Open Call: 2024 Tilga Art Prize Nigeria Edition

Open Call: 2024 Tilga Art Prize Nigeria Edition

Applications Open

G.A.S. Foundation has once again partnered with Tilga Art Prize to host the winner of the annual open call at G.A.S. for an all-expenses paid residency. Tilga Art Prize are welcoming submissions from artists between the ages of 18 and 30 working and living in Nigeria, or of Nigerian descent. Applicants are invited to submit proposals as individuals or as groups across a variety of creative disciplines that include photography, painting, sculpture, illustration or multidisciplinary arts.



Individuals interested in making an application will need to supply the following:

  • A CV or Resume
  • One reference letter from tutors, artists and/or art professionals
  • A portfolio of 6 to 8 digital images of most recent artworks or videos
  • A conceptual proposal to create artwork addressing any of the following social issues in Nigeria: poverty, youth unemployment or insecurity


Four artists will be selected as finalists and allocated the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize: $4,000 and an all-expenses-paid residency at G.A.S. Lagos or the G.A.S. Farm House
  • 2nd Prize: $3,000
  • 3rd Prize: $2,000
  • 4th Prize: $1,000

Additional benefits include mentorship by established artists, salons hosted by renowned Nigerian collectors and global publicity by all supporting partners.

Full application details and information about the award partners can be found by clicking the button below.



Tilga Art Fund aka Tilga Art Prize was created by Wally Bakare to support and foster criticality, broaden artistic practice, and engage new and exciting modes of art-making among young contemporary African artists. The Fund is now in its 5th annual edition with 20 Finalists awarded.

The Tilga Art Prize is a continuation of Bakare's investment in the youth across the globe, as a complement to his Tilga Scholarships. Over the past 14 years, Tilga Scholarship has awarded financial assistance to 30 students attending public universities and private high schools in the United States.

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