28 February 2018

Opportunity Description

Street artists and muralists with a burning idea relating to the resistance of state capture and the deepening of democracy in South Africa are invited to submit proposals for artworks.

We are looking for artists to collaborate with in creating…
Provocative public art that inspires unified public resistance to state capture through street art which is clear and conceptually accessible to the general public.

Typically we imagine these targeting prominent public spaces, sites of memory, political significance, etc.

This could include, but is not limited to, graphic or text based art that:

  • Inspires people about what is possible through collective action
  • Reminds people what there is a need to fight against
  • Celebrates and honors those who are already making a difference
  • Draws attention to particular events, ideas or questions relating to political accountability and deepening democracy
  • Brings segregated groups together to take action

Current grant on offer:

  • One main grant of R20,000
  • Expert publicity support to promote the artworks of successful applicants at a national level

How to Apply

Interested artists and social activists are invited to submit a short proposal (keep it really clear and simple) with the following information:

  • Short informal personal bio – less than 50 words
  • Outline of concept – less than 250 words.
  • Sketch up of the planned artwork/artworks
  • Proposed location for artwork and motivation – less than 50 words
  • Simple timeline for completion
  • Indication of which grant you are applying for supported by basic budget
  • Simple portfolio of previous work if possible
  • Contact Information

Submissions can be emailed to us on streetcapturesa@gmail.com under the subject line ‘Submissions Round Two”