Life in My City Art Festival (LIMCAF) commenced in 2007 to encourage artistic creativity and awareness of environmental issues. It provides space through art for young people to make meaningful statements about the lived environment in Nigeria. It also encourages and empowers young artists throughout Nigeria by promoting and commercializing their creative endeavours on a national and international platform.

Life in My City Art Festival is an annual celebration of creativity in the Nigerian art landscape. It is the largest annual gathering of artists and stakeholders of visual arts in Nigeria, featuring exhibitions, symposia and workshops. It is the single largest exhibition of new works in Nigeria. 


In all spheres of existence, humanity is faced with challenges which severely test the resilience of the human spirit. In confronting these existential issues, man has relied on his ingenuity, resourcefulness, innovative and improvisational abilities, as survivalist modes.

For the artist, these attributes can be creatively applied, using the different channels of artistic media, to address issues, as well as experiences that highlight the resilience of the human spirit to adapt to changes; move beyond all odds, and meaningfully appraise the past, positively engage the present and lay a better foundation for tomorrow.


All artists below the age of 35 years as at October 30th 2015 residing and studying/working in Nigeria for at least 5 years are eligible to participate.
Categories Include:
  •  Painting/Drawing/Mixed Media
  •  Sculpture/Installation/Ceramics
  •  Graphics/Textile/Multimedia





Download or collect and complete the application form and submit with Application Fee of N1000.00 (One thousand Naira only ) to Diamond Bank: Account Name: Life In My City Art Initiative Account Number: 0028779387. Submit the form with the following items to the Collection Centre nearest to you (see list below).
  •  Payment Teller
  •  Passport photograph
  •  Clear Photographs of entries or digital images of entries in CD
  •  A brief bio-data of artist (not more than 100 words) including Institutions attended with dates, Art Training, Place of Origin, Awards received/Prizes won, Important exhibitions
  •  Referee contact information

Each entry should include details of the artwork (title, medium, size, year of production).

Deadline for submission of entries: June 30, 2015. Works not received on or before the deadline will not be accepted. The decision of the juries as far as selections are concerned is final and cannot be appealed.

Each participant is entitled to a maximum of two (2) entries out of which only one may be selected.

Please note that only original artworks will be accepted. Reproductions and prints of original artworks are not allowed. Please note that works which have been entered for any other competition elsewhere or works whose ownership have been transferred either through sale or otherwise will not be accepted.

DEADLINE for submission of entries: June 30, 2015.

For more information, check their website or read the Press Kit.

LIMCAF 2015 flyer - Copie