Expired: AOI SONIC RESIDENCY: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2019 / 2020

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Deadline

21 January 2019

Opportunity Description

The Africa Open Institute for Music, Research and Innovation (AOI), at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, is pleased to announce the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, for two National and two International Sonic Residencies (funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), taking place in 2019/2020.

AOI SONIC RESIDENCY is an intensive and experimental, research residency programme. It offers freedom of creativity and an inter-disciplinary environment, in which musicians, theorists, artists, composers, writers, performers, producers, designers, dj’s, film-makers, broadcasters and critical thinkers, can develop ideas and work on sound-related projects according to their own agency, over a period of 4 weeks.

Artists-in-Residence are encouraged to incorporate into their Sonic Residency, conceptual frameworks which restitute African thought systems, explore Pan-African audio cultures, philosophies, aesthetics and languages. Sonic Residencies support art’s role in shifting how, and under what conditions knowledge is produced, communicated and archived, in societies reflecting African worlds.

AOI Sonic Residency is located within the sprawling urban city that triangulates the nodes of Cape Town city-center, Stellenbosch town and Muizenberg sea-side neigbourhood.  Monetary provision will be made for travel, subsistence, and Residency research-production. Artists-in-Residence have the choice to be accommodated in either Stellenbosch or Cape Town, for the duration of their 4-week Residency. Sonic Residents will have access to a modest studio space and Stellenbosch University library facilities and research archives. Please note that Artists Fees are not given.

SONIC RESIDENCY PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTS

The Sonic Residency programme creates a space for public conversations and experimental events-interventions. Artists-in-Residence will be required to present a colloquium to the Stellenbosch University’ broader research community, in the first week of their Residency; and create a performative or dialogical public event, off-campus in the last week of their month-long Sonic Residency. Artists-in-Residence receive a research-production grant to realise their live public event, which can take the form of presentation, performance, publication, recording, installation, exhibition, intervention, conversation or provocation, to name a few modes of contemporary artistic practice.

SONIC RESIDENCY CRITERIA

AOI accepts submissions from emerging and mid-career creative professionals who are either formally trained in their respective discipline or self-taught. National Sonic Residencies are open to applicants who live in South Africa; International Sonic Residencies are open to applicants from other countries on the African continent, and who reside in Africa for minimally six months of the year.

PROPOSED DATES for SONIC RESIDENCY

  • April/May 2019
  • July/August 2019
  • October/November 2019
  • February/March 2020

Value of National Sonic Residency: ZAR 36,000

Value of International Sonic Residency: ZAR 46,000

How to Apply

AOI SONIC RESIDENCY APPLICATION

  • The deadline for submission of Applications is: 17h00, SA time, on Monday 21st January 2019. No late applications will be accepted.
  • Interested applicants should submit a single PDF file, containing the information listed overpage on pg.3 of this Call for Applications.
  • Completed applications can be emailed to roosh@sun.ac.za for attention: AOI General Manager.
  • Please mark the email subject: AOI SONIC RESIDENCY APPLICATION.
  • For more information, please contact the Programme Director at: juliar@sun.ac.za

AOI SONIC RESIDENCY INFORMATION TO INCLUDE IN APPLICATION

  1. CONTACT DETAILS

Full Name:

Birth Date:

Gender:

Physical Street and/or Postal Address:

City & Country you currently reside in:

Landline Number:

Mobile Number:

Email Address:

Website:

2. STATE WHICH SONIC RESIDENCY FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING

National Sonic Residency

International Sonic Residency

3. STATE YOUR PREFERED SONIC RESIDENCY DATE

–             April/May 2019

–             July/August 2019

–             October/November 2019

–             February/March 2020

4. RESEARCH & CREATIVE PRACTICE

(write answers within specified word count)

(i)           What is your primary means of artistic expression? (25 words)

(ii)          Why do you want to participate in the AOI Sonic Residency Programme?      (100 words)

(iii)         Why is your art important, and to whom? (100 words)

(iv) Artists Statement – describe your current projects and artistic process.               (500 words)

(v) Please outline the research you intend to conduct during the AOI Sonic               Residency, and the public output of this research. (500 words)

(vi) What are your expectations of the AOI Sonic Residency? (100 words)

CURRICULUM VITAE OF APPLICANT (3 pages maximum)

Attach your updated Curriculum Vitae (include career highlights, past residencies, three references and their contact details.