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Artists’ residencies are on the rise across Africa as art investment catches on

Artists’ residencies are on the rise across Africa as art investment catches on

FROM Accra to Dakar, Marrakech to Lagos, Nairobi and now, Cape Town, art residence programs are on the rise, often initiated by successful African artists and now also by public-private partnerships. The French Ambassador to the southern African region, David Martinon, recently signed a letter of commitment with MEMORIST’s Director of Corporate Development, Sophie Taïeb, committing to supporting an African art residency in Cape Town. “This is the first such residency we’re establishing in Africa, we’re very excited about the possibility of creating a modern, cultural experience within a historic environment,” he is quoted in the South African art news…
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