05 October 2020

Opportunity Description

Call for Artists for Response-Ability at the Johannesburg Greenhouse Project

The Response-Ability project at the Greenhouse in Joubert Park is seeking to commission artists to produce artistic and/or design responses that relate to and reimagine aspects of the historic site itself, as well as its context within the inner city and the diverse range of plant and food practices within its communities. Projects can also engage directly with practical methods of gardening. Projects should be grounded in socially and ecologically ethical practice.

We encourage (but do not limit) applications relating to the following themes:

  • Seedbank designs and ways of preserving living archives
  • Collaborations with plants
  • Diverse food cultures in Johannesburg
  • Plant-based recipes foraged foods and a community cooking
  • Food processing and preservation
  • Harvesting and disseminating knowledge about plants with healing properties
  • Water catchment, storage, and irrigation systems
  • Micro Greenhouses and systems
  • Bee-keeping
  • Energy and waste (there is a recycling facility on the site)
  • Transport and food networks
  • Urban gardening and food sovereignty

Projects will be produced in conversation with the Response-Ability team. Each artist/group will receive a fee of R5,000 and Response-Ability will also pay for production within an agreed-upon scope.

How to Apply

Applications must include:

  • A project description (not more than 500 words)
  • 2-pg CV of the artist/s who will develop the work
  • A draft budget

There will be an opportunity to visit the site for a briefing on 24 September 2020 at 11 am
Come to the GHP at the corner of King George and Wolmarans Street
Parking available inside the Greenhouse Project (inside wrought iron gates)

For more information and to submit, contact: response.abilityjhb@gmail.com