This creative arts workshop will be a great opportunity for artists in the Lagos area. Please read the advert carefully because you will need to apply quickly to the organisers as indicated in the advert and send in the required images and letter. Closing date for applications is March 28 2011. The organisers say:

We regret to say that we were recently beset by problems on our website; whether these resulted from some unexplained system problems or an attempt at hacking we can’t say.  In any case, some emails bounced back to senders, but others were simply rerouted and disappeared.  We have dealt with the problem problem in the system, but it has disrupted the schedule of the Fellowships.

We will  now accept applications through March 28; once again, send them to , with a copy to .

ANN: UNILAG Art Entrepreneurship Workshop Sponsored by OYASAF

University of Lagos
Art Entrepreneurship Workshop 2011
Sponsored by OYASAF

The Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos will be conducting its first art entrepreneurship workshop for students of the University of Lagos and artists from within the Lagos area. The workshop, scheduled to hold from 3-9 May, 2011, will emphasize the teaching of participants’ skills, so that they can then produce affordable, sellable and market-driven art. Participants will acquire an entrepreneurial advantage, often de-emphasized in the art school curriculum. Some of the processes to be taught will include craft procedures that could be translated into critical artistic statements for the future.  The selected areas for this first workshop are:

* Repousse
* Watercolour
* Pastel painting,
* Ceramics/Jewellery and
* Printmaking

Kathleen Stafford, Peter Akinwunmi, Sam Ovraiti, Ariyo Oguntimehin, and a few other professional artists will be directing each workshop area.

The Parapet, Main Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos
Date: 3-9 May, 2011, Open day/Exhibition of finished works will hold on  9 May 2011


Applications for the creative arts workshop are invited from interested participants.  Seventy participants are expected to attend the hands-on workshop with over half the number comprising students of tertiary institutions within the Lagos area.  Other interested artists within Lagos may also apply. Certificate of Participation will be made available for all participants and prizes will be awarded for the best work in each category.

An application letter indicating only one area of interest, email address, website (if any), telephone number, three images of recent work and a recent one-page resume should be sent by email to Unilag/ For further enquiries call 07043975882 (9am-5pm only, No SMS)

Deadline for submission of application   28 March 2011
Successful candidates will be notified by 6 April, 2011.
(note that each image should not exceed 500 KB and must be saved in jpeg format; any anomaly may disqualify your application)

Participation in the workshop is free. All art supplies, tools, equipment and work spaces will be provided.
This workshop is generously supported by the Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF) and coordinated by Peju Layiwola of the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos.

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