REGISTER FOR ARTS AND BOOKS FESTIVAL (AKE) 2019 | FEES | VENUE | VISA | ACCOMODATION

The theme for the 7th Edition of the Ake Arts and Book Festival is Black Bodies | Grey Matter.

Ideas and ideals abound on the shape and form of the African body, but these are rarely formulated by those to whom the bodies belong. At Ake Festival this year, we shall examine the physical, mental and emotional violence that has been and is being inflicted on black bodies, particularly those of women through conflict, colonialism, patriarchy, our cultural practices, and our attitudes.

The 2019 Ake Arts and Book Festival will explore the nexus between the mental and the physical, and explore specific phenomena such as scarification, body image, tattoos, stereotyping, gender nonconformity, colourism. Special attention will be given to issues around mental health on the African continent.

AKE ARTS FESTIVAL VENUE

Alliance Francaise/ Mike Adenuga Centre
Located in the heart of Ikoyi, Alliance Francaise/Mike Adenuga Centre features a gallery, a cinema, several meeting rooms, a restaurant, language labs, libraries (digital and traditional) and an amphitheater.

Visas

The Village Pot has been handling all travel and accommodation inquiries for Ake Festival for three years now. Wherever you are coming from (in Nigeria or overseas), TVP has got you covered. TVP handles travel, accommodation, ground transport, tours, and visas for Ake Festival. Email [email protected].

If you want to go it alone, the process for obtaining a Nigerian visa has recently been simplified with the Visa on Arrival option. To attend Ake Festival, apply for a business visa online.

To begin your application, please visit the NIS portal at http://portal.immigration.gov.ng/visa/freshVisa and select Visa on Arrival. Complete the application steps and make payment.

For your online application, you will be required to upload the following original documents:

  1. Copy of passport data page (valid for at least 6 months)
  2. Copy of flight return ticket/flight itinerary
  3. Recent passport photograph
  4. Hotel confirmation or proof of accommodation (can be Letter from the host)
  5. Personal introduction/application letter (which must be addressed to: The Comptroller General of Immigration, NIS HQ, Abuja, Nigeria. In your introduction letter, please include the following:
  • Your full name and nationality
  • Passport number
  • Purpose of visit
  • Employment details
  • Proposed date of visit
  • Proposed length of visit
  • Proposed port of entry
  • Airline
  • Address in Nigeria or details of the hotel you will be staying at.

6. A letter of invitation from a company/host in Nigeria accepting immigration responsibility. You will also need the CAC certificate of your host/ company. *If you need the festival to support your application with the complete package of supporting documents, please contact: [email protected]

• Payment varies according to the country of application. When making a payment, please ensure that the name on your card corresponds with the name on your application, otherwise the payment will not go through

• Once your application is submitted successfully, a printable receipt will be emailed to the address you provided. Upon successful application, please email a copy of your application reference to [email protected] for follow up

• The application will be processed by the NIS, after which, an Approval confirmation and Approval letter would be sent to your email. Please note that successful online payment is NOT approval. You should not proceed to Nigeria until receipt of ‘Visa on Arrival Approval Confirmation Letter’.

•When you arrive at the Port of Entry, proceed to the Visa on Arrival booth for biometric enrolment, visa issuance, and Immigration Clearance. You will be expected to present the following documents at the Port of Entry:

  • Visa Approval Letter, valid for 14 days from the date of issuance
  • Evidence of online payment (Payment receipt)
  • Valid passport with a minimum of six months validity
  • Valid return ticket

 

GUESTS FOR THE FESTIVAL

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REGISTRATION FEES FOR AKE ARTS FESTIVAL

10,000 ₦ Regular
(Available from 1 August 2019)

Festival Registration Pack

  • Festival Bag
  • Ake Review 2019 Edition
  • Ake Festival 2019 Guide
  • Ake Festival ID card & Lanyard
  • Access to free Wi-Fi at the venue

Festival Entertainment Bundle

1 N4000 Ticket for Concert
1 N2500 Ticket for Theatrical Performance
1 N2500 Ticket for Poetry Evening

REGISTER

12,000 ₦ On-site Registration
(Available from 24 October 2019)

Festival Registration Pack

  • Festival Bag
  • Ake Review 2019 Edition
  • Ake Festival 2019 Guide
  • Ake Festival ID card & Lanyard
  • Access to free Wi-Fi at the venue

Festival Entertainment Bundle

1 N4000 Ticket for Concert
1 N2500 Ticket for Theatrical Performance
1 N2500 Ticket for Poetry Evening

50,000 ₦ Green Room
(only 20 spaces available)

Green Room Pass

  • Access to the Green room
  • Access to free Wi-Fi at the venue and Green Room
  • Two meals per day (Buffet lunch)
  • Free refreshments and drinks 24/7

Festival Registration pack

  • Festival Bag, Tee-shirt and merchandise
  • Ake Review 2019 Edition
  • Ake Festival 2019 Guide
  • Ake Festival ID card & Lanyard

Festival Entertainment Bundle

1 N4000 Ticket for Concert
1 N2500 Ticket for Theatrical Performance Play
1 N2500 Ticket for Poetry Evening.

APPLY HERE