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INVITATION TO APPLY FOR 2010 OYASAF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM OYASAF 2010 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM The Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), a non-profit organization in Nigeria established in the year 2007, welcome applications for 2010 Graduate Fellowship in Nigerian art history and culture for non-Nigerian scholars. OYASAF is widely acknowledged as Nigeria's largest and most balanced private art collection and offers an opportunity to study and research into Nigeria Art History. It holds over 6000 works of art of different categories of Nigerian and other visual art of the world in its collection with works in all the five areas of Nigerian art ranging from contemporary to modern paintings and sculptures, antiques, traditional and neo traditional African art. The art works in OYASAF include the works of earliest Nigerian contemporary artists from Aina Onabulu, Akinola Lashekan, Ugorgi, Ben Enwonwu, Okaybulu, Nike Davis-Okundaye, to Charles Shainumi, Okpu Eze, Clary Nelson Cole, Kolade Osinowo, David Dale, Simon Okeke, Isiaka Osunde, Abayomi Barber, Moses Ajiboye, Olu Amoda, El Anatsui, Ben Osawe, Bruce Onabrakpeya, Lara Ige-Jacks, Susanne Wenger, Theresa Akinwale, Uzo Egonu, Jimoh Akolo, Lamidi Fakeye, Uche Okeke, Erhabor Emopkae, Kunle Filani, Tola Wewe, Adeola Balogun etc, etc. THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE OYASAF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ARE: (1) 25 days lodging in Lagos, in a room of a flat near the foundation. (2) Stipend of N50,000 (About USD 300). ) (3) Open access to artworks and practicing artists. (4) Airport Pick-up and drop off. (5) Office Space with internet access and electrical power supply at all times. (6) Library support for research. (7) Transportation for research (as available). REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be enrolled as graduate students in accredited Universities in Europe, Canada, USA, Latin America and Asia, North Africa and South Africa, pursuing studies in Nigerian art and culture. APPLICATION: 1-2 pages introducing each applicant, describing research interests and explaining how this fellowship will support the applicant's research. Each candidate must accompany their application with a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of their institution dispatched independently to OYASAF. SCHEDULE: Applications must be received by February 28th 2010. The Board of Directors will thereafter review the applications and announce the winners on the 26th of March 2010 on its website. 2009 BENEFICIARIES: Two beneficiaries have since concluded their 2009 program with us namely: (1) Miss Janine Sytsma (PhD Student of African Art in the University of Wisconson - 20 days program) (2) Mr. Ian Bourland (PhD Student of African Art in Chicago University - 25 days program) (3) The third beneficiary, Ms Carmen de Michele of the University of Ludwig-Maximilians, Munich Germany, is expected to resume soon. Please send all correspondence to:firstname.lastname@example.org Phone inquiries: Nicolas Robertson 703 920 1483 (USA) OYASAF Operations Consultant H-AfrArts H-Net Network for African Expressive Culture E -Mail: H-AFRARTS@H-NET.MSU.EDU http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~artsweb/