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------------------ Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:29:08 -0600 X-Posted from H-NET List for African Expressive Culture <H-AFRARTS@H-NET.MSU.EDU> From: Michael Conner <mwconner1@COMCAST.NET> _________ From: Erica Agyeman <email@example.com> Date: February 23, 2012 INVITATION OF APPLICATIONS FOR OYASAF 2012 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM The Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), a non-profit organization in Nigeria established in the year 2007, welcomes applications for its 2012 Graduate Fellowship in Nigerian visual art 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 Nigerian visual art and culture. 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, 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. (6) Library support for research. (7) Transportation for research (as available). REQUIREMENTS: (1).Candidates must be enrolled as graduate students in accredited Universities in Europe, Canada, USA, Latin America and Asia, Australia, North Africa and South Africa, pursuing studies in Nigerian art and culture. (2).Grantees will be expected to make one presentation at an interactive session with scholars/artists during their stay with OYASAF. METHOD OF APPLICATION: 1-2 pages introducing each applicant, emailed to OYASAF 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. (Such as through Interfolio or a similar confidential delivery system.) Application materials and questions should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org SCHEDULE: Applications must be received by 11am on February 28, 2012. The Board of Trustees will thereafter review the applications and announce the winners on the 26th of March 2012 on the OYASAF website. OYASAF WEBSITE: www.nigerianartoyasaf.org PREVIOUS BENEFICIARIES: (1). Mr. Ian Bourland of the University of Chicago (USA). (2). Ms. Janine Systma of the University of Wisconsin (USA). She was also supported in her one year (1yr) fulbright scholarship program in Nigeria (3). Ms. Rachel Amaa-asaa Engmann of Stanford University, (USA). (4). Ms. Andrea Bauer of the University of Vienna (Austria). (5). Ms. Nomusa Makhubu of Rhodes University (South Africa) (6). Ms. Kathleen Coates of the Iziko Museum of Cape Town (South Africa). (7). Ms. Erica Agyeman of the Columbia University, New York (USA) Signed: Prince (Engr) Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Founder / CEO Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF) H-AfrArts H-Net Network for African Expressive Culture E -Mail: H-AFRARTS@H-NET.MSU.EDU http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~artsweb/