CR8:BLK Art Residency Program
Ghana - POSTPONED Due to COVID-19
Film Art Residency
Marked the "Year of the Return", 2019 is an exciting year for CR8:BLK as the launch of the Art Residency program will take place in Ghana and feature the work of five women filmmakers. This art residency will be for two weeks and when completed artist will complete a short film. During the art residency artists will get housing and transportation. Artists will meet with Ghana Film industry members and local Ghanaian artists. Participating artists will partake in workshops and have access to equipment and resources. In addition, artists will go on cultural excursions and learn about Ghanaian culture. Applications for this residency will open on October 1, 2019. The art residency is set to begin in January 2020.
Application for CR8:BLK Art Residency in Ghana 2020
To apply to the CR8:BLK Art Residency in Ghana there are two parts to the application. The first part is the pre-selection application, which can be filled out online and due by October 31, 2019. The selection process is competitive and is based on applicant's current resume, portfolio of film work, the essay response, and eligibility. After the pre-selection phase, the second part of the application will be a video interview that selected artists will be complete and five artists will be selected to be in the CR8:BLK Art Residency in Ghana.
To be eligible to participate in the CR8:BLK Art Residency in Ghana, artist must be at least 21 years of age. To be eligible the applicant must be an United States Citizen who is able to obtain a Visa to visit Ghana. To be eligible to participate, applicant must be a woman filmmaker of Black/African descent, and have at least 5 years of experience as a director, writer, and/or producer. Applicant must also be able to travel to Ghana for two weeks to complete the residency and have their own travel insurance.
The CR8:BLK Art Residency in Ghana
The CR8:BLK Art Residency in Ghana is an opportunity for five women filmmakers of Black/African descent to travel to Ghana and learn about Ghanaian culture and the Ghana film industry. The art residency is also an opportunity for artists to connect and collaborate on film projects. Each artist selected will complete a short film at the end of the residency that has at least 75% of the film shot in Ghana and at least 50% of the crew and cast being Ghanaian. The final films can be in post production after the art residency and must be completed by March 1, 2020 to be entered into film festivals and fees for submission to film festivals paid by CR8:BLK. The filmmakers in the residency will be given mentorship and guidance in this process. Films produced will be the property of the filmmakers and they must mention CR8:BLK in co-production credit to show that the film was made as apart of the CR8:BLK Art Residency program. The artists in the residency will be provided with housing and transportation while in Ghana. Artists will be responsible for their air flights and visa fees, but will be given assistance to find affordable air fare. There is no cost to participate in the art residency and artist will not get paid for being in the art residency.