Application for the 2025 Rele Young Contemporaries Residency Program opens

The Rele Arts Foundation has officially opened applications for the 2025 edition of its Young Contemporaries Residency Program.

Young contemporaries 2025

This marks the 10th edition of the laudable project and intense training program for early career artists, initiated by the Arts Foundation of one of Nigeria’s better-known contemporary art spaces, Rele Gallery, as it aims to empower upcoming creative artists across the African continent.

The Young Contemporaries program has remarkably gained recognition for its immense role in showcasing Africa’s top artistic talents.

It also gives a transformative creative experience that helps build artistic innovations and critical thinking skills for exploration.

Deadline: April 30th, 2024.

Applications for the 2025 Young Contemporaries residency program will open on March 15th and close on April 30th, 2024.

The big picture

The Young Contemporaries residency program is a great opportunity for young and emerging artists to build relationships with the art community and showcase their creative works.

The organizers of the residency program also announced that renowned international art critics and curators will lead the program, ensuring that the participants gain well-meaning mentorship and education.

Previous editions

The previous editions had featured talented artists who showcased fascinating new works. Artists such as Atinuke Macaulay, David Ngaji, Praise Sanni-Adeniyi, and Salam Moneyang were featured in the ninth edition.