Call for applications

Bag Factory Artist Residency Open Call 2021

The Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa
Deadline: 30 November 2020

Bag Factory Artist Residency Open Call 2021

The Art Bag Factory is delighted to launch the second iteration of Art Connection Africa, a collaboration between KfW Stiftung and Triangle Network to foster visual art exchanges, capacity building and informal learning activities within Sub-Saharan Africa.

The aim of the programme is to stimulate exchanges within the Southern Africa region where a number of the Triangle Network partners are located and have contributed to the development of a local art scene. The residency will offer the selected candidate an opportunity for professional development, research and production of new work in a dynamic context that promotes dialogue, experimentation and innovation in the visual arts.

This opportunity will enable an emerging artist based in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, under the age of 45, to undertake a fully-funded residency at the Bag Factory in Johannesburg from 1 February to 30 April 2020. 

The Bag Factory is an independent Non-Profit Organisation that provides a community and studio space for practicing visual artists. With a focus on exchange of ideas and innovation, Bag Factory hosts resident artists’ studios and develops a programme of international residencies, exhibitions, specialist skills workshops and audience outreach activities and events. The Bag Factory has been supporting and promoting the visual arts in South Africa since 1991. It is affiliated with the Triangle Network.


The Residency

The selected candidate is offered a studio in a supportive environment and will work alongside other South African and international artists. The candidate will have the support of Bag Factory staff and artists to quickly become part of the community. They will also be encouraged to interact with local artists, curators and other arts professionals in order to expand their networks and experience the new context. At the same time, the selected artist is expected to be driven, self-sufficient and use their initiative to ensure a successful residency.

Find out more about the selction proceess and application procedure HERE.




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