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RAW Académie
Education Philadelphia, US

RAW Académie

DEADLINE:15 March 2020

RAW Académie is an experimental residential program for the research and study of artistic and curatorial practice and thought. The program usually takes place over seven weeks in Dakar. It is dedicated to a dynamic reflection on artistic research, curatorial practice and critical writing.

Session 9 will take place in Philadelphia at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (ICA), and will be led by artist, writer, filmmaker and activist Linda Goode Bryant. It will run from September 28 to November 13 2020.

Invited faculty members will include artist Arthur Jafa, curators Rujeko Hockley and Thomas Lax, and writer and musician Greg Tate, with more to be announced.


  1. Successful applicants are required to commit to being in Philadelphia throughout the duration of the session

  2. Be a graduate of an art school, curatorial programme, architecture school or any department of humanities

  3. Be fluent in English.


RAW Académie is a tuition-free experimental study program. The ICA will provide assistance with travel, accomodation, and basic living expenses to successful applicants from outside of the Philadelphia region. A maximum of 10 fellows are selected for each session.