, applicants would be expected to process their travel documents and cover their travel expenses by themselves.
  • Does K-Air Offer Grants and Financial Support?
    Financial support is provided to residents to cover production and logistics costs of their projects.
  • Can Applicants with external funding apply?
    Artists, researchers, and scholars with grants or other external funding are encouraged to apply. Send an email here for more information about applications:
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