The 2016 Artists In Residency shortlist has been announced, and there are six writers on the list, three of whom are Zimbabweans. 2013 Miles Morland scholar Percy Zvomuya made the cut, as did Africa39 writer Novuyo Tshuma whose Shadows received the 2014 Herman Charles Bosman Prize. There is also Kiprop Kimutai whose The Water Spirits placed third in the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript contest.
The Artist in Residency (AIR) was established in 2011 as a response to the challenges faced by African artists. Managed by African Center, the program runs a partnership that funds the placement of selected candidates in various residency programs all over the worlds.
This year, 26 artists in literature, visual arts, performing arts and music, film, and curatorial practice have been shortlisted.
Here are the chosen 26.
- Novuyo Tshuma – Zimbabwe
- Percy Zvomuya -Zimbabwe
- Amira Hanafi- Egypt
- Joyce Jenje Makwenda – Zimbabwe
- Kiprop Kimutai – Kenya
- Zinaid Meeran – South Africa
- Abe Gillian Stacey – Uganda
- Barbara Wildenboer – South Africa
- Chibuike Uzoma – Nigeria
- Danielle Myburg – South Africa
- James Webb – South Africa
- Keli Maksud -Kenya
- Gladys Kalichini – Zambia
- Hassan Essop – South Africa
- Mina Nasr – Egypt
- Mongezi Ncaphayi -South Africa
- Sethembile Msezane – South Africa
- Temitayo Ogunbiyi – Nigeria
Performing Arts & Music
- Cara Stacey – South Africa
- Catherine Nakawesa – Uganda
- Gideon Mbothwe – South Africa
- Jacob Sakaria – Namibia
- Qudus Onikeku – Nigeria
- Beza Lemma – Ethiopia
- Bolatito Aderemi Ibitola – Nigeria
- Nazneen Saldulker – South Africa
Read the full announcement HERE.