Tel: +27 11 834 9181
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Postal address: 10 Mahlatini Street · Fordsburg · Johannesburg · 2001
Physical address: 10 Mahlatini Street · Fordsburg · Johannesburg · 2001
The Bag Factory is offering a studied studio space for 1 artist as of 01 April 2015. The programme will run for 1 year and is aimed at a young artist who is starting out their career and in need of support and the informal mentorship that the Bag Factory offers.
Who is eligible?
▪ 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
Although the studio space will be free for the artist, for the period of 1 year, there will be a deposit of R1600 will be payable over a period of 3 months. This will be returned to you once the project comes to an end on 01 April 2016.
What do I receive during this programme
This programme is very generously funded by Artist Sam Nhlengethwa.
VISITING ARTISTS PROGRAMME
The Bag Factory is looking for three visiting artists’ to join our visiting artists programme at the Bag Factory. The artists will spend 10 weeks working at the Bag Factory and the new OR Tambo Environmental and Narrative center in Ekurhuleni.
We are looking for one artist from Africa, one artist from South Africa (but not from Johannesburg) and one artists from Johannesburg (ideally from the Ekurhuleni region).
The programme offers the artist an opportunity to interact with local artists, to expand your network internationally and to experience a climate of cultural diversity. Working at the studios and at the Center, you will get to know the permanent artists at the Bag Factory, the city of Johannesburg and something about the art world in Johannesburg and South Africa.
Visiting artists are expected to:
What will a successful applicant receive?
What do visiting artists need to source for themselves?
This applicant must be able to participate in the full programme starting on 04 May and ending on 22 July 2015.
Applicants should not expect to profit financially from their stay in South Africa, as this is cultural development programme.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Friday 20 March 2015
How are the applications assessed?
Applicants must submit:
▪ a representative portfolio of work produced in the past five years of at least 10 works and no more than 20, preferably by email. Images should not be larger than 300kb and each email no larger than 2MB.
The Bag Factory was privileged to be a provided a stand at the 2012 Joburg Art Fair with supported from the Gauteng Province. This year artists at the Bag Factory produced a series of 50cm x 50cm works on high quality canvas.We still have a number of works available for sale.
These works are viewable on the slide show on the top right of this page.The commission for the sale of these works will contribute towards our efforts to purchase and renovate our building.
Reproduction prints and original Artworks available from our shop