The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Artists in Residence Programme is now open for applications for residencies commencing in January 2023.
Designed to stimulate arts practise as research, the UJ Artists in Residence Programme makes residencies available in Visual and Fine Arts, Music, Theatre, Performance and Dance, Design, Film and Television, and Literary Arts. The programme is open for applications from new, emerging, and established artists from across the globe, but preferably with a connection to Africa. Artists are eligible to apply for physical or remote residencies at the institution and depending on the nature of the proposed residency, successful artists may work partly or completely remotely.
The Artists in Residence Programme enables artists by making monthly stipends available over a 12-month period and does not provide project or seed funding. Applicants are required to establish a working relationship with a department or division at the University of Johannesburg that will endorse their application and host their residency should the application be successful.
1. The programme is open for applications from new, emerging and established artists from across the globe, but preferably with a connection to Africa.
2. Artists are eligible to apply for physical and/ or remote residencies at the institution. Thus, depending on the nature of the proposed residency, successful artists may work partly or completely remotely.
3. Applicants may not be affiliated with another South African tertiary institution.
4. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement by a UJ host department or division.
Only proposals for projects that fall within the following disciplines will be eligible:
i. Visual Arts and Fine Arts
iv. Performance and Dance
vi. Film and Television
vii. Literary Arts
5. Artists in Residence positions are awarded on a competitive basis, taking the applicant’s career track record, level of productivity, academic writing experience or potential and residency proposal into account.
The primary objective of the Artists in Residence Programme is the preparation of no less than one creative outputs submission within a 12-month period that complies with the Department of Higher Education’s criteria for creative outputs: