The European Union has announced the opening of applications for the EU-West Africa Fusion Artist Residency Expo.
The residency expo will bring together artists of the following specialities: musicians, fashion designers and visual artists (painters, photographers, street artists) from Ghana, Togo, Benin and the European Union member states in promotion of the spirit of cultural integration and cross-cultural collaboration.
Interested applicants can submit their applications by Wednesday, January 3, 2024, via www.eu-fusion.org
The Expo aims to showcase the unique fusion of European and West African art, highlighting the rich heritage, cultural diversity, and contemporary trends. Through this, the EU-West Africa Fusion Artists Residency and Expo endeavours to create an enriching platform for cultural exchange and expression, fostering understanding and appreciation of art forms from multiple perspectives.
The European Union Ambassador, H.E. Irchad Razaaly, commented, “There is no denying that Ghana is one of the countries in the sub-region with a richness of cultural history, and it is the goal of the EU to facilitate cross-cultural exchanges and promote Ghanaian and African culture and heritage in and outside Europe.
Through this EU-West Africa Fusion Artists Residency and Expo event, the EU is enhancing cultural exchanges between Ghana, Togo, and Benin to enhance cultural integration and engagements with European creatives.
The EU-West Africa Fusion Artists Residency and Expo is centred on three thematic areas: fashion, music, and visual arts, with a total amount of EUR 3,000 (GHS 36, 000) being awarded to the winning team comprising a musician, a fashion designer, and a visual artist.