Open Call

NOW•FRIENDS ; Artist Residency, Kenya

NOW open studio

No Funding
Nairobi, Kenya


Eligibility: Any adult visual artist can submit an application. Artists should bear in mind the criteria listed above when submitting. Media/Genre: Open to visual artists working in any traditional and non-traditional genre and media. (2 or 3D)

Number of Participants

Artists are invited to submit complete applications for the NOW•FRIENDS; Artist Residency, Kenya program. Applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis. One artist will be selected as the recipient. We encourage entering early judges will have opportunity to see work through out the entry submission period.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 15, 2020 - June 28, 2020


  • $30.00 application fee


Desk Space, Shared Studio


Guest House


Breakfast, Snacks

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Self-Directed


Visual Arts



Program Description

Award consisting of the following: • Individuals stay as guests for a two week residency, lodging accommodations will be at HOF base of operations located in Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. HOF home base is located in a very safe area known as Olympic. • Transport to and from airport in Kenya. • Three basic meals per day. • Studio space. • Immersion and networking with local artists. • Artist receive a NOW creative stimulation guide to use during their stay, helpful exercises to redirect and stimulate creative thought. The ideal candidate for the residency program may be working in any media or genera 2 or 3D. The resident artist will be selected by a committee comprised of the NOW•FRIENDS Team, Academic/Professional advisors from the Portland, OR (USA) art community as well as the Kenya, Africa art community. LEARN MORE/APPLY: NOWOPENSTUDIO.COM

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