West African Writers Residency Programme Terms and Conditions

  • Writers must commit to the entire duration of the residency i.e. one month.
  • Shorter or longer stays cannot be accommodated.
  • There is no option to extend the residency, either before it officially begins or after its official end. Should you wish to arrive in Ghana before your residency start date or stay in Ghana after the residency ends, you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements.
  • Residents will be required to take part in presentation and critique sessions and share their work with other residents and the LOATAD team. Optionally, you may choose to give a public presentation of your work.
  • Residents are required to present a work plan at the start of the programme and must be prepared for reviews to check progress from time to time.
  • Residents will be required to engage in community work with our local and extended LOATAD community. This could involve, for example, giving a creative writing workshop at a local school or giving a poetry performance to children.
  • Residents will be accommodated individually in rooms, each with its own bathroom, a desk, and access to WiFi. Rooms have fans (no aircon).
  • Residents are responsible for keeping their own rooms clean throughout the duration of their residency.
  • The residency is based in Greater Accra.
  • Residents outside Ghana are responsible for their own transportation arrangement to and from the country.
  • Residents are responsible for ensuring they have adequate travel and health insurance.
  • Residents agree to be photographed, videotaped, or recorded over the course of the programme for archival documentation or promotional purposes by LOATAD or their partner(s).
  • Residents must follow COVID-19 protocols set by LOATAD in accordance with Government of Ghana regulations.
  • Residents agree to respect all laws of the Republic of Ghana.
  • Residents agree to respect the rules of the Residency.
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