Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence Artist Residency Fellowships 2020/2021 for African Artists (Fully Funded to Germany)

Application Deadline: June 30th 2020

The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) invites artists from African (continental or diasporic) contexts to apply for fellowships in the Bay­reuth Academy of Advanced African Studies.

In the academic year 2020-2021, the Bayreuth Academy offers two fellowships in coopera­tion with Iwalewahaus. These are designed to enable artists from African continental or di­asporic contexts to pursue projects of significance to the Cluster’s intellectual agenda while immersed in a vibrant community of researchers coming from more than fifteen academic disciplines, as well as other artists. Fellows will be in residence for a period ranging from one to six months, during which they will carry out their research in an efficiently managed en­vironment with excellent working conditions.


Artists from the continent or the African diasporas are eligible to apply. They may come from any field of the arts. The duration of the fellowship may range from one to six months between October 2020 and July 2021; the precise period and dates will be determined based on the preferences of the successful applicants. During the fellowship period, residence in Bayreuth is mandatory.


  • Fellows will be provided with adequately equipped working space and get access to the excellent library resources at the University of Bayreuth, as well as access to the collections and archives of Iwalewahaus.
  • In terms of remuneration, fellowships include travel subsidies and a monthly fellowship, a living allowance and a mobility/family allowance (please refer to the separate document “Financial Provisions”).

Should you be interested in applying, please read the information about the Cluster’s theoretical and thematic agendas available at All proposals should demonstrate the candidate’s commitment to the Cluster’s agenda of reconfiguring African Studies and its core concepts of multiplicity, relationality and reflexivity, convincingly reflecting relevant aspects of gender and diversity, while detailing their intended contributions to one (or possibly more) of the Cluster’s Research Sections. Please also state how aspects of diversity will be interrogated in your artistic project.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence Artist Residency Fellowships 2020/2021


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