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Land Art Competition 2017

Call for Submissions

Nka Foundation invites submissions from creative practitioners and organizations dedicated to community placemaking to participate in its 2017 Land Art Competition. Nka Foundation is a non-profit organisation in the United States aiming to serve underserved communities in Africa. The Nka Foundation has a focus on human capital development through use of the arts, broadly defined to include visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, design, new media/film production, arts history, arts criticism, arts education, arts administration and curatorship, and other emerging arts. In 2008, Nka Foundation was established as a network of Arts Village and arts-based community projects in Africa and other industrially developing parts of the globe.

The competition is open to landscape architects, artists, curators, designers, architects, urban planners, structural engineers, university students and others from around the world to submit ideas for large-scale and site-specific public art installations based on site in rural Ghana. The submitted entries can be functional or non-functional works, but they must aim at creating a truly unique experience that becomes emblematic of what an arts village is and how it needs to function as a place. Forty of the submitted proposals will be selected for creation on site and to be exhibited as site-specific public art installations that will altogether become part of the Abetenim Arts Village, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The arts village is designed as a learning centre to provide relational spaces for creative people from the region and other countries to live, work, learn and create.

Submissions must be received by the competition organizers no later than 15 February 2017.

Please submit your design entry via the competition discussion board at nkaprojects.boards.net/thread/62/2017-land-art-competition

For more information, please contact: info@nkafoundation.org; www.nkafoundation.org