Leave Your Art in Kenya: Art Residency with Kuona Trust is Now Available

For an artist to grow both in technique and in following, residencies are crucial for creative expansion. Residencies at international locations as well as at well-respected institutions help create the contacts for buyers who are interested in purchasing or exhibiting an artists work. The Kuona Trust in Nairobi , Kenya is currently offering a residency for curators and artists of all media. From their website “Kuona Trust, Centre for Visual Art is dedicated to the generation, presentation and promotion of creative contemporary visual arts practice in Kenya. Its artists’ studios, library, programme of exhibitions, artists’ talks, training & mentoring, education and international exchange, aims to provide opportunities for artists to develop new and experimental contemporary artwork within a context of international current practice.
Kuona provides a platform for innovation through art and creativity. We act as a voice for over 500 artists, plus, thousands each year who benefit from our training and programmes.” Kuona Art Trust was founded in 1995 at the National Museum of Kenya to assist visual artists. It has honored that charge by providing the environment for an artist to grow. The Trust welcomes “Artists at any point in their career, living anywhere in the world, and working in any medium are welcome to submit an application.
Gallery Owners are encouraged to submit applications for artists they represent and/or for a curated residency where the gallery chooses all of the residents (up to 3) for a certain period of time.
Curators are welcome to submit applications to curate a residency where they choose all of the resident artists (up to 3) with a particular show in mind.” To apply for this residency or to learn more about the Kuona Trust, visit here.

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