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In 2014, Scotland will be hosting the Commonwealth Games. This residency series, supported by Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures brings artists to Scotland from the African Commonwealth during the UK’s Olympic year with the aim of creating cultural links between the two events and forging new artistic relationships into 2014. The residencies are between four and six weeks long and are for professional artists in mid-career  to develop their own projects within the supportive interdisciplinary environment of Cove Park. Jack Mapanje’s residency also bring in another partner, The Southbank’s Poetry Parnassus. Jack will be performing at Parnassus after his time with us, along with Mariama Khan and Syl Cheney Coker.