31 March 2020

Opportunity Description

THE CENTRE FOR THE LESS GOOD IDEA and it’s newly launched. The Academy for the Less Good Idea is excited to announce a collaborative exchange with THE TEATRE LLIURE in Barcelona, Spain.

We will be developing a performative research project with a selected artist from South Africa in collaboration with a Catalonian artist.

The Centre is calling South African artists from across the disciplines (including but not limited to cultural management, creative writing, academia, philosophy, media arts, journalism, visual arts, digital arts and social activism) with a focus on performative production to apply. We are interested in project proposals that include features of cultural, academic and social research and making. We encourage interested artists to explore, take risks and experiment with their ideas and we have no expectation of completed projects by the end of this exchange.

This same call has taken place by THE TEATRE LLIURE to artists based in Spain.

THE CENTRE FOR THE LESS GOOD IDEA and THE TEATRE LLIURE will jointly select 2 artists, 1 in Catalonia and 1 in South Africa to travel to one another’s countries, be hosted by both organisation so that the artists can collaborate on the creation of a new project.

The residency will take place over two months:

  • 15 Sept – 15 Oct 2020 – The Center of The Less Good Idea in Johannesburg
  • 15 Nov – 15 Dec 2020 – The Teatre Lliure in Barcelona
  • In mid – December 2020 the outcomes of the exchange residency will be opened to the public at The Teatre Lliure in Barcelona.

The Centre for the Less Good Idea will share the project and its ongoing output through its website and social media platforms.

Each artist will receive return flights and accommodation when travelling to the other city, studio/workshop space in both cities and a budget of € 2500 each for living expenses and the production of the project. This amount excludes any VAT legally applicable and withholds any tax if applicable, as per the agreed-upon contract.

How to Apply

To respond to this call send your proposals in PDF format to info@lessgoodidea.org with the subject title CREATIVE EXCHANGE RESIDENCY before midnight on 31 March 2020. Proposals must include a descriptive text of no more than 500 words, 3 – 5 images and artist biography.

THE CENTRE FOR THE LESS GOOD IDEA and THE TEATRE LLIURE will jointly evaluate the proposals and select the artists. Results will be announced told to all in the first week of May 2020 and publicly announced in June 2020.