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Appel à Candidature pour OYASAF 2011
décembre 2010 | Formations | Histoire/société | Nigeria

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OYASAF 2011 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), a non-profit organization in Nigeria established in the year 2007, welcomes applications for 2011 Graduate Fellowship in Nigerian art history and culture for non-Nigerian scholars.
OYASAF is widely acknowledged as Nigeria’s largest and most balanced private art collection and offers an opportunity to study and research into Nigerian Art History.
It holds over 6000 works of art of different categories of Nigerian and other visual art of the world in its collection with works in all the five areas of Nigerian art ranging from contemporary to modern paintings and sculptures, antiques, traditional and neo traditional African art.
The art works in OYASAF include the works of earliest Nigerian contemporary artists from Aina Onabulu, Akinola Lashekan, Ugorgi, Ben Enwonwu, Okaybulu, Nike Davis-Okundaye, to Charles Shainumi, Okpu Eze, Clary Nelson Cole, Kolade Osinowo, David Dale, Simon Okeke, Isiaka Osunde, Abayomi Barber, Moses Ajiboye, Olu Amoda, El Anatsui, Ben Osawe, Bruce Onabrakpeya, Lara Ige-Jacks, Susanne Wenger, Theresa Akinwale, Uzo Egonu, Jimoh Akolo, Lamidi Fakeye, Uche Okeke, Erhabor Emopkae, Kunle Filani, Tola Wewe, Adeola Balogun etc, etc.

THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE OYASAF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ARE:

(1) 25 days lodging in Lagos, in a room of a flat near the foundation.
(2) Stipend of N50,000 (About USD 300).)
(3) Open access to artworks and practicing artists.
(4) Airport Pick-up and drop off.
(5) Office Space with internet access and electrical power supply at all times.
(6) Library support for research.
(7) Transportation for research (as available).

REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must be enrolled as graduate students in accredited Universities in Europe, Canada, USA, Latin America and Asia, North Africa and South Africa, pursuing studies in Nigerian art and culture.
Grantees will be asked to make one presentation at an interactive session with scholars/artists during their stay at OYASAF.

APPLICATION:

1-2 pages introducing each applicant, describing research interests and explaining how this fellowship will support the applicant’s research. Each candidate must accompany their application with a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of their institution dispatched independently to OYASAF.

SCHEDULE:

Applications must be received by February 28th 2011. The Board of Directors will thereafter review the applications and announce the winners on the 26th of March 2010 on its website.

2010 BENEFICIARIES:

Three beneficiaries have since concluded their 2010 program with us:
(1) Rachel Amaa-asaa Engmann (Stanford)
(2) Andrea Bauer (University of Vienna)
(3) Nomusa Makhubu (Rhodes University)
Please send all correspondence to:fellowships@oyasaf.org
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