The University of Johannesburg Artists in Residence calls for Applications

The University of Johannesburg Artists in Residence initiative is now accepting applications from young, developing, and independent artists from all over the world, particularly with a connection to Africa.

Designed to stimulate arts to practise as research, the UJ Artists in Residence Programme makes residencies available in Visual and Fine Arts, Music, Theatre, Performance and Dance, Design, Film and Television, and Literary Arts.

The programme is open for applications from new, emerging, and independent artists from across the globe, but preferably with a connection to Africa. Artists are eligible to apply for physical or remote residencies at the institution and depending on the nature of the proposed residency, successful artists may work partly or completely remotely.

The Artists in Residence Programme enables artists by making monthly stipends available over a 12-month period and does not provide project or seed funding. Applicants must form a working connection with a department or division at the University of Johannesburg that will support their application and host their residency if it is successful. Only proposals for projects that fall within the following disciplines will be eligible:

  • Visual Arts and Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Performance and Dance
  • Design
  • Film and Television
  • Literary Arts

Duration: 12 months

Benefits

  • Successful applicants will be offered a 12-month residency formalized through temporary employment at the institution. and
  • A monthly stipend of R10,000

Eligibility

  • The programme is open for applications from new, emerging, and independent artists from across the globe, but preferably with a connection to Africa.
  • Artists are eligible to apply for physical and/ or remote residencies at the institution. Thus, depending on the nature of the proposed residency, successful artists may work partly or completely remotely.
  • Applicants may not be affiliated with another South African tertiary institution.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement by a UJ host department or division.
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Selection

Artists in Residence positions are awarded on a competitive basis, taking into consideration

  • the applicant’s career track record,
  • level of productivity,
  • academic writing experience or
  • potential and residency proposal

Application Process

  • Applicants are to acquire a letter of endorsement from a UJ department or division that will be the custodian of the project.
  • Letters of endorsement should reflect on the role the department or division will play in the collaboration as well as the kind of enabling environment it is able to provide.
  • Letters should also include any administrative, physical, and/or financial resources that the department or division will contribute to the collaborative Artists in Residence project(s).

Deadline: July 31, 2022.

For more information and application, visit the official site.

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