Self-Funded Residencies

LOATAD’s Self-Funded, Self-Directed Residency runs throughout the year, except for the months of December – January and July – August, for a minimum of four weeks/one month, with the option to extend depending on availability.

The Residency is self-directed, with the opportunity to request specific workshops/mentoring and participate in pre-organised events at the library. Residents are encouraged to make full use of the library’s resources, as well as LOATAD’s community, which is made up of a diverse group of people from across Ghana, Africa, and the world.

The residency includes
  • A private, self-contained room (own bathroom)
  • WiFi
  • Access to the library during certain hours
  • Access to shared spaces (main space, dining and living areas, outdoor space, etc.)
  • Opportunity to attend workshops/events at the library
  • Promotion of you and your work through our social media channels
  • Opportunity to work in local community projects we are involved in
  • An event to showcase your work (subject to availability)
  • Connections with the local cultural scene

$1000 USD a month (**A 10% discount is available for bookings of two full months or more)

To apply

Complete the form below with the following information: 

  • Details of the project you intend to work on while in residence (max. 500 words)
  • Artist statement and writer’s CV
  • A writing sample of no more than 2,000 words
  • A statement on why you’d like to do a residency at LOATAD (max. 500 words)
  • Proposed residency dates

Apply for a Self-Directed Residency

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