Latest News

Open Call: Madhouse Residency Programme

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

In a bid to foster a thriving community of emerging talents across the African continent and its diaspora, the inaugural Madhouse Residency Programme has opened its doors, inviting applications from aspiring artists, creators, and also innovators. This transformative initiative promises a holistic educational experience, brimming with support, mentorship, and essential resources.

Madhouse Residency Programme

The Madhouse Residency Programme is meticulously crafted to nurture and empower early-stage artists, creators, and innovators dedicated to sustainable practices. Participants are set to embark on a journey teeming with opportunities, including rent-free accommodation, dedicated studio spaces, a monthly stipend, enriching workshops, avenues for exhibitions, as well as access to a diverse network comprising fellow artists, collectors, curators, and cultural influencers.

The residency spans a duration of 2 to 3 months, commencing on July 1st, 2024, upon acceptance. English serves as the primary language of communication, facilitating seamless interaction and potential collaborations. While residents can avail themselves of support from MADhouse staff, the programme actively encourages independent practice, empowering residents to define their own artistic endeavors. It’s essential to note that selected participants are responsible for arranging their transportation to and from the programme.

MADHouse by Tikera

The application process is open to professional artists hailing from Africa and the diaspora. Prospective applicants are required to submit a comprehensive package, including a project proposal outlining their objectives for the residency (max. 500 words), documentation of recent works (up to 25 pages within a 5-year timeframe), and a concise CV (max. 2 pages).

For larger files, accessible links (server, YouTube, Vimeo, website) are also encouraged. All applications must be submitted via the provided link to ensure consideration.

Applications will undergo rigorous assessment by the selection committee, focusing on various criteria such as the quality and objectives of the applicant’s work, their capacity for critical thinking and reflection, and the relevance and purpose of the residency at MADhouse. The selection process aims to identify promising talents with the potential to contribute meaningfully to the artistic landscape and benefit from the resources offered by the programme.

The Madhouse Residency Programme is tailored for emerging artists and creatives across diverse fields. This includes music, performing arts, visual arts, crafts, film, animation, video art, photography. It also includes creative tech (video games, VR, and extended reality), creative writing, design (product and fashion design), and architecture. This inclusive approach further ensures that a myriad of voices and expressions find resonance within the vibrant ecosystem cultivated by MADhouse.

Deadline for submissions is May 31st,2024

To apply, click here


Derrick Chidumebi is a creative writer and growth marketer hailing from Lagos, Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Chemistry from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria, and is the founder of The Eko Place, a media/marketing agency based in Lagos, Nigeria. Currently, he serves as a writer for Art Network Africa.

Write A Comment