ROOM Gallery & Projects Open Call for Residency

ROOM’s Artist in Residency Programme is open to practitioners from diverse creative and non/creative fields, which want to engage artistically with their field and/or want to collaborate with Johannesburg based artists in the development, execution and presentation of their ideas. Apply now for a residency period September 2017 - March 2018.

ROOM was established in 2011 as a Gallery and Project Based space with monthly artistic programming. To date we have hosted over 50 primarily Johannesburg based artists/performers/filmmakers/play - writers etc, who have sought a platform for 1st time solo exhibitions and collaborative projects. It is with this impetus that we have grown our programming and now also focus on providing an artist in residency programme that can provide working, discursive and presentational platforms/context for invited and/or selected (through a public application process) artists.

Since its inception artistic collaboration and exchange within the region, the continent, its Diaspora and the South-South Axis has been a curatorial focus of ROOM as an organisation. From September 2015 ROOM has taken occupancy in a new and bigger space, which allows for various such exchanges to take place simultaneously. We now have 3 exhibition/project-based Halls in which to present creative projects we engage with. We anticipate dedicating 2 to 4 slots per year to exchange driven projects between ROOM and artists from South Africa, the content and its Diasporas, as well as artists from the global North..

For more information on the organisation please visit the ROOM website

ROOM’s Artist in Residency Programme

  • The ROOM AiR will consist of the provision of a light spacious studio space with basic amenities including internet access. The location is also the home of the host organization and its exhibition project space on the street level.
  • The residency will take place over a period of 1 – 3 months depending on the Project and/or Artist’s requirements.
  • The residency is open to practitioners from diverse creative and non/creative fields, which want to engage artistically with their field and/or want to collaborate with Johannesburg based artists in the development, execution and presentation of their ideas.
  • ROOM’s residency will provide a context, network – both professional and physical – to local, regional and international participants.

To Apply

  • Please send motivation letters and CV for the period September 2017 - March 2018.
  • Deadline for applications is 30 July 2017
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 15 August 2017.
  • Terms and conditions do apply.
  • For more information on the residency please visit our website
  • Download the Application form

For queries, please contact:
Jemma Dwyer on jemma@roomgallery.co.za 
Maria Fidel Regueros on maria@roomgallery.co.za

 

 

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