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Wednesday, April 25, 2018


(Alka Dass, 2017 South African winner)

Deadline: May 25, 2018

The Project Space invites applications for the 2018 Young Female Residency Award.

With a combined local and international fully funded eight-months residency and an opportunity to feature at major local and international Art Fairs, this residency award offers selected artists with the best career boost to develop and grow their creative practice, expand their network internationally and experience a climate of cultural diversity.

The 2017 South African winner Alka Dass featured in a group show at Turbine Art Fair- 2017, she had a solo project at Investec Cape Town Art Fair -2018. And she will travel to New York with THE PROJECT SPACE as part of a two person show at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York -2018 along with the 2017 "rest of Africa" winner Stacey Gillian Abe from Uganda.

Application requirements:
* Applicants must be female and under the age of 35.
* between 2 and 4 years practicing as an artist
* must work in the medium of either drawing, painting, printmaking and/or sculpture, consideration will be given to exceptional conceptual and photography works.
* applications are open to South African Female artists.

Visiting artists are expected to:
* work from the studio, interacting with local artists, and experiencing the city,
* complete a written report on their visit,
* donate a work to The Project Space on completion of the residency,
* arrive on time and stay for the full period (five months).

What will a successful applicant receive?
* A 5-month residency in Johannesburg including a material stipend and accommodation if the winner is from outside Johannesburg
* Solo show at the end of at the residency
* A return flight ticket to France for a 10-week international residency with SAFFCA in 2019, including R45,000 stipend while on residency in France
* Turbine Art Fair group show together with the 2 runners-up

This applicant must be able to participate in the full programme starting on July 1 and ending on November 30, 2018.

Applicants should not expect to profit financially from their stay as this is cultural development programme.

Deadline for submissions is May 25, 2018.

Applicants must submit:
▪ a representative portfolio of work
▪ a substantial curriculum vitae with full names, references, addresses and contact numbers
▪ a brief letter of motivation, not more than one A4 page long, outlining reasons for wishing to join the programme.

Applications must be submitted by email to