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Rwanda music residency for Canadians – Apply



Festival Afropolitain Nomade in collaboration with Conseil des arts de Montréal, an arts organisation based in Canada, is inviting professional artists with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency to apply for a musical creation residency in Kigali, Rwanda, from 19 June to 20 July 2020.

The residency will be part of the seventh edition of Festival Afropolitain Nomade in Kigali between 7 and 11 July.

It aims to promote the international exposure and dissemination of the works of Montreal-based professional musicians. It also allows the selected artist to create, with the support of Festival Afropolitain Nomade’s team, a work of up to 45 minutes that will be presented at the closing of the festival.

Five finalists will be selected for the residency. They will be invited to meet the jury after which only one candidate will be selected for the programme.


  • CV.
  • Video links to two musical performances.
  • Three audio files (MP3 format).
  • Two HD photos.
  • Press kit.

The successful applicants will receive the following:

  • Four-week residency in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • $5 000 grant to cover the artist’s fee and all travel expenses.
  • Pre-travel training.
  • Professional meetings in Kigali with local and international presenters.

The application deadline is 6 March 2020.

Interested individuals should read the guidelines here.

The application form is available in French here.

Meanwhile, the official line-up of Festival Afropolitain Nomade has been released and includes Mariaa Siga (Senegal), Sage Soldat (Niger), Koudy Fagbemi (Benin), Charly na Nina (Rwanda), Tyrane (Ivory Coast) and many more.

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