Category: Artist Opportunities
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BLESSING NGOBENI ART PRIZE – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

BLESSING NGOBENI ART PRIZE

Artist Blessing Ngobeni will be supporting a young, emerging artist (under 35 and not represented by a gallery) with a twelve-week studio residency and solo exhibition at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios. The artist will be provided with studio space at the Bag Factory, as well as a small materials budget and a monthly stipend. The programme will culminate in a solo exhibition showcasing the artist’s work.

This programme will begin on 24 September and run until 14 December 2018, with the exhibition opening in January 2019.

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BAG FACTORY CURATORIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

BAG FACTORY CURATORIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The Bag Factory is looking for a young, dynamic aspiring curator to participate in our Curatorial Development Programme. We want to provide the aspiring curator with an opportunity to understand the end-to-end production of the exhibition process. The selected participant will be expected to work with professional curators to hone their proposal, select artists to participate on the exhibition, monitor the production of work, market and drive publicity for the artists and exhibition, price the works, hang the exhibition and finally make sales. The programme will be five months long starting 1 November 2018 WHO IS ELIGIBLE? 1. Someone who is passionate about the arts and exhibitions 2. You must have access to a computer, cellphone 3. You must have the ability to get around the city 4. You must commit to a minimum of one day a week to the project 5. You must have interest in curatorship and some previous curatorial experience 6. You must be under the age of 35 WHAT DO YOU NEED TO SUBMIT? A proposal that focused on innovative work by young emerging artists. The proposal must include: ▪ what curatorial or artist concept you wish to explore ▪ how you intend to utilise the concept ▪ the format of the exhibition ▪ a short list of artists that you want to work with ▪ a detailed CV with at least 2 references ▪ a single A4-page typed motivation, including personal details and outlining reasons why you believe you deserve the award ▪ a copy of your ID WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE? 1. Mentorship from experienced curators 2. A hot desk at the Bag Factory Artists' Studios 3. A monthly stipend for travel 4. A funded exhibition at the Bag Factory Artist Studios

Deadline for Applications: 28 September 2018.

Applications must be sent to; applications@bagfactoryart.org.za Subject line: 'Curatorial Programme'

The Bag Factory would like to thank the Department of Arts and Culture for making this programme possible.

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Bag Factory Young Female Artist Residency

Bag Factory Young Female Artist Residency.

The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios is inviting applications for the Bag Factory Young Female Artist Residency. The programme, funded by the Department of Arts and Culture, will offer an emerging/early career female artist (under 35) with a 6 month fully funded residency at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios. The artist will be provided with studio space at the Bag Factory, a small materials budget, and a monthly stipend towards travel and living expenses. The programme will culminate in a solo exhibition at the Bag Factory showcasing the artist’s work in March 2019.

This programme will begin on 1 October 2018 and run until 29 March 2019.

The artist is expected to: *Work from the Bag Factory, interacting with Bag Factory and local artists, and experiencing the city. *Attend the Bag Factory’s events and artist’s meetings. *Produce new works for a solo exhibition at the Bag Factory. *Complete a written report on their visit. Arrive on time and stay for the full period (6 months). What will a successful applicant receive?: *A studio space. *A small materials budget for art production while in residence. *A monthly stipend towards transport and living expenses. *A solo exhibition at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios. *Applicants should not expect to profit financially from their stay as this is a cultural development programme. *Applicants will NOT receive any funding towards accommodation or transport from outside Johannesburg.

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS is Friday 31 August 2018 at 17:00 (SAST).

What must Applicants submit? *A SINGLE PDF document no more than 10MB in size including the following information: *Representative portfolio of work produced in the past five years of at least 10 works and no more than 20. *A substantial curriculum vitae with full names, references, addresses and contact numbers *A brief letter of motivation, not more than one A4 page long, outlining reasons for wishing to join the programme and why specifically you wish to come to the Bag Factory *If you have attended any other workshops or residencies of the Triangle Arts Network such as Greatmore, Thupelo, Thapong, Kuona, or Batapata, please specify where and when.

How are the applications assessed? Applications are assessed by the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios Programme Selection Committee. Please be advised that if your application is successful for the visiting artists’ programme and you are not from South Africa, there is a participation fee you are required to pay 60 days prior to arrival in order to confirm your place in the programme.

TO APPLY, EMAIL: applications@bagfactoryart.org.za Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.

The Bag Factory would like to thank the Department of Arts and Culture for making this programme possible.

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David Koloane Award 2018

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David Koloane Award 2018

To celebrate the achievements and contributions of artist Dr David Koloane, one of the founders of the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, we are calling for applications for the David Koloane Award.

This annual award will be granted to an emerging South African visual artist, and preference will be given to artists who use paint as a medium and who are from outlying areas and do not reside in major cities, such as Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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Artist Career Bootcamp – 2018

ARTIST CAREER BOOTCAMP

Are you a visual artist looking to jumpstart your professional career? What you need is boot camp. The Artists’ Career Boot Camp is an exciting new opportunity for artists looking to fully immerse themselves in what it takes to manage their careers effectively.

A first in South Africa, it is designed to empower new artists with the critical skills to get serious about a career in the visual arts. It will train you to engage directly and confidently with market platforms to promote sustainability in your careers and professionalism in your practice.

The programme is designed as a launch pad to enable artists who are ready to enter the market at a professional level, the opportunity to develop the knowledge they will require, as well as prepare a professional portfolio of work.

It is hosted by Art Source South Africa in association with the Bag Factory and with the support of the National Arts Council.

In an intensive three-month programme artists will receive professional practice training on topics such as marketing, pricing, engaging galleries and other critical areas from experienced trainers, a direction from industry specialists. Each participant will receive one on one coaching and mentoring around a defined career goal, as well as critical and practical engagement with their body of work. The Boot Camp will have four intensive contact weeks over three months, setting step by step goals for participants to work towards in the time between contact weeks.

This opportunity is for visual artists who have been developing their practice and their own artistic voice for at least 3-5 years and who are committed and ready to take the next step in their careers.

APPLICATION DEADLINE - 22 January 2018

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2017 CASSIRER WELZ AWARD – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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Cassirer Welz Award 2018

The Bag Factory Artists' Studios, in partnership with Strauss & Co. & the Everard Read Gallery, is excited to announce that the call for the 2017 Cassirer Welz Award is now OPEN.

This prestigious Award has helped create and shape the lives and careers of artists such as Blessing Ngobeni and Tshepo Mosopa ,Nompumelelo Ngoma and Asanda Kupa and many others.

The Cassirer Welz Award, funded by art auctioneers Strauss & Coand the Everard Read Gallery provides an opportunity to an emerging South African artist, in the field of drawing, painting or sculpture, under the age of 35 to spend 10 weeks at the Bag Factory's studios.

The award will provide the recipient with a prospect to interact with the resident artists at the Bag Factory, and through the exchange of ideas, mentorship and skills development, the artist has an opportunity for substantial creative and professional growth.

Upon completion of the Award, the artist will present their newly created work in an exhibition at the Everard Read Gallery in March 2018.

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FULCRUM SUZANNE SHAW CREATIVE AWARD 2018

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Fulcrum Suzanne Shaw Creative Award 2018

The Fulcrum Group, in collaboration with The Bag Factory Artists' Studios and Business and Arts South Africa, BASA, are excited to announce that the call for entries for the annual, Fulcrum Suzanne Shaw Creative Awards are now open.

The award has been created to celebrate the life of Suzanne Shaw, who at the same time as being a valued team member of the Fulcrum Group, had an unwavering devotion to the visuals arts, with a special interest in the field of curatorship.

It is our vision that this award contributes to the growth of South African arts and artists, and while doing so serves to honour the life and passions of Suzanne Shaw.

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