Welcome to Tafaria Center for the Arts

Your art residency getaway

Create away from distractions cost effectively and efficiently

Imagine getting away from your normal routine to a secluded and inspiring location. And beyond resting and leisure, you get an opportunity to ideate, create and produce that art piece you have been postponing, make a film or a new recipe, fashion design, write your music, record and showcase it. 

You can now do all that and more at Tafaria Castle & Centre for the Arts. When residing with us on full-board basis, you get access to music and film recording studios, filming locations, visual arts studios, fashion and beauty studios, culinary studio, exhibition gallery, performing auditorium and digital content distribution, leisure activities and more.

Apply for your art residency here and create away from distractions cost effectively and efficiently

Your Arts Residency Getaway

See below the facilities available under each art discipline:

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Music Recording

1. Recording studio with a 64-channel studio live mixer,
2. Two vocal rooms, 
3. A 400-seater auditorium for performances and indoor bands/choirs recording, 
4. Make up rooms, 
5. A cyclorama for photography,
6. Outdoor shooting locations
7. Recreational amenities 

Visual Arts

1. 5 studios and outdoor spaces, 
2. Recycled materials/junk (plastics, wood, metal, fabric etc), 
3. Wood and metal workshop with basic tools,
4. Outdoor spaces within the centre for the arts
5. Recreational amenities. 

Performing Arts

1. Practice rooms, 
2. 400pax auditorium for practice, staging & filming 
3. Backstage spaces, 
4. Make up/changing rooms, 
5. Filming spaces
6. Post-production spaces
7. Fashion studio for costume making
8. Recreational amenities. 

Film Making

1. Wood & metal workshops for sets making, 
2. Fashion studios for costume making, 
3. Hair & beauty studios, 
4. Visual arts studios, 
5. Culinary arts studios, 
6. Post-production spaces, 
7. Recording studio services, 
8. Indoor and outdoor filming spaces and sets, 
9. Screening auditorium with custom screening and sound equipment, 
10. Linkages to ‘within community’ filming locations 
11. Recreational amenities residence. 

Creative Writing

Secluded tranquil spaces for retreat within the centre gardens, a lot of nature, meeting rooms, post-production studio, recording studios for podcasting, wifi


1. Studio with sewing machine, 
2. Recycled fabric, 
3. Tailoring accessories, 
4. A large display room, 
5. Beauty studios (salon and barber shop), 
6. Amphitheatre for showcase/fashion modelling, 
7. Cyclorama studio for professional photography, 
8. Vast grounds and elements for photography, nature incorporating savannah vegetation, mountain ranges, rural villages for photography, 
9. Access to local community and students for modelling, 
10. Other workshops such as wood and metal and filming studios
11. Recreational facilities.


1. A kitchen fitted with preparation areas, gas burners, rotisserie and other general amenities, 
2. Additional cooking facilities at the main kitchen, 
3. A canteen for menu pre-testing, 
4. Access to locally grown fresh ingredients (mainly picked fresh from local farms within the community)
5. Recreational facilities

Previous Artists in Residence