ART.NG ARTIST GRANT
ArtNg periodically provides one-time emergency grants to address immediate needs related to extraordinary circumstances and events.
In July 2020, as a response to the Covid-19 crisis, Art.Ng launched grants totaling N1.25M to support visual artists based in Nigeria. The award provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older. Six artists – Barry Yusufu, Lucky Isaiah, Onyinye Ezennia, Chigozie Obi, Emmanuel Adeyemi and Roanna Tella were selected under this program.
In October 2020, in response to the #EndSars movement against police brutality, ArtNg recognized six photographers who acted as storytellers of that important moment in Nigeria’s history.
To be eligible to get a grant, the artist must be a self-defined under-recognized visual artist 21 years or older and a Nigerian citizen.
There will be monetary awards made in support of the development of artists’ work with applications being evaluated on the artist work and potential to