South African Cultural Observatory

Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency

BY 28.06.17

FAK’UGESI in collaboration with Pro Helvetia & ANT are calling for applicants for the Digital Africa Residency – especially artists and creative technologists who are exploring: digital art and interdisciplinary practices between technology, creativity and culture in Africa.

Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency Focus: The focus of the Fak’ugesi Festival in 2017 is the role of collaborative and interdisciplinary practice between technology, art and culture.

In 2017 we are highlighting bravery as an important characteristic in how young Africans need to engage in a globalised information economy.

2017 has challenged the bravest of us; this year FAK’UGESI AFRICAN DIGITAL INNOVATION FESTIVAL salutes digital Africans that follow their hearts and live bravely.

We are looking for artists and creative technologists who are exploring: digital art and interdisciplinary practices between technology, creativity and culture in Africa.

Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency Dates: 1 month, 10 Aug to 16 September 2017.

Supported by the Residency: Travel to Johannesburg from SADC country, accommodation, per diems, foundational production budget. Some mentorship and production support.

Fak’ugesi Festival Dates: 6th – 16th September 2017

Application Deadline: June 30th 2017

Number of Places: 3

Residency Expectations: Successful applicants will be are required to be in Johannesburg for the full residency period. Residents are expected to develop work in residence (either collaboratively with the other residents or independently). Residents are expected to engage publically through their practice with attendees via either workshops or talks. The required residency outcome is to produce a work (the format is open: installation, screen based, performance, app, game, etc.) for a final exhibition to open on Friday the 8th September 2017 as part of the Fak’ugesi Festival program in Johannesburg.

For more info visit: http://fakugesi.co.za/

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