Open call for artists - project in SA and Zambia

Open Call - Calling artists to work on environmental action public art projects in Livingstone and Johannesburg.

This project will create collaborative public artworks in Livingstone, Zambia and Johannesburg, South Africa, around the theme of environmental action. The artworks will link the two cities and creative spaces and foster the use of culture and artistic expression for sustainable development. Art can visually and materially translate the abstract issues of climate change and environmental concerns and collaborative art projects open up dialogue, understanding and networks between cultures, and across African borders. Project is facilitated by Chava Alheit in partnership with Unesco, Greenpop, Propertuity and Art Africa

The project:

3 artists from the Southern African region will be selected to participate in a residency style workshop and production session at the Greenpop Festival of Action in Livingstone Zambia (25th June-17th July 2017) and in Maboneng in Johannesburg (28th August -9th of September 2017). During this time artists will live and work together to create “Conservation Conversation Corners”. These “Corners” will be spaces that facilitate and inspire discussion around environmental action.

All accommodation, transport, travel, materials and workshops will be arranged and sponsored by the project. Artists will also receive a per diem honorarium of $46 per day for the 35 days of workshops and production (21 days in Livingstone and 14 days in Johannesburg).

Artists will be expected to be available for international and local travel on the dates provided. They will be expected to attend all workshops and complete the project within the time and budget provided with the help and guidance of a facilitator and programs manager.

Eligibility: All artists from South Africa, Zambia, Botswana or Zimbabwe with valid passports. Public art experience preferable but not essential. Deadline for application: 30th April 2017

Applicants must include the following in their application:

  • Contact Details: First Name, Surname, Contact Number(s), Email address, Physical Address, City (current), Birthdate.
  • Please include your artistic medium and recent work experiences, installations, exhibitions (Alternatively, a 2 page CV in PDF format).
  • Artist’s Statement (500 words maximum): What is your motivation for participating in Art and Environmental Action?
  • Please include attachments that are relevant e.g. drawings, budget, concepts
  • Portfolio (2/3 pieces) or link to website

Please send all relevant information to by 20:00 GMT+2 on the 30th of April 2017.

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