Delfina Foundation

Open Call for Angolan Artists and Curators

In partnership with ELA - Espa├žo Luanda Arte

Delfina Foundation is happy to announce a partnership with ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte to offer a two-month residency for an artist or a curator from Angola during our Open Season in Summer 2018.

Open Season Residency

Delfina Foundation’s (DF) ‘Open Season’ refers to our non-thematic programme, which provides participants with opportunities and support to undertake research; present their work to a range of different audiences; develop a network of contacts within the UK’s art scene; participate in a structured programme of activities; and engage with a wide range of international artists, curators and thinkers.

The programme begins with a structured series of guided visits to museums, galleries, not for profit spaces, artist run spaces, and studios, as well as trips to organisations outside of London. Through these visits, participants get to know one another and begin an open dialogue about their work and the work of others.

Following these initial activities, time and support are given to the artist or curator to conduct their own research. This research will be carried out alongside a series of professional development activities including facilitated peer-peer presentations and critiques; portfolio reviews with external curators; and mentoring activities with UK based practitioners. In addition, the resident will be expected to engage in a programme of targeted fortnightly networking events.

• An eight-week residency in London, including one return, economy-class flight, and a living allowance for food/per diems and materials;
• A single bedroom at DF, which is a shared house with some shared facilities, such as the laundry room, kitchen, and dining room;
• Opportunities to engage in the art scene in UK through structured and independent time and activities; and
• Access to a programme of planned group activities and visits to cultural organisations in the UK.

Please note that artist-duos/curator-duos or collectives will not be accepted. Residents are also not able to bring partners or families to the residency. In some cases, short visits are allowed.

• An Angolan citizen, currently living and working in Angola;
• Interest in engaging in the thematic programme;
• Seeking an opportunity to develop his/her practice and the concepts of his/her artistic/curatorial work;
• Able to explain how the experience of an international residency may benefit his/her career development and local networks; and
• Proficient in English.


Applicants are expected to submit:
• The completed application form
• A CV detailing recent projects, exhibitions, workshops and residencies
• At least 10 high-quality images of previous projects, research or exhibitions, which could include unrealised proposals. For videos/films, please provide links to websites, Vimeo pages, YouTube pages, etc. Do not attach actual video files.

Please submit only electronic copies of the above documents (under 5MB) to following email address:

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2017

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a Skype interview in late October with the final decision taking place in November 2017.