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A Project Taking Shape

A Project Taking Shape

A build update on the Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) buildings in Lagos and Ijebu.

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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

G.A.S. Foundation - Head of Programme and Artist Liaison, full time, Lagos, Nigeria

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The Guardian

The Guardian

"Cultural appropriation is a two-way thing": Yinka Shonibare on Picasso,masks and the fashion for black artists. Article by Jonathan Jones

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Phillips’ auction 10 works to benefit Y.S.F. & G.A.S.

Phillips’ auction 10 works to benefit Y.S.F. & G.A.S.

Phillips has partnered with the Yinka Shonibare Foundation to offer a selection of fundraising works in the London ‘New Now’ auction on 15 December.

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Artist Residencies in the Time of Black Lives Matter

Artist Residencies in the Time of Black Lives Matter

Find out more on how the residency sector is supporting black art and artists on the background of the BLM Movement

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The 2020 Digital Residency Award

The 2020 Digital Residency Award

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation is pleased to announce the selected group to receive a residency at Guest Projects Digital.  A Graveyard of Ideas I 07.09.20 - 03.10.20 The project seeks to erect a digital monument dedicated to the harnessing of failures by asking: what kind of...

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Thank you for the support

Thank you for the support

We are thrilled to announce that the Yinka Shonibare Foundation, with support from Gasworks and the Triangle Network, has been awarded funding by the London Community Response Fund, administered by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, to support artists to...

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Artists Open Call

Artists Open Call

This first residency calls out is for collaborations between artists and curators, in particular, those of African descent living and working in London, UK and Lagos, Nigeria.

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Black lives matter, structures matter

Black lives matter, structures matter

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation would like to express its sincere condolences to the family of George Floyd and everyone effected by his brutal murder. The Yinka Shonibare Foundation will continue to work to address the fundamental structural inequalities that culminated in the death of Mr....

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Postponed Art Auction and Gala

Postponed Art Auction and Gala


It is with great sadness that we must announce the postponement of Yinka Shonibare Foundation’s Art Auction and Gala at the end of May 2020.

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TFAF: Philanthropy in African Art

TFAF: Philanthropy in African Art

The idea of philanthropy in the arts in an African context has never been more important. The traditional model of philanthropy needs to evolve in order to ensure it fulfils its own potential as a catalyst for growth and best serves the needs of those it is intended to support. Patronage is...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Over the past decade, I’ve been running a project space for emerging artists in east London called Guest Projects. Based just off Broadway Market, it supports practitioners in a variety of disciplines, from visual artists to musicians to theatre companies.

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