Absa L’Atelier competition calling for entries

Wednesday May 22 2019

L’Atelier competition

L’Atelier competition is to identify and nurture artistic talent across Africa, and give the next generation of African artists the grounding and skills needed to build sustainable careers in the arts. PHOTO | ABSA 

BAMUTURAKI MUSINGUZI
By BAMUTURAKI MUSINGUZI
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The Absa Group Limited has announced the Absa 2019 L’Atelier competition calling for entries from young visual artists in Africa.

The competition is open to entrants from 12 African countries where Absa Group operates: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

The objective of the competition is to identify and nurture artistic talent across Africa, and give the next generation of African artists the grounding and skills needed to build sustainable careers in the arts.

The participating 12 countries have been divided into three groups of four countries each, and artists will compete with other artists within their group.

Ugandan entrants will be competing against participants in Pool C, which also includes Namibia, Nigeria and Zambia.

Kenyan entrants are in Pool A with Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa. Tanzanian entrants are in Pool B with Seychelles, Botswana and Mauritius.

A winner from each group will be seconded for an artistic international residency at France’s Cité Internationale des Arts and the Absa Group Art & amp in South Africa.

All entries must be submitted through the Absa L’Atelier online portal: https://lateliercompetition.com, and entries close on May 31.