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  • Two men standing on top of a platform, working on a very red mural in a residential street.
    News / Art Connection Africa: Bag Factory Artist Residency Open Call 2021 (South Africa)

    The Bag Factory Artist Residency will enable an emerging visual artist based in Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia, or Zimbabwe to undertake a fully funded residency at the Bag Factory in Johannesburg from 1 September to 30 November 2021.

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    News / Pro Helvetia: Connect South Africa (South Africa / Switzerland)

    Connect South Africa will grant a funded residency to one artist from Switzerland and one artist from Southern, East or West Africa, with residency activities split between CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva and the array of optical and radio astronomy observatories across rural and urban South Africa. Connect South Africa invites submissions from artists with a distinct interest in an interdisciplinary approach, and a keen engagement with scientific thinking and fundamental science.

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    News / ZK/U: Curatorial Research Residencies for Emerging Curators and Cultural Practitioners (Germany, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria)

    Starting in September 2021, ZK/U Berlin, G.A.S in Lagos, Bag Factory in Johannesburg and NCAI Nairobi, will host a new research residency programme with a focus on curatorial practices, the TURN2 RESIDENCIES. The programme facilitates research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners with curatorial experience (visual arts, cross-disciplinary) either from the African continent to come to Berlin, or from Germany to come to Johannesburg, Lagos or Nairobi to explore the vibrant cultural scenes as a starting point for sustainable curatorial exchanges.

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    News / Kamel Lazaar Foundation / University of Applied Arts Vienna: Octopus Programme

    The Octopus Programme is a guided research-based educational programme that encourages artistic research across sectors. The call for the next phase of the programme is open to all Diploma Students, Master’s and PhD students at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design Stockholm, as well as artists from or based in South Africa, Palestine and Tunisia. Applicants should have oral and written proficiency in English and be able to travel abroad twice between June 2021 and June 2022 (5 to 7 days).

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  • News / Triangle Network > Art Connection Africa: Bag Factory Artist Residency (South Africa)

    Triangle Network are launching the second iteration of Art Connection Africa, a collaboration with KfW Stiftung to foster visual art exchanges, capacity building and informal learning activities within Sub-Saharan Africa. A residency at the Bag Factory in Johannesburg from 1 February to 30 April 2020 will offer the selected candidate an opportunity for professional development, research and production of new work. Applicants should be emerging artists based in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, under the age of 45.

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  • News / Wits School of Arts > Arts Research Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The Wits School of Arts is inviting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. The postdoctoral fellowship will begin in September 2020 and last for one year. WSOA particularly encourage applications from candidates who have an interdisciplinary focus in their arts research. Applications are open internationally, but the fellow will have to base themselves in Johannesburg during the period of the fellowship. Deadline: 30 June 2020.

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  • News / Goethe-Institut Project Space

    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 these forms. Deadline: 17 August 2020.

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  • News / Goethe-Institut > Project Manager for Museum Futures

    The Goethe-Instituts in Africa are launching a networking and self-driven learning programme for museums in Africa. The project is based on a peer to peer learning approach, aiming at accessing knowledge within different museum structures to develop future concepts for museum work in Africa. For this project, which will be steered from Johannesburg, but implemented in different countries on the continent the Goethe-Institut are looking for a project manager. Deadline: 10 May 2020.

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  • News / 5th African World Heritage Youth Forum

    The 5th African World Heritage Youth Forum, an event focusing on Youth, Entrepreneurship and Heritage Sustainability in Africa, will take place 28 April – 5 May 2020 at Robben Island, South Africa. Applicants should be an African citizen between the ages of 18 – 35, with at least a post-secondary certified training and/or qualification. They should also be fluent in English and able to communicate in at least one of the other three official languages of the African Union (French, Portuguese and Arabic). Deadline: 23 February 2020.

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  • The cover of the migrant artist's handbook bears colourful stripes in teal, orange, red and green, with icons representing different activities.
    Library / The Migrant Artist’s Handbook: A Guide to Living and Working in Cape Town & Johannesburg

    The African Arts Institute launched The Migrant Artist’s Handbook: A guide to living and working in Cape Town & Johannesburg. The handbook undertakes to provide both Migrant and South African start-up artists with resources, references and tools to approach various arts disciplines with self-fulfilling and self-sustaining imperatives.

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