Established in 1992, the Thami Mnyele Foundation runs a unique three month artists-in-residence program in Amsterdam.

Application deadline: June 24, 2011 at 4 pm (for residencies in 2012).

The main objective of the Foundation is to advance cultural exchange between artists from Africa, the Netherlands and Amsterdam in particular.

The Thami Mnyele Foundation  is offering an urban, loft-style apartment plus studio  to African  visual artists for residencies of 3 months  in duration. Applicants can use this space and time for research, reflection, networking and/or production. We will provide , return ticket, free accommodation and a 850 euro a month  honorarium. The Thami Mnyele Foundation  apartment is fully furnished and includes a kitchen, a bathroom with shower, a double bed, a double futon/couch. All linens and cooking utensils are provided. The apartment is located on the second floor of an old school building in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Artists from Africa or Diaspora at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists. Applications must be received by June 24, 2011 at 4 pm.

Please apply following the application instructions at:

We kindly require you to apply via Internet filling in the online application form and uploading at least 10 images of your work.

In case of impossibility to apply via Internet please send by regular mail:

  • an artist’s c.v.
  • up to 10 images on CD or two videos on DVD, or other visual material.

Please send applications to:

Pauline Burmann
chairperson Thami Mnyele Foundation
Post Address:
P.O. Box 10768
1001 ET Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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