Barclays L'Atelier Competition 2015

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Genre : Communiqués
Principal country concerned : Column : Fine arts
Published on : 20/02/2015
Source : Kuona Trust

The Barclays L'Atelier art competition is open to young African visual artists from South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana and Zambia.

Prizes are sponsored by Barclays Africa, the Alliance Française, the French Institute, the French Embassy and SANAVA, and include international residencies in New York, Paris and Johannesburg as well as mentorships by established artists.


Who: Artists aged 21 to 35 who reside in South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya or Zambia.

Where: Enter online at

When: Entries are open from 19 January 2015 to 6 March 2015.

Artwork is to be delivered to KUONA TRUST from 2 to 6th March 2015.


The Grand Prize: Three to six months' residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France, R150 000 in cash from Barclays Africa and a solo exhibition at the Absa Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Merit Awards:

• A two-month residency at the Sylt Foundation on the Island of Sylt, Germany

• A one-month residency at the Ampersand Foundation in New York, USA for South

African citizens and non-Ampersand Fellows only

• A three-month residency at the Bag Factory in Johannesburg, South Africa for non-South African residents only.

The Gerard Sekoto Award for the most promising South African Artist: Three months' stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France, as well as nationwide touring exhibitions and training in French.

Top Ten Finalists: A ten-day art professionalism course in Johannesburg, South Africa and a 12-month mentorship.

For more information, including contact details, have a look on the website!

ENTER NOW! Entries close 6 March 2015.


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  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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