Call for Applications: Infecting the city 2015

Infecting the City, Cape Town, South Africa
25 Jun 2014 - 25 Aug 2014

Call for Applications: Infecting the city 2015

Infecting the City, the Public Arts Festival in Cape Town is now calling for applications for 2015.

Infecting The City unfolds on the streets and various other public spaces in the Central Business District (CBD) of Cape Town. The Festival provides an unusual opportunity for art, music, dance and performance to leave the confines of theatres and galleries to engage with or disrupt Cape Town’s daily activities. The Festival’s programme challenges audiences, pushes boundaries, shifts perspectives and helps to make sense of the public spaces we occupy.

This call is for works from two categories: New Works and Restaged Works. Visual, performing artists and practitioners from other disciplines are invited to submit. The work can be a full ensemble piece, intervention, live performance, installation, video, totally interactive or some other form newly imagined. All works should translate to or work within a public environment, and actively engage intentional and incidental audiences alike.

New Works: The Infecting the City Festival 2015 will follow similar lines to previous Festivals, based on the following parameters:

• Works should ideally be proposed for specific spaces in the CBD of Cape Town.
• Ideas tried out in other sites and reformulated for Cape Town are also welcome.
• Works can be performance, temporary installation, conceptual, aural, visual and interdisciplinary.
• Works that seek to engage with the public through participation strategies are encouraged.
• Works that are innovative, cost effective yet complex and unique will be favoured in this category.

Restaged Works: These are works that have been already made and/or performed and have appeared in theatres, galleries or other spaces. Candidates are encouraged to cite actual spaces where they wish the work to be restaged and provide reasons why they wish to stage their work in the said space.


The Infecting the City Festival 2015 application process has been set up in two stages. The first is designed to understand the idea and intentions behind the proposal. As such, the application for this phase is very short and easy to complete. For those works that are shortlisted, an additional round of information will be required to ensure the curatorial team and artist are clear about what is planned at what cost. Applications will not be considered if the online form is not submitted. Use the online form at the bottom of this page to apply.

Deadline: 15th August 2014, 5pm


The Infecting The City Festival 2015 will be held from the 9th – 14th March 2015 and is a project of the Africa Centre.




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