First Floor Gallery Harare has been hosting guest artists, educators and curators since 2011. The goal of the programme is to build bridges between artists, curators and educators from different locations, to share skills and to support educational and artistic practice needs of emerging artists in Harare.
The residency operates on application and invitation basis, with flexible stays depending on the needs of the guests and the gallery, ranging from two weeks to three months. The gallery facilitates affordable housing for visitors as well as providing office, studio and exhibition facilities. As part of the residency, guests are asked to present a skill-sharing workshop and take part in an exhibition project with the gallery artists.
The gallery is unable to provide funding and support for transport, accommodation and subsistence, however we will support and assist in obtaining grants and other available funding for artists accepted as residents.