Focus: Residencies, Exhibitions, Programs, Workshops, Education, Research, Knowledge, Critique, Talks and Discussions, Local, Agriculture, Sustainable art
Thread is a socio-cultural center with a residency program to allow local and international artists to live and work in Sinthian, a rural village in Tambacounda, the southeastern region of Senegal. It houses two artists’ dwellings, as well as ample indoor and outdoor studio space. Thread is a flexible and evolving public space — venues for celebrations, classes in language and health, and performances and village meetings are just a few of the ways the local population has taken over programming of the new community center. The mission of Thread is twofold: to allow artists access to the raw materials of inspiration found in this rarely-visited area of the world; and to use art as a means of developing linkages between rural Senegal and other parts of the globe.