The NKA Foundation: Kumasi Symposium

We'd like to share this open call to artists from the NKA Foundation with our readers. The 3-week event next summer in Kumasi will focus on community arts practice as a response to the ever-widening gap between the contemporary African artist and the community. It is an effort to meaningfully engage the rural sub-Saharan population in the contemporary artistic process.

Individual or group submissions are invited for community theatre, media arts, readings, film screening, slide shows, open studios, visual activism, musical performances, community design, social architecture and others to allow the rural community to become acquainted with international contemporary artistic practice. The aim is that the participants will be inspired by one another's work.

Submissions are still being accepted to what is sure to be a stimulating event in Ghana.

Date: July 16 – August 6, 2011
Venue: Kumasi and the Nearby Village of Abetenim in Ashanti Region of Ghana

More information on this year's event can be seen here (PDF). And information on last year's event can be seen here (PDF).

Interested individuals and collaborative groups should apply by submitting the abstract of your proposal (200 words maximum) for a seminar or project in English with a brief biography (200 words maximum) of the presenter to info@nkafoundation.org

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