The Africa Centre will select three candidates for each of the 10 residency awards on offer from the applications received. These shortlisted candidates will be forwarded to our various Residency Partners; it is from these lists that they will select the 10 artists to be granted the Artist in Residency 2012 Awards.
The Africa Centre will announce the recipients of the Artist in Residency programme on the 15 August 2012. If you have any questions, please direct them to Robin Jutzen at the email address above or on 021 4183336.
The Bundanon property is located on 1,100 hectares of pristine bush land overlooking the Shoalhaven River, near Nowra in New South Wales, two and a half hours south of Sydney. Bundanon Trust supports arts practice and understanding of the arts through its residency, education, exhibition and performance programs. In preserving the natural and cultural heritage of its site Bundanon promotes the value of landscape in all our lives.
The Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence program is open to professional artists and groups, from all disciplines. The program supports artists’ new work, research and collaborations.
The duration of this residency is 1 month and will take place in 2013.
Location: Nowra, Australia
Since its inception, Capp Street Project has given more than 100 local, national, and international artists the opportunity to create new work through its residency and public exhibition programs. Its mission is to provide opportunities for contemporary artists working in diverse media to create and present site-related installations in the San Francisco Bay Area; to encourage experimentation in the arts; to educate and promote public involvement in the arts; and to contribute to the evolution of new ideas in contemporary art.
Capp Street Project supports multidisciplinary work by local, national, and international artists while expanding the dialogue around contemporary art through related forums, workshops, and lectures. In striving to create the most flexible context for these endeavours, Capp Street Project provides direct fees, a budget for materials, and staff support to artists in its exhibition program. The project provides artists with the time and resources to conceptualize, plan, and execute new work. Artists are encouraged to continue their experimentation and dialogue with the community throughout their residency.
The residency is open to visual art practitioners and will run between one and three months in 2013.
Location: San Francisco, USA
Founded by collectors Dan and Kathryn Mikesell, The Fountainhead Residency started in March of 2008.
The residency was conceived to provide artists the opportunity to gain new inspiration from a separation of their normal routines and the constraints of producing specific works, in a city known for its light, unique architecture, and its mix of cultures and traditions.
Miami has a uniquely supportive arts community that is rarely seen by those visiting for only a short period of time. It provides an opportunity to meet people in all areas of the art world from artists to curators, all who are interested in learning more about an artist's work and providing feedback. The residency hosts artists at all levels in their career and that mix creates an energy and environment that fosters exploration and creativity.
The residency is in a 1950's Miami Modern home, in the oldest historic district in Miami, boasting the largest waterfront park just a block away. It is centrally located to Wynwood Arts District, the Design District, all the major museums and private collections, the airport and the beach. There are three artists in the residency at one time; each with their own bedroom and working space but with a shared living room, kitchen and bath. Bikes are provided as a mode of transportation but renting cars or scooters is welcome. The residency also has a studio program, The Fountainhead Studios, with 22 Miami based artist working there that is only a 15 minute bike ride from the house.
The residency is open to all visual arts including but not limited to: artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, video, new media, photography and performance.
The Fountainhead Residency opportunity is available for a month in 2013.
Location: Miami, USA
The project’s concept is inspired in the Arab tradition of Jiwar, which is literally translated as neighborhood. Jiwar refers to the art of establishing a creative and sustainable relationship between neighbors. Beyond this immediate significance, Jiwar refers to a philosophy of life that aims at fostering neighboring values and bridging experiences.
Jiwar is most interested in artists and researchers who place their work and their methods on the frontiers between cultures and disciplines. A priority is given to artistic and social projects, which address and deal with intercultural and interdisciplinary issues. The Residency activities are open to the neighbourhood. Artists are invited to share some of their work with district residents through open air meetings, performances and workshops in our garden.
The residency caters for writers, poets, visual artists, musicians and performers and will take place for the month of November 2012.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Situated in the heart of the historic centre of Bologna (Italy), Nosadella.due is a residency program for international artists and curators, founded and directed by the curator Elisa Del Prete and set up as a unique project in the City and the Country. It aims to promote contemporary thought development and gives space for artistic process through transnational collaborations.
The residency engages with an emerging generation of foreign contemporary artists between one and six months in 2013 to develop and realize artistic projects for public space. Nosadella.due believes that art can be used as a tool alongside other disciplines, to ignite urban and social transformation. The program also includes workshops, talks, special interdisciplinary events and shows as part of residency experience.
The curatorial aspect of the residency is intended as a period of research into the Italian art scene with a view to disseminating any findings locally and abroad. It is also positioned to develop special projects among different countries that use “residency practice” as starting point for artistic endeavor.
Nosadella.due, which was established with patronage of the Region of Emilia-Romagna, the Provincial council and the Bologna City council, the Academy of Fine Art and MAMbo (Museum of Modern Art in Bologna) has been set up as long-term project with the intention of developing reciprocal relationships between local, national and international centres, through involvement and dialogue with public and private foreign institutions.
Nosadella.due is open to applications from visual, performing and public artists and runs between one and six months in 2013.
Location: Bologna, Italy
The INSTITUTO SACATAR operates a residency program for creative individuals in all disciplines at its estate on the Island of Itaparica in the Bay of All Saints, across from the City of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
The purpose of the Instituto Sacatar is to:
The culture of Bahia, Brazil - its dance, music, religion and food - is strongly influenced by the cultures brought to Brazil from Africa by the slaves who worked the sugar cane plantations from the 17th through the 19th centuries. We encourage artists to engage in the powerful local culture in whatever way suits the artist's interests and working methods. We assist artists in making appropriate contacts, locating collaborators and/or students for workshops.
We are open to artists from all disciplines, and are particularly interested in choreographers and performers.
The duration of this residency is 1 month and will take place in 2013.
Location: Bahia, Brazil
The Substation Residency: Dislocating the Studio is a pilot project set up by the Witwatersrand University Division of Fine Arts in Johannesburg, South Africa, that is structured as a challenge to the space of the studio.
The artist’s studio or Atelier in its modernist incarnation is a pseudo sacred place where rarefied art objects are produced. Implicit in this configuration is a hierarchical, elitist and commodity driven view of the fine arts. Objects within the studio are open to manipulation, they are transitory and in process of becoming. Once the object leaves the studio however, it becomes fixed as Artwork. This standard operation of the studio and artwork is one that has increasingly been challenged and rearranged as artistic practice becomes less tied to object production and more orientated to processes of temporality and relational encounters. The studio is not simply an atelier but can look more like a library, a playground, a meeting point, a laboratory or even a research facility.
This residency project aims to push against ideas of the studio. Artists, theorists, curators, filmmakers, activists or performers are invited to rethink, to re-imagine the studio in a real time engagement with the Substation Project Space and the audiences that visit it.
The following items will be provided to the artist participating in the residency: Accommodation; artist fee; and a per diem. Budget for the production of the work will be drawn up in discussion with the art practitioner.
This residency caters for Visual Artists, Curators, Theorists, Writers, Performers, Filmmakers and Researchers.
The Substation Residency opportunity on offer will run for a month in the last quarter of 2012, the exact dates will be formalised with the artist chosen to participate in the residency.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Thamgidi is a private foundation that gives grants for artists in residency exchange and collects contemporary art from Africa. It was initiated in 2003 as an educational program and was registered as a non for profit organization in 2006. The office is situated in the eastern region of the Netherlands. The focus is on promoting diverse and mutual artists exchange in order to create a continuous flow of new influences and at the same time contribute to fruitful exchange based on sharing of knowledge and exchanging of ideas.
The artist in residency is a time out period that artists can use the space to reflect and focus on their creative process. During the residency guest artists' work individually or in an artist community depending on the proposed project and duration of residency. Depending on the length and purpose of stay, the residency can end with an exhibition, or debate.
The Thamdigi Foundation Residency provides a fully furnished apartment in Arnhem, guest studio, bicycle, health insurance, cash for some material costs, and exhibition (optional)/guest artist presentation or debate.
The residency is open to artists from all artistic disciplines. The selected artists can be in residence for a period of one to three months during 2013, depending on the proposed project.
Location: Arnhem, Netherlands
/A WORD OF ART (/AWOA), based in Cape Town, South Africa was founded by Ricky Lee Gordon in 2009 as an artist-run project space celebrating Newbrow aesthetics and practices with the intention of creating immersive experiences over white-wall gallery exhibits. /AWOA believes in connecting people through creative practices to help effect social change on a local, national and global scale. To this end, we run an international artist in residence program that brings visual and performing artists from all over the world to South Africa to share time, skills and ideas with local creative people and community members.
This residency program works in conjunction with our gallery space, project room and outreach projects, including ongoing arts outreach activities in the communities of Woodstock and Khayelitsha. Our main goal is that visiting artists return home with a real South African story, having enriched their practice by engaging with people through a shared love for creation.
Each residency includes shared live/work accommodations, a public artist talk, opportunities for community/public art projects and a possible exhibition at /A WORD OF ART or at one of our partner galleries in Cape Town based on proposals by artists. It also includes project administration/facilitation, individual coaching and PR/marketing for the duration of the program. Exhibitions of work created while in residence are scheduled on a case-by-case basis, and may either be booked into our main exhibition space or our adjacent project space. Exhibition space allocation is dependent on availability and relevance to our gallery mandate.
Artists are not only selected for their artistic merit but also for their interest in engaging with other artists and members of the larger community.
The /AWOA residency is open to practitioners within the following artistic categories: Curating, Drawing, Painting, Multi Media, Music, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, Performance and Film.
The residency opportunity is available for a month in 2013.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
18th Street Arts Center is a community, which values art and creativity as an essential component of a vibrant, just and healthy society. Its mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.
Now in its 15th year, our international artist-residency program has hosted over 300 artists from 30 countries including most of Europe but also Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Pakistan, Tibet, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea, Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, and Peru. The 18th Street Artist in Residency program is based in Los Angeles, USA and provides living and studio space to artists; access to office and audio/visual equipment, and meeting space, event posting service to the internet, full representation on the website, and fiscal receiver services.
In its curatorial decision-making process, 18th Street Arts Center seeks artists who demonstrate well developed concepts and who display a serious commitment to their artistic practice. We emphasize support for emerging and mid-career artists, and embrace a wide spectrum of approaches to contemporary ideas and media. Additionally, we seek to select artists who represent culturally diverse populations.
The duration of this residency is 1 month and will take place in 2013.
Location: Los Angeles, USA