How you can become an art entrepreneur

An artist,Jimga, during a previous training in Unilag

The 2014 Art Entrepreneurship training for students and artists alike is set to take place from Oct. 20- 24, at the new Creative Arts Complex, beside the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.
 The programme, which is organised by the Creative Arts Department of the University of Lagos and supported by the Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Art Foundation(OYASAF)will emphasize the development of skills in various art specialisations like Ceramics, Bead and Wire works, Photography, Drawing and Silk painting.

Some of the processes to be taught include craft procedures that can be translated into critical artistic statements for the future .This is to enable participants produce affordable, self-able and market-driven art.

The training sessions will be handled by Ato Arinze and Ojetunde Oluseyi (Ceramics) Ayodeji Adewunmi (Experimental Art forms, i.e. Waste recycling) Boye Ola and Ariyo Oguntimehin (Photography) Temilola Marindotin and Adedamola Runsewe (Bead and wire works), Sola Ogunfunwa (Drawing and Silk Painting) and a few other professional artists will be directing each workshop area.

Prospective participants are expected to apply, indicating their area of interest, their email address, web site (if any) telephone contact, three images of recent works or links to websites containing their works and a recent one-page resume, sent to latest by Sept. 30, 2014.
Those who had submitted applications before Aug. 19, 2014, are  also advised to kindly resend their applications.

Successful candidates will be notified by Oct. 7, 2014. (note that each image should not exceed 500 KB and must be saved in jpeg format, any anomaly may disqualify your application).
While participation is free; including all art supplies and work spaces, participants will have to take care of their accommodation, feeding and transportation expenses to the workshop venue.

 Certificate of Participation will be given to all participants, and prizes will be awarded for the best work in each category.

Further enquiries: 08033316729 / 08033533469 (9am-5pm only, No SMS).