Expired: BODYLAND INCUBATOR: AN OPEN CALL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS

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Deadline

30 September 2020

Opportunity Description

Anthi-Patra Ruga and Victory of the Word are calling on all emerging and mid-career artists to apply for the very first Bodyland incubator taking place in the idyllic Amathole Village of Hogsback from 24 October to 7 November 2020.

To be eligible applicants must be

  • Socially engaged residents of the Eastern Cape
  • Fluent speakers of isiXhosa and English
  • Be available for the full duration of the residency

The residency will take on eight artists working in performance or visual arts, film, radio, fashion exhibition-making and curation. All travel, accommodation and food costs will be covered.

The selected participants will be immersed in a 14-day high-octane group incubator that begins with an overnight excursion and camp on the Amathole heritage routes that include Ntsikana’s Bell; Nongqawuse’s pond; the villages affected by the 19th century “betterment” schemes as well as the effects of the Ciskei Development Corporation. The group will return to the residency base at the Hunterstoun Centre in Hogsback and begin a creative programme under the mentorship of Eastern Cape artist Athi-Patra Ruga.

Hunterstoun Centre in Hogsback and begin a creative programme under the mentorship of Eastern Cape artist Athi-Patra Ruga.

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please include in your application :

A written proposal for residency application (no more than 1 500 words), which clearly states the following:

  • A short overview of your creative activities and what you are working on at present
  • What you would hope to achieve during your residency
  • An indication of preliminary ideas about a performance/ public engagement activity proposed during your day
  • Any special interest you may have in linking with the local community or other groups/organisations during your stay
  • An up-to-date CV or Artist’s Statement/ Biography (no more than 2 pages)
  • A maximum of 6 images and/or 4 video/ audio or Instagram links/ written relevant work. Submitted though email or WhatsApp. (Large files to be sent by WeTransfer or Dropbox)
  • Names, date of birth, copy of passport/ ID, Nationality, contact details

Send completed application to hunterstounartistsufh@gmail.com OR victoryoftheword.com with the subject heading “Bodyland” or Via WhatsApp 066 571 0877