Guest Projects Digital

Guest Projects Digital

Over the past decade, the internationally acclaimed British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA has tirelessly supported the development of early career and African diaspora artists and curators through Guest Projects. Founded by Shonibare Studio in 2006 the residency programme offered early-career multidisciplinary creatives and practitioners free access to a project space in which to collaborate and experiment for one month. The studio, encompassing the ground floor of a former carpet factory in east London, was an alternative universe and playground for artists, performers and curators, encouraging them to collaborate and make new and experimental work.

Over the years it evolved to become a laboratory of ideas and a testing ground for new thoughts and actions in which the possibility of failure became an opportunity for artistic growth. In response to the global Covid crisis of 2020 Guest Projects moved away from offering a physical project space, focusing instead on digitally enabling and supporting the creation of new works, testing of ideas, mentoring, creative programming and online community engagement. Guest Projects Digital has been conceived as a means of continuing to support multidisciplinary artists by providing access to digital and online resources regardless of physical and cultural barriers to collaboration and experimentation.

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My Practice After Guest Projects Digital 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

My Practice After Guest Projects Digital 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

In 2021 Akwasi Bediako Afrane received the Guest Projects Digital 2021 Artist in Focus...

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Apply Now: G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022

Apply Now: G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022

In tandem with the launch of our international artist residency programme in Nigeria, Guest...

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Artist in Residence: Steloolive

Artist in Residence: Steloolive

From 1st to 27th November Guest Projects Digital will be revealing the process behind the...

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Artist in Residence: Djofray Makumbu

Artist in Residence: Djofray Makumbu

From 4th to 30th October Guest Projects Digital is revealing intimate insights into the process...

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