Call For Application
The residency programme at the Cité Internationale des Arts
The Institut Français in collaboration with the French Institute in South Africa (IFAS) is launching its 2020 call for applications for the residency programme to be held at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. This programme is intended for artists wishing to develop a research and creation project in Paris, for a period of three or six months.
The Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris was founded in 1965. Since then, artists have been coming from all over the world to take part in its artist-in-residence programmes. The Cité encourages cross-cultural dialogue and provides a place where artists can meet with their public and other professionals.
Every month, in partnership with 135 French and international organisations, the Cité welcome more than 300 artists from a wide range of disciplines for residencies.
The period of residency shall be three (3) or six (6) months. The winners’ residency periods must comply with the calendar for the year 2020 available in the application form (no mid-month arrivals or departures).
The MTN SA Foundation and UJ Art Gallery will continue their collaboration following on the successful Shifting Conversations (2017) exhibition that engaged with colonial and post-colonial narratives, and an exhibition of portraits entitled Continuing Conversations (2018) addressing various forms of identity through portraiture. The exhibition for 2019 will focus on depictions on landscape in all its manifestations.
Conversing the Land will present artworks focused on the landscape from the permanent collections of MTN and the University of Johannesburg, as well as selected artworks derived from an Emerging Artists Development Programme. The exhibition will be curated by Annali Dempsey (UJ).
The Emerging Artists Development Programme invites you to submit an artwork in response to, or in conversation with, modern and contemporary South African landscape under the following themes:
Overcrowding, insufficient housing and utilities
Forced removals and displacement
The yearning of the urbanite for the rural
The memory of a time and place that is no more
Ten submissions will be selected and incorporated into the Conversing the Land exhibition, with nine of these emerging artists being awarded R3 000 each for further development and one artist presented with a grant of R30 000 for future career development.
DAK’ART – Biennial of Contemporary African Art will be held from 28 May to 28 June 2020 in Dakar, under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Senegal. This fourteenth edition, which marks the biennial’s 30th anniversary, will have the general theme Ĩ’Ndaffa / Out of the fire.
Ĩ’Ndaffa, in Serer language, means to forge. It is a verb that denotes the dynamics and the action of creating, recreating and kneading. This general theme refers to the creation of a new and autonomous world, which nourishes the diversity of contemporary African creativities, while projecting new ways of telling and approaching Africa, in a constant dialogue and interaction with the rest of the world.
The call for applications to the biennial’s International Exhibition is open from 1 July to 15 September 2019. It is open to all artists from Africa and the Diaspora, working across all aesthetic mediums and contemporary art forms.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 12 month contract
Title: JUNIOR CURATOR
Department: Artwork Collection and Curation Department
Reports to: Chief Curator
Summary of the position:
Based in Cape Town, the Junior Curator will be the primary communication conduit for artists and art agents, the Junior Curator directly manages the flow of potential artwork acquisitions to be presented to the Chief Curator. The Junior Curator works closely with the Supply Chain team to ensure that high volumes of quality art is processed through the Spier Arts Trust ecosystem of sourcing programmes. In close collaboration with the Client Services team and Enterprise Services team, the Junior Curator ensures that artworks are exhibited (digitally and physically) according to artist, collection and collector best interest, in order to create considered spaces. It is a job that requires sensitivity to artist, artwork and patron without an interest in self-promotion.
This is an international Photography Grant with funding for a Scholarship for higher education and is designed to sponsor young and emerging photographers. The spirit of this initiative promotes the dissemination of the African culture, its creativity, the impact of its visual aesthetics on the continent and the diaspora and the in-depth exploration of the photography media.
All applicants are required to make their application for the Daniele Tamagni Grant and upload their required portfolios by 10 October 2019.
The official language of the initiative is English as the Recipient of the Scholarship needs adequate proficiency in English to benefit from the lectures and the reviews.
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo is now accepting proposals for self-funded local and international Exhibitions, Curatorial and Residency applications.
Local and visiting Artists and Curators wishing to present new ideas and projects in the context of the Bulawayo gallery space and emerging independent curators committed to developing their professional practice can now submit proposals for exhibitions and visiting –Artists in Residency for 2020.
ABOUT THE NEW DIMENSIONS LAB
Now in its 4th year, the New Dimensions Lab brings together diverse African artists to develop stories told through creative technology alongside leading industry mentors.
The Lab takes place over the course of a week at a private retreat where artists engage in discussions and masterclasses and workshop their creative projects. 5 to 8 applicants will be selected to participate.
Past mentors have included Jessica Brillhart (Google, Vrai Pictures), Jim Chuchu (The Nest Collective), Darren Emerson (VR City), Kamal Sinclair (Sundance New Frontier), Eden Labs, Yasmin Elayat (Scatter), and Oscar Raby (VRTOV).
Electric South fully covers travel, accommodation and meals for participants.
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The theme for this year’s Fakugesi Digital Innovation Festival is #OWNOURFORCE and will focus on ownership and cultural equity in digital culture and its practices in Africa and the world.
Who owns our digital value chain? How do we stake our claim and protect our creative equity in the digital world? How do we share our intellectual property and protect it at the same time? How do we value our contribution and innovation in the African creative economy?
Call for applications: Hivos announces second edition of African Crossroads
Are you living or working in Africa and interested in exploring the continent’s cutting-edge trends in art, technology, design, and entrepreneurship? Would you like to join a community of Africans working to positively shape the future of African cities? Apply before June 23 to attend Hivos’ African Crossroads 2019: Sense the City from November 20 to 23, 2019, in Mombasa, Kenya.Feature 2
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ONLINE DIGITAL ART RESIDENCY
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN
FLOATING REVERIE & FAK’UGESI FESTIVAL 2019
DATES: 26 AUG – 8 SEPT 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT: 1 AUG 2019
Who owns our digital value chain? How do we stake our claim and protect our creative equity in the digital world? How do we share our intellectual property and protect it at the same time? How do we value our contribution and innovation in the African creative economy?Floating Reverie would like to invite artists, creatives, internet lovers, poets and activists from the Global South to respond to Fak’ugesi’s theme this year from a local or remote context, engaging with #OWNOURFORCE.Floating Reverie’s //2Week online digital residency will act as a site of content discussion, reflection, exchange and generation alongside and as part of the Fak’ugesi Festival this year.
*the deadline has been extended until 1 July 2019
UNDERLINE projects is a new organisation, founded by curators, dedicated to supporting independent voices in contemporary art. We have opened a call to all curators to apply to present an exhibition within our inaugural UNDERLINE show.
Our main initiative is the UNDERLINE show – an exhibition platform for independent curators. Through an open call process, the show offers independent curators in Africa and the diaspora an opportunity to present an exhibition, free of charge, within a larger curated show. We provide accepted applicants with no-cost exhibition space and logistical support, in exchange for their visionary perspectives on established, overlooked, and unknown artists.
The inaugural edition of the UNDERLINE show will be open to the public from 12-15 September 2019 at the Museum of African Design (MOAD) in Maboneng, with the space being generously provided by the GSA (Graduate School of Architecture) at the University of Johannesburg. The event is strategically timed to happen during Johannesburg’s official Art Week.
Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) is a multi-disciplinary roving project space. The programme supports work realised all over South Africa ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; including visual art, literature, film, music, dance and theatre projects.
GPS is envisioned as a non-commercial, artist-centered free platform, designed to support not only the artists and their projects, but also the many structures, spaces and festivals that currently exist and need partnerships of this nature in order to continue their work. GPS enables creators in all artistic disciplines to select the space and infrastructure they wish to work with. If awarded, a GPS grant would support both the hosting space and the project itself.
The new project signals a move to decentralise, supporting smaller spaces, and also those situated outside of the large metropoles. Practitioners will be able to produce their work locally with a partner of their choice and a GPS grant. A public call for proposals is presided over by an independent jury of arts professionals, who make the project selection.
The Goethe-Institut looks forward to seeing installations, workshops, events and performances; including visual art, literature, film, music, public art, dance, theatre work and digital art; realised throughout South Africa through GPS grants.
This advanced master program focuses on research development of artists and designers whose practice is anchored in a social-political context (including but not limited to feminism, social design, migration, decolonialism, class politics, queer politics, disability politics, capitalism, identity, Anthropocene, the (under)commons, community art, conflict & design, healing & rituals, history, big data…).
The concrete program will be developed in accordance to the specific research proposals, interests and needs of the participants. We offer intense coaching in writing, critical studies and research methodologies in arts and design. The coaching is individual, collective and participatory. There is a strong focus on sharing research.
Besides the individual coaching we also offer a series of international, intensive and collaborative seminars with distinguished artists, designers and professionals across the fields of artistic research. These guests will be selected in relation to the specific needs of the program’s participants.
The program offers time and space to do research without the requirement of any particular final format such as an exhibition or production. Collective learning and participatory coaching is central to the program; it comes with the engagement of each participant to care for each other’s wellbeing and research development. We offer a nurturing research environment of dedicated and experienced tutors, junior and senior researchers and PhD students as well as an international network of professionals, institutions and guest lecturers.
URONTO Artist Community is calling applications for its 8th and 9th Episode of Residential art Exchange program. This year there will be two Episodes back to back but in one location. The location is a 200 years old massive Jaminder Palace at the Naogaon District of Rajshahi Division in Bangladesh with a fascinating area around it.
Keeping the question above open-ended for all, URONTO invites artist and creative collaborators across all disciplines to explore a self-directed Residential-Art-Exchange program for 10 days, responding to the diverse ruins of Dubolhati Palace in Naogaon district in Bangladesh. Participants can unplug from modern hectic routines and explore the mysterious charms of this massive Palace standing on its last leg. Applications are warmly invited with a proposal to create a body of work in response to any direct or abstract narratives, myths and geography of the palace. The palace is a massive area providing enormous possibilities to work within. The attractive structure is barely standing strong with a beautiful environment and land area around it.
new Art new Audiences aims to be a catalyst for the creation of new art that reaches new audiences in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. The call is interested in projects that showcase new art to 18 to 35-year-old audiences who haven’t seen your art before in the following art forms: architecture, design and fashion; film; music; dance and theatre; creative economy; cultural skills; literature; visual arts; and any combination of art forms.
We are looking for projects between the UK and two Sub-Saharan Africa regions (East, West, Southern). At least three different countries must be involved in the project, each project must have at least one UK partner and at least one partner from Sub-Saharan Africa (from the countries specified below in ‘eligible countries’).