ARTmosterrific Residence aims at creating an inspiring and enlightening virtual space for creatives to help complete their manuscripts.
Writing and creating art can be a lonely process. And sometimes, isolation causes rapids in the flow of creativity. ARTmosterrific Residence is poised towards fostering a community of passionate artists and inspiring a camaraderie wherein creativity thrives.
We define an African undergraduate as anyone who studies in any of the African universities. Alongside studying in Africa, at least one of the parents of our ideal candidates should be African through birth or naturalization. Regardless of the course or field of study, as long as they are interested in art and literature, they are eligible. Our ideal candidates must be undergraduate students not postgraduate.
Mentorship is mostly based on a feedback system and doesn’t involve the mentors teaching. Each writer/artist-in-residence will be attached to a professional in their respective category. The writers/artists-in-residence will be submitting a required quota of their manuscript to their mentors weekly. With the feedback received from the mentors, writers/artists-in-residence are able to improve their current draft or apply the corrections and suggestions in their next drafts.
The mentors will also be invited week by week as in-house guests so that all the writers/artists-in-residence can have an interactive session with them.
The mentors are not editors. However, the feedback might include some edit notes.
The feedback can also be comments on aspects of the submitted works or suggestions on how the writers/artists-in-residence can improve their craft against their next submissions.
The drafts, if reworked, shouldn’t be submitted again to the mentors unless requested by them.
Expectations for The Writers/Artists-in-residence
Depending on the category, writers/artists-in-residence must submit at least three poems, or 2000 words of prose, or 3 photographs/arts (with at least a sentence caption) every week till they complete their manuscripts.
Each writer/artist-in-residence will send their drafts to ARTmosterrific Residence by email and to their respective mentors either by email, WhatsApp, Telegram, or any other electronic medium preferred by the mentor.
Writers/Artists-in-residence must participate in interactive sessions.
Writers/Artists-in-residence are required to train ARTmosterrific community on a skill or aspect of art and literature they like.
|Sept. 6-12 (week 1)||Drafting Monday||Drafting Tuesday||Submission/Free Wednesday||Chatty/Challenge Thursday||Giving Back Friday||Feedback/Guest Saturday||Free Sunday|
|Sept. 13-19 (week 2)||Drafting Monday||Drafting Tuesday||Submission/Free Wednesday||Chatty/Challenge Thursday||Giving Back Friday||Feedback/Guest Saturday||Free Sunday|
|Sept. 20-26 (week 3)||Drafting Monday||Drafting Tuesday||Submission/Free Wednesday||Chatty/Challenge Thursday||Giving Back Friday||Feedback/Guest Saturday||Free Sunday|
|Sept. 26- Oct. 3 (week 4)||Drafting Monday||Drafting Tuesday||Submission/Free Wednesday||Chatty/Challenge Thursday||Giving Back Friday||Feedback/Guest Saturday||Free Sunday|
|Oct. 4-10 (week 5)||Drafting Monday||Drafting Tuesday||Submission/Free Wednesday||Chatty/Challenge Thursday||Giving Back Friday||Feedback/Guest Saturday||Free Sunday|
|Oct 11-16 (week 6)||Drafting Monday||Drafting Tuesday||Submission/Free Wednesday||Chatty/Challenge Thursday||Giving Back Friday||Feedback/Guest Saturday|
|Oct. 17||Passing Out Ceremony/Certification|
Details of Activities
Drafting Monday and Tuesday
Mondays and Tuesdays as shown on the schedule above are for drafting. Each writer/artist-in-residence must draft their weekly requirements during these days. Below is a suggested schedule.
For Prose: 1000 words each day
For Poetry: 2 poem drafts each day
For Art: 2 art drafts each day
Note: for prose, word count can increase but must be at least 2000 words. For poetry and art, at least 3 pieces must be submitted.
Wednesdays are for submission of drafts to mentors and ARTmosterrific Residence. It is also a free day.
Thursdays are for socializing among the writers/artists-in-residence. Interaction is highly encouraged. The cohort will be divided into two groups and will compete on a theme weekly. Also, anyone can share how they are feeling or how their week has been.
Giving Back Friday
Fridays are for each writer/artist-in-residence to teach an aspect of art and literature they like. This will happen at ARTmosterrific Community Group at 8:00 pm WAT.
The mentors send feedback on the draft to writers/artists-in-residence. In the evening, at 8:00pm WAT, a mentor will visit the residence for an interactive session.
Sundays are for breathing.
All events (Challenge Thursday, Give Back Friday, and Guest Saturday) will hold in the evening at 8:00 pm WAT, except in cases of time zone differences when adjustments might occur.
TELEGRAM is the primary virtual platform for this program. A group will be created for the cohort. The name of the group will ARTmosterrific Residence. The cohort will be divided into two groups and a sub-group will be created for each.
The Certification Ceremony will happen on ZOOM.
Resources for The Writers/Artists-in-residence
Writers/artists in residence will share $150, receive publishing support, and will be required to serve as resident-coach for ARTmosterrifics’ classes. Please note that the $150 will be shared among six artists-in-residence. That means that each artist will receive $25 dollars.
A group named ARTmosterrific Residence Library containing links to articles, short stories, poems, artworks, and opportunities will be made available to the writers/artists-in-residence.
Following the end of the residence, ARTmosterrific will publish an anthology of select poems, short fictions and artworks compiled from the Challenge Thursday sessions.
We are currently accepting applications for the ARTmosterrific Residence. Submission ends on August 10. Click the image below to view the submission guidelines.