peforcraZe International Artists Residency is creating opportunities for cultural exchange and artistic collaborations
1

patron

$27
per month
perfocraZe International Artist Residency- [pIAR] hosted by “crazinisT artisT studiO” is an interdisciplinary artists' program and a performance ‘hatchery’. It serves as an incubator, laboratory and an interactive platform for artists, activists, researchers, curators and thinkers to develop and engage with one another on a rich variety of artistic research projects. The studio is located in the hub of Kumasi, the second largest city of Ghana and the capital of Ashanti Kingdom.

pIAR has been designed as a site and point of contact for promoting cultural exchange between international and local performers, interactive artists and film/video/photography artists. Participants are encouraged to explore the contemporary spirit and rituals of performativity in multigenerational societies and cultures, as well as questions of race and politics, especially through performance art, installations, music, video, and film/moving images. The residency runs from January to end of August each year. We invite and accept proposals from international and local artists to stay and develop their projects over a period of 4 weeks. By focusing on processes and projects rather than products, we encourage collaborative relationship between local and international practitioners while sharing experiences through discussions, research, workshops, presentations, lectures and experimental performative/participatory works. Projects developed in the residency will be eligible for exhibition at Chale Wote Art Festival, Alliance Francaise, public spaces, schools and other alternative art spaces.

Our focus is on performativity while aiming to merge contemporary art, culture and the people through collaborative practices. The Ashanti Kingdom is full of performative expressions, rituals, festivals and artistic cultures that we believe our artists in residence will gain from collaborating with and learning from.

https://vimeo.com/305951232

Your donations/contributions will directly support the artists in residence and the running of pIAR
Due to our logistical inability to fully fund our diverse and talented selection of participants each year, we are appealing to our audience, fans, organisation, art enthusiasts and the general public for gap funding. With this gap funding, pIAR will be able to move forward and enhance Kumasi and surrounding regions with an influx of creative energies, projects, and dialog from fellow artists from all over the world. Without this support, the residency program will require participating artists to host themselves, unduly weighting the pool of participants to non-African participants from wealthier nations. We would be glad to accept any contributions so that the program can run effectively and encourage this critical cultural project of artistic development and cultural exchange.

Breakdown detail for over 40 artists from January to August each year:
  • Travel Cost for artists from developing countries who could not afford their travel expenses 
  • Feeding of artist and interns daily: Though cost of living in Ghana is not so high it will best to reduce any financial burden on the participating artist and interns by providing them with daily meal.
  • Material costs: We will be able to cover reasonable production and research cost for artists in residency should we get enough support from our patrons.
  • Utilities (Wifi, Gas, Water, Electricity): It will be important for constant internet availability and access to facilitate research and internet activities for the artists. We are on prepaid electricity system that required regular loading of credit for usage.
  • Organising Artist Talk, Public Presentations and Workshops: We understand the financial commitments in organising these activities that demand the provision of refreshment (water, drinks, snacks), running of errands, renting spaces, equipments  and printing of materials.
Tiers
pIAR Go Digital
$30 or more per month

You will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions, interviews and live feeds from the residency.

pIAR Go Digital plus
$50 or more per month

You will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions, interviews and live feeds from the residency.

pIAR PLUS
$100 or more per month

you will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions from the residency. 

  • Thank You From pIAR
  • pIAR Digital Sticker


Please be aware that shipping costs outside of Ghana are extremely high. Kindly contact us about exciting and personal digital perks should shipping costs be prohibitive at the higher tiersIncluded Items

pIAR 2PLUS
$200 or more per month

you will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions from the residency. 

  • Thank You From pIAR
  • pIAR Digital Sticker


Please be aware that shipping cost outside of Ghana are extremely high. Kindly contact us about exciting and personal digital perks should shipping costs be prohibitive at the higher tiersIncludedItems

pIAR Special PLUS
$300 or more per month

you will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions from the residency. 


Including monthly

  • Thank You From pIAR
  • pIAR Digital Sticker
  • pIAR SKYPE You
  • pIAR GIF


Please be aware that shipping costs outside of Ghana are extremely high. Kindly contact us about exciting and personal digital perks should shipping costs be prohibitive at the higher tiersIncluded Items

pIAR GOLD
$500 or more per month

you will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions from the residency. 


Including monthly

  • Thank You From pIAR
  • pIAR Digital Sticker
  • pIAR SKYPE You
  • pIAR GIF


Please be aware that shipping costs outside of Ghana are extremely high. Kindly contact us about exciting and personal digital perks should shipping costs be prohibitive at the higher tiersIncluded Items

BECOME A BOARD MEMBER OF pIAR
$1,000 or more per month

You will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions from the residency. 

Including monthly

  • Thank You From pIAR
  • pIAR Digital Sticker
  • pIAR SKYPE You
  • pIAR GIF

Please be aware that shipping costs outside of Ghana are extremely high. Kindly contact us about exciting and personal digital perks should shipping costs be prohibitive at the higher tiersIncludedItems

Goals
$27 of $2,000 per month
We will organise fortnightly performances, inviting the locals community, artists, art lovers, critics and all patrons  to experience contemporary performative practices and cultural collaborations in our residency.
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perfocraZe International Artist Residency- [pIAR] hosted by “crazinisT artisT studiO” is an interdisciplinary artists' program and a performance ‘hatchery’. It serves as an incubator, laboratory and an interactive platform for artists, activists, researchers, curators and thinkers to develop and engage with one another on a rich variety of artistic research projects. The studio is located in the hub of Kumasi, the second largest city of Ghana and the capital of Ashanti Kingdom.

pIAR has been designed as a site and point of contact for promoting cultural exchange between international and local performers, interactive artists and film/video/photography artists. Participants are encouraged to explore the contemporary spirit and rituals of performativity in multigenerational societies and cultures, as well as questions of race and politics, especially through performance art, installations, music, video, and film/moving images. The residency runs from January to end of August each year. We invite and accept proposals from international and local artists to stay and develop their projects over a period of 4 weeks. By focusing on processes and projects rather than products, we encourage collaborative relationship between local and international practitioners while sharing experiences through discussions, research, workshops, presentations, lectures and experimental performative/participatory works. Projects developed in the residency will be eligible for exhibition at Chale Wote Art Festival, Alliance Francaise, public spaces, schools and other alternative art spaces.

Our focus is on performativity while aiming to merge contemporary art, culture and the people through collaborative practices. The Ashanti Kingdom is full of performative expressions, rituals, festivals and artistic cultures that we believe our artists in residence will gain from collaborating with and learning from.

https://vimeo.com/305951232

Your donations/contributions will directly support the artists in residence and the running of pIAR
Due to our logistical inability to fully fund our diverse and talented selection of participants each year, we are appealing to our audience, fans, organisation, art enthusiasts and the general public for gap funding. With this gap funding, pIAR will be able to move forward and enhance Kumasi and surrounding regions with an influx of creative energies, projects, and dialog from fellow artists from all over the world. Without this support, the residency program will require participating artists to host themselves, unduly weighting the pool of participants to non-African participants from wealthier nations. We would be glad to accept any contributions so that the program can run effectively and encourage this critical cultural project of artistic development and cultural exchange.

Breakdown detail for over 40 artists from January to August each year:
  • Travel Cost for artists from developing countries who could not afford their travel expenses 
  • Feeding of artist and interns daily: Though cost of living in Ghana is not so high it will best to reduce any financial burden on the participating artist and interns by providing them with daily meal.
  • Material costs: We will be able to cover reasonable production and research cost for artists in residency should we get enough support from our patrons.
  • Utilities (Wifi, Gas, Water, Electricity): It will be important for constant internet availability and access to facilitate research and internet activities for the artists. We are on prepaid electricity system that required regular loading of credit for usage.
  • Organising Artist Talk, Public Presentations and Workshops: We understand the financial commitments in organising these activities that demand the provision of refreshment (water, drinks, snacks), running of errands, renting spaces, equipments  and printing of materials.

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Tiers
pIAR Go Digital
$30 or more per month

You will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions, interviews and live feeds from the residency.

pIAR Go Digital plus
$50 or more per month

You will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions, interviews and live feeds from the residency.

pIAR PLUS
$100 or more per month

you will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions from the residency. 

  • Thank You From pIAR
  • pIAR Digital Sticker


Please be aware that shipping costs outside of Ghana are extremely high. Kindly contact us about exciting and personal digital perks should shipping costs be prohibitive at the higher tiersIncluded Items

pIAR 2PLUS
$200 or more per month

you will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions from the residency. 

  • Thank You From pIAR
  • pIAR Digital Sticker


Please be aware that shipping cost outside of Ghana are extremely high. Kindly contact us about exciting and personal digital perks should shipping costs be prohibitive at the higher tiersIncludedItems

pIAR Special PLUS
$300 or more per month

you will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions from the residency. 


Including monthly

  • Thank You From pIAR
  • pIAR Digital Sticker
  • pIAR SKYPE You
  • pIAR GIF


Please be aware that shipping costs outside of Ghana are extremely high. Kindly contact us about exciting and personal digital perks should shipping costs be prohibitive at the higher tiersIncluded Items

pIAR GOLD
$500 or more per month

you will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions from the residency. 


Including monthly

  • Thank You From pIAR
  • pIAR Digital Sticker
  • pIAR SKYPE You
  • pIAR GIF


Please be aware that shipping costs outside of Ghana are extremely high. Kindly contact us about exciting and personal digital perks should shipping costs be prohibitive at the higher tiersIncluded Items

BECOME A BOARD MEMBER OF pIAR
$1,000 or more per month

You will be added to "pIAR Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content of artists' productions from the residency. 

Including monthly

  • Thank You From pIAR
  • pIAR Digital Sticker
  • pIAR SKYPE You
  • pIAR GIF

Please be aware that shipping costs outside of Ghana are extremely high. Kindly contact us about exciting and personal digital perks should shipping costs be prohibitive at the higher tiersIncludedItems