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perfocraZe International Artist Residency
Residency Kumasi, Ghana

perfocraZe International Artist Residency


perfocraZe International Artist Residency- [pIAR] is hosted by “crazinisT artisT studiO” located in the hub of Kumasi, the second largest city of Ghana and the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom. It is an interdisciplinary artists' program, performance ‘hatchery’, incubator, laboratory and interactive platform aimed at promoting exchange between international and local artists, activists, researchers, curators and thinkers.


pIAR is suitable for artists working in performance, videos, photography, film, interactive/performative installations, interventions, graffiti, curating, writing, story telling and music/dance.

pIAR is built on the notions and intersections of Performativity, documentation and archiving. NOTE: All participants and activities at pIAR are randomly documented.

pIAR IS A HOPE FOR ARTISTIC & CULTURAL ADVENTURE: Participants must be willing and ready to take the challenges and responsibilities in navigating the socio-cultural complexities within Kumasi and its environs.

pIAR IS A HOME FOR ALL: Participants must be willing and ready to coexist and tolerate people from/with diverse cultures, race, gender, age, sexuality, etc.

The residency runs monthly from JANUARY to AUGUST each year. Participants must be able to STAY for a minimum of 28 days.

Participants should at least be able to communicate in English.


  • Free accommodation (shared rooms)
  • Free WiFi (Depending on available funding)
  • There is no stipend or per diem
  • Participants must be able to COVER travel, visa, health insurance, cost of production and cost of living.