OPEN CALL: AtWork Moleskin Foundation

AtWork is an itinerant educational format, conceived by Moleskine Foundation and Andrew Tshabangu, that unlocks the creative potential of young people through critical thinking, growing their sense of self-awareness and self-confidence, and stimulating their changemaking attitude.It contributes to building a new generation of creative thinkers and doers. AtWork is a 5-day intensive workshop for about 25 … Read more OPEN CALL: AtWork Moleskin Foundation

Erla Haraldsdottir

Artist BiographyErla S. Haraldsdóttir works with painting, drawing, printmaking and photomontage as a means to cite cultural symbols and insert them in evocative images, suggestive of narrative form. An academically trained painter, who has versatile experience in performative genres and video art, she currently focuses on figurative painting, where the physicality of paint and colour … Read more Erla Haraldsdottir


The Bag Factory and Strauss&Co. announce that the 2022 Cassirer Welz Award call for entries is NOW OPEN.The 2022 call for entries is open to artists based in the following SADC countries: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.The Cassirer Welz Award recognises excellence in emerging artists (under 35 and not … Read more OPEN CALL: CASSIER WELZ AWARD

Kutlwano Monyai and Princia Matungulu

EXHIBITION Kutlwano Monyai and Princia Matungulu -Botsalano le Megopolo: En nous, entre nous 6 August – 9 September 2022 The Bag Factory is delighted to announce the opening of 2021/2022 Young Womxn Studio Bursary funded by our alumni and artist Sam Nhlengethwa. Kutlwano Monyai and Princia Matungulu are recipients of this bursary. In this exhibition, … Read more Kutlwano Monyai and Princia Matungulu

VACANCY: Director

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTIONJob title: Director, Bag Factory Artists’ StudiosEmployer: Fordsburg Artists’ Studios trading as Bag Factory Artists’ StudiosReports to: Board of DirectorsHours of Work: Full time, 40 hours per weekContract type: PermanentClosing date for applications: 19 August 2022 (5pm, SAST)IntroductionThe Bag Factory is a non-profit contemporary visual art organisation in Newtown, Johannesburg.With a pioneering 31-year history … Read more VACANCY: Director

Young Womxn Studio Bursary

Open Call: Young Womxn Studio BursaryThe Bag Factory is delighted to announce that we are once again inviting applications for the Bag Factory Young Womxn Studio Bursary, funded by Artist, Sam Nhlengethwa, a Bag Factory alumni.The Bag Factory Young Womxn Studio Bursary offers support to an emerging/early career woman/womxn artist (under 35) through rent-free studio … Read more Young Womxn Studio Bursary

Artist in Residence

Open Call: Self-funded AiRBag Factory Artists’ Studios is offering a self-funded, self-directed AiR studio residency to South African-based artists who would benefit from a period of uninterrupted time to focus on developing their work.Please kindly note that this is a self-funded residency and the Bag Factory will not be able to assist witharrangements or costs … Read more Artist in Residence