Funded Studio residency at the Bag Factory

The Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa
Deadline: 08 July 2016

Funded Studio residency at the Bag Factory

The Bag Factory is offering a funded studio space for 1 artist as of 01 August 2016. The programme will run for 10 months and is aimed at a mid career artist (an artist that has been practising for more than five years and has had at least one solo show).

Who is eligible?
The artist must be:
a mid-career artist based in Johannesburg or able to base themselves in Johannesburg (there is NO ACCOMMODATION provided).
a full-time practicing visual artist who is capable of regularly using a studio in their visual arts practice.
An artist with a willingness to be involved in the Bag Factory’s projects and events
Attend any and all artists meetings
An artist who can offer support and the informal mentorship that follows the Bag Factory’s philosophy.

Although the studio space will be free for the artist, for the period of 1 year, there will be a deposit of R2500 will be payable over a period of 3 months. This will be returned to you once the project comes to an end on 31 May 2017.

What do I receive during this programme
– A rent free studio that is approximately 15m², with 2 wooden walls suitable for hanging
– An electricity point is provided for standard use. (kiln’s, air conditioners, and other high voltage devices need to be discussed with the office.)
– Wireless internet access
– Basic security
– Become part of the Bag Factory community


How are the applications assessed?
Applications are assessed by a selection committee made up of artists, curators, academics and buyers.
Applicants must submit:
* a completed application form which can be downloaded here
* a substantial curriculum vitae

To apply, send applications to APPLICATIONS@BAGFACTORYART.ORG.ZA


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