The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg calls for proposals for the 2021 edition of the Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS), a multi-disciplinary roving project space support programme for South Africa. The programme supports work realised in any part of South Africa; ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; in any discipline including visual art, performing arts, film, music or combinations of afore mentioned forms.
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.
GPS signals a move to decentralise; supporting smaller, less institutional and non-commercial spaces, and privileging those situated outside of the large metropoles of South Africa. Practitioners will be able to produce their work locally with a partner of their choice and a GPS grant.
The Goethe-Institut offers financial support for chosen projects to the maximum amount of R60,000 (~3150 EUR). Should the budget exceed this amount, the artist/project team should seek further support - information of which should be included in the budget plan for this application form. In the event that the person, who is to realise a chosen project lives outside of South Africa, the Goethe-Institut will support up to half of their economy flight ticket cost in order for them to be present to realise the project.