Are you a talented Nigerian artist? This might interest you.

Join the likes of Dipo Doherty (painter), Olumide Onadipe (sculptor), and Victor Ekpuk (painter) in the Arthouse Foundation Residency. This programme aims to encourage the development of Contemporary Art in Nigeria by introducing a cross-cultural exchange between Nigerian and international artists. The Arthouse Foundation sees contemporary art as an educational model to engage communities, promote social dialogue and advance the critical discourse of artistic practices.

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With a newly renovated building in the heart of Ikoyi, the Arthouse Foundation offers residencies for two artists simultaneously throughout the year in three-month sessions. The Arthouse Foundation is a newly created non-profit initiative of Arthouse Contemporary, West Africa’s leading auction house of modern and contemporary art.

This call for applications is open to local and international visual artists and curators who wish to engage a new artistic project within the city of Lagos. The Arthouse Foundation provides artists live/work space and logistical support for the creation of a new artistic projects along with an intensive public programme and a final exhibition.

Two artists per session will be chosen as artists-in-residence within the Arthouse Foundation’s building in Ikoyi.

The Arthouse Foundation Residency Programme includes:

  • Accommodation at Arthouse Foundation in the Ikoyi neighborhood of Lagos, with a live/work studio, work terraces, common living room and kitchen.
  • Monthly living stipend (N50,000) with monthly internet, television, and cleaner included.
  • Production allowance (N100,000) towards the cost of materials for the duration of the residency period.
  • Artist mentorship for the duration of the residency period.
  • Participation in public programmes, including artist talk, open studios, and workshops.
  • End of year exhibition featuring all resident artists.

Please note: Artists are responsible for travel and visa costs. Arthouse Foundation will provide a letter of invitation for a visa for international applicants. Artist residents will donate one work of art created during the residency period to the Arthouse Foundation.

Winter Session: January 16-April 7, 2017

Spring Session: April 24-July 21, 2017

Fall Session: September 11-December 8, 2017

Deadline for Applications: September 2, 2016

Apply Online at

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For further information, please contact Joseph Gergel by email at