The Republic Magazine Residency Program for Creatives/ How to Apply (Reward: Residency + More)
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The Republic Magazine Residency Program for Creatives/ How to Apply (Reward: Residency + More)

The Republic Magazine Residency Program is a collaborative effort of The French Embassy in Nigeria, in partnership with StoryMi and The Republic Magazine. It invites emerging writers, photographers, and illustrators to participate in celebrating Nigeria’s cultural and historical heritages through  creative expressions.


The aim of The Republic magazine Residency Program is to produce a compelling and visually striking special issue of The Republic Magazine. Highlighting alternative perspectives on Nigerian heritage. These “alternative heritages” may include elements facing the risk of disappearance or those representing recent creations by minority, marginalized, or protesting groups. This involves monuments, languages, religions, traditions, music, and histories that collectively define Nigeria’s cultural richness.

The Republic Magazine Residency Program

Program Details for The Republic Magazine Residency Program

Spanning three months from August to October, the program includes a week-long workshop residency in Ibadan (24th to 30th of August) followed by a two-month online mentorship program (September-October). More so, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with renowned professionals, including Andrew Esiebo, a distinguished visual storyteller recognized globally for his multimedia approach and extensive publications in prestigious outlets such as The National Geographic and The New York Times.



Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be between 20-35 years old
  • Furthermore, they must be Nigerian by nationality and reside in Nigeria, with attention given to gender and regional diversity
  • In addition, they must showcase a robust portfolio showcasing their creative abilities in writing, photography, or illustration.


How to Apply

  • Interested individuals should email the following documents to by July 20, 2024:
  • A concise biography and artist statement
  • A portfolio featuring their best works (including writing samples, photographs, or illustrations)
  • Responses to the provided application questionnaire
  • As well as a letter of motivation outlining their interest in the residency and how it aligns with their artistic and professional goals.


Application Questionnaire

Personal and Professional Information
– Full Name
– Date of Birth
– Gender
– Region
– Contact Information (Email, Phone Number)
– Art Form (Writer, Photographer, Illustrator)
– Portfolio (Link to your work)- For Writers: Submit a writing sample (up to 1000 words) on any topic related to cultural heritage
– For Photographers: Provide a portfolio of 5 photographs that reflect cultural heritage
– For Illustrators: Submit an illustration depicting elements of cultural or historical heritage.




All applications must be submitted by July 20, 2024. Successful applicants will be notified of their selection to participate in this enriching residency, culminating in the publication of selected works in a special edition of The Republic Magazine in December.



  • By participating you stand to receive a production grant of up to #700,000
  • A 2-month professional mentorship with international and locally renowned experts
  • A 1-week workshop to discover
  • Nigerian heritage gems and hone your talent.

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