The call-out for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Award was announced in February 2022 in tandem with the local launch of Guest Artists Space. The fully supported opportunity was open to emerging creative practitioners across all disciplines living within the West African region and initially offered three one-month residencies across our sites in Lagos and Ikise.
The judging panel was impressed by both the talent and breadth of creative disciplines and, following a review of all 160 applications submitted via the open call, they decided to increase the number of opportunities from three to seven fully funded residencies.
It is with great pleasure that we present the first cohort of G.A.S. Fellowship Award recipients:
Laeïla Adjovi (Senegal)
Sarafadeen Bello (Nigeria)
Femi Johnson (Nigeria)
Samuel Nnorom (Nigeria)
Tobi Onabolu (Nigeria)
Ofem Ubi (Nigeria)
Uzor Ugoala (Nigeria)
Article image: Behind the scenes shot from 'Sweet Potato' by Ofem Ubi. Image courtesy of Ofem Ubi.