Applications invited for Ghanaian women-in-sound artist residency

Ghana-based NGO Black Girls Glow is seeking women sound artists, singers, rappers, poets, producers and beatmakers of all levels to join its free, week-long artists’ residency

Black Girls Glow (BGG) is a non-profit organisation created to foster collaboration between creative women in Ghana, creating spaces for them to network, learn and create content beyond the ‘external boundaries imposed by the predefined, male-dominated structure of the art scene.’

This year’s residency, from 18-25 July, will explore unconventional and inclusive ways in which young people can and do protest against societal iniquities. The residency is free to participants and open to women artists from beginners to experts.

Seeing creative women as key to stronger communities across Ghana, BGG mentors and connects young women to help them solve the specific issues of their communities through their art, and to help establish them as artists in their own right.

It offers personal training and workshops to women between 18 and 35 years of age to develop skills, leadership and entrepreneurial knowledge of the music industry, giving them access to the equipment, support and contacts to develop professional music careers.

A spokesperson for Black Girls Glow said. ‘The BGG’s projects leverage the collective gathering of women to empower them to solve specific issues relevant to their communities while helping to build stronger communities across the country.’

Applications

The deadline for applications is 8 April 2021. www.blackgirlsglow.org

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