Tilga Fund/Rele Gallery supports local Nigerian Artists

The Tilga Fund for the Arts in collaboration with the Rele Arts Foundation announces a new multidisciplinary initiative to support artists across Nigeria during the ongoing COVID- 19 pandemic. 

A grant amount of 100,000 naira (each) will be awarded to 5 artists  after the selection process by a panel of judges. Artists living in all states working in any discipline are encouraged to apply as long as they meet the requirements. 

The Tilga Fund was founded by Wole Bakare in honour of his father Tola Bakare who introduced him to the arts as a child, the fund was created to support and foster criticality, broaden artistic practice and engage new and exciting modes of art-making among contemporary Nigerian artists.

Rele Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with 2 locations in Lagos Nigeria.

Tilga Fund or (Scholarship) is the philanthropic initiative of Wole Bakare as a vehicle to provide opportunities for minority students to obtain great college preparatory education and enable them to complete their collegiate education mostly in USA,
According to the website, Tilga Scholarship since 2012 has partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), The Ohio State University Todd Bell Resource Center for African American Males, St. Charles Preparatory School and University of California, Riverside African Students Program to offer scholarships to students.

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