Lauren Beukes Selected for Bellagio Center Residency Award

16 May 2016
Lauren Beukes

Congratulations to PEN SA member Lauren Beukes, who is on Africa Centre’s list of five winners for the Bellagio Center Residency Award.

This forms part of the 2015 Artists In Residency Programme, which four PEN SA members were shortlisted for.

Press release:

The Africa Centre is pleased to announce the artists selected by The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center as part of our 2015 Artists In Residency Programme.

After receiving a large number of applications, across artistic disciplines, we shortlisted 24 artists on behalf of the Bellagio Center. Based on their specific interests, the following artists were selected:

1. Lauren Ann Beukes (Author | South Africa)
2. Tsitsi Dangarembga (Author. Filmmaker | Zimbabwe)
3. Victor Ehighale Ehikhamenor (Author. Visual Artist. | Nigeria)
4. Yared Zeleke (Filmmaker | Ethiopia)
5. Fathy Adly Salama (Performing Artist | Egypt)

These additional five artists bring the total to 14 who were accepted into nine different residencies around the world as part of the 2015 Programme. Over the next two weeks, we will be releasing more information about these artists on as well as our social media platforms.

The Africa Centre will be launching the 2016 call for applications in the second half of this year.