We provide a welcoming community of academics, artists and activists working in the London area as well as a number of useful facilities at our residents’ disposal.
Our open call for Artists-In-Residence is posted twice a year on July 1st and December 1st.
Residency duration varies between one, three and six months. The residency program offers opportunities to contribute to The Centre for Postcolonial Studies programme of events and more importantly to develop original work. At the end of the residency, artists are invited to share advances of their work to the wider Goldsmiths community and beyond.
Applications should be addressed to both Dr David L Martin and Dr Francisco Carballo, specifying the period of appointment sought, a brief description of the project to be worked on during residency at Goldsmiths, and a curriculum vitae/portfolio.
Current Artist in Residence
Patrice Naiambana is an award-winning African-Performing Artist/Animateur Sierra Leonean-Bermudan. He apprenticed with African Theatre Masters Yulisa Amadu Maddy Artistic Director of Gbakanda Tiata in Leeds and Dele Charley Artistic Director of Tabule Tiata in Freetown
Current projects include facilitating a lab space, The Decolonial Salon; a digital performance piece on migration and exile entitled 'Perception Gap' and 'Fresh Conversations for Diversity in the NHS.'
He has been facilitating diaspora performance, post-colonial literacy, theatre process and training for over 25 years. He initiated Tribal Soul – a diaspora learning and creating space, in 1991. His lab facilitation and ensemble work on Shakespeare as a lingua franca and The Gospel of Othello diaspora canon spans 11 years in several countries in diverse environments.
His story-making vocation has been enriched by professional performing experience with world-leading practitioners and companies including Kwame Kwei-Armah (TREE), Bijan Sheibani (Barbershop Chronicles), Marcello Magni (Tell Them I am Young and Beautiful), Kathryn Hunter (Pericles), Steven Berkoff (Coriolanus), The Royal Shakespeare Company (The Histories, Othello), Adrian Noble (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe), Film, Television, Radio and voice-overs.
His Edinburgh Fringe First award-winning solo show The Man Who Committed Thought toured internationally, facilitating artists and citizen labs creativity for social transformative action. He uses the story space to put ‘flesh on silences’ whilst developing community collaborations, craft, critical thinking and leadership skills.
His conceptualisations and directorial work include 'The Accused', 'Swarte Piet Speaks', 'Gravediggers', 'The Sacrifice' and 'Chapeltown Blues.' Underpinning his work is the creolisation aesthetic and exile heritages that characterise the Diasporic imagination.