Rencontres de Bamako 09 – Visiting Arts

1 Sep

November 2009



Visiting Arts will be leading a curators’ visit to The Bamako Encounters, Biennial of African Photography, Mali, during November 2009. Established since 1994, the 2009 Biennial takes the theme of ‘Borders’ and forms the eighth edition of this event. Contemporary works from across the African continent will be presented to create an exhibition programme that promotes opportunities for regional integration, international exchange and dialogue and that facilitates links with photography festivals and visual arts arenas throughout Africa and around the world.

The visit is currently being scheduled for a five/six day period with planned departure from the UK on Friday November 6 for attendance at the Biennial opening from Saturday November 7. Part of the itinerary will also include meetings with artists, curators and networking events, to encourage collaborative working.

Flights and visas will be funded by Visiting Arts.

The programme is open to application from UK based visual arts curators at all levels. Expressions of interest should be registered by Friday September 25 2009 and include:

• A cover letter stating how the visit will benefit your practice
• CV (two pages max.)
We will consider applicants who fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
• A track record of commissioning work and managing international projects and developing sustainable international links
• The ability to take forward initiatives within their own organisations or, if freelance, with existing partnerships and relationships

Please note, there are limited places available on this visit. If you are interested in joining us please send the above information to:


Deadline: Friday September 25 2009


One Response to “Rencontres de Bamako 09 – Visiting Arts”

  1. Kelli Garner September 30, 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    Really nice posts. I will be checking back here regularly.

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