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Soomaal House of Art

2024 – 2025 Aragti Wadaag Residency

Location: MN — Twin Cities Metro
Type: Residency
Visual Arts

Deadline: 07/19/2024

Other Criteria:
No entry fee required
Open to artists statewide
Paid opportunity


Aragti Wadaag is a residency program by Soomaal House of Art designed to provide artists with a supportive environment to think, work, and develop their creative practices. Aragti Wadaag aims to amplify artists’ voices within the Somali community and create more equitable experiences for Somali-American artists in the greater art community.

The Aragti Wadaag Residency offers the following benefits:

  • $2500 Artist Stipend.

  • Access to Soomaal’s facilities, including archives, equipment, and artmaking supplies.

  • Mentorship and guidance from established artists

  • Writing workshop focused on crafting artist bios, statements, and grant proposals.

  • A 6-week exhibition at the Soomaal Gallery.

  • Opportunities for community engagement and networking.

  • A catalog featuring each artist’s work and story will be distributed to our partners, including libraries, schools, and other artists.

See the full call for submissions here.