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UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19: Please note that the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) is not a grantmaking program and is unable to assist artists financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Barclays L'Atelier

  • Services offered
  • Residencies
  • Exhibition and Performance Opportunities
  • Awards
  • Target demographic
  • People Living in Sub-Saharan Africa
Guidelines of assistance

Aside from the Gerard Sokoto award, eligible artists must be between the ages of 21 and 35 and permanent residents of South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, Mauritius, or Seychelles.


The Barclays L'Atelier prize grants residencies and exhibitions to multiple artists ages 21–35 from specific African countries each year. Winners receive a cash prize plus a round-trip to Paris, France, and each finalist will also be paired with a mentor who will work with them for a year.

Last updated Jun 07, 2019
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