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Thursday, November 26, 2015


Deadline: December 15, 2015

UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, will offer Practitioner Residencies during 2016. Small, independent theatre or dance companies, and individual performers, directors, set designers, lighting designers, choreographers, curators, stage managers and theatre technicians are invited to submit expressions of interest.

According to producer Grace Meadows, “Since 2011 we have developed structured relationships with a small group of emerging practitioners who have played an important part of our annual programme. We are now in the process of consolidating our associations with creative practitioners into a formal programme of practitioner residencies for next year,” Meadows explains.

Residencies are unpaid, but successful applicants will receive a modest monthly stipend, access to facilities for working on their own proposed projects and the opportunity to be matched with one or more projects of the planned 2016 UJ Arts & Culture annual programme. Successful applicants will be offered residences for periods ranging between one to ten months and preference will be given to less established independent companies and recent graduates.

Expressions of interest must take the form of a one-page CV and a one-page proposal incorporating an artistic statement and a motivation for the company or individual’s residency. Do not send additional supporting documents or other information at this stage.

E-mail submissions to by December 15, 2015. Enquiries to Annali Dempsey on 011 559 2099.

(This information is published in full on the Arts & Culture Trust’s blog – see