AOI Sonic Residency (South Africa) > Open call

AOI Sonic Residency is an intensive and experimental, research residency programme. It offers freedom of creativity and an interdisciplinary environment, in which musicians, dj’s, theorists, artists, composers, writers, broadcasters, designers, selectors, film-makers and critical thinkers, can develop ideas and work on sound-related projects, over a period of 4 weeks.

Sonic Residencies support art’s role in shifting how and under what conditions knowledge is produced, communicated and archived in societies reflecting African worlds. Artists-in-Residence are encouraged to explore contemporary conceptual frameworks and histories of Pan-African thought, audio cultures, philosophies, and aesthetics.


AOI accepts submissions from emerging and mid-career creative professionals who are either formally trained in their respective discipline or self-taught. National Sonic Residencies are open to applicants who live in South Africa; International Sonic Residencies are open to applicants from other countries on the African continent, and who reside in Africa for minimally six months of the year.


AOI Sonic Residency is located within the sprawling urban city that triangulates the nodes of Cape Town city-center, Stellenbosch town and Muizenberg sea-side neigbourhood. Artists-in-Residence have the choice to be accommodated in either Stellenbosch or Cape Town, for the duration of their 4-week Residency. 

Sonic Residents will have access to a modest studio space and Stellenbosch University library facilities and research archives.

Monetary provision will be made for travel, subsistence, and Residency research-production.  Please note that Artists Fees are not given.

Deadline: 21 January 2019.

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