South African Cultural Observatory

OPEN CALL: Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS)

BY 28.08.17

A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY roving project space supporting work realised all over South Africa. Apply until 5 September 2017.

 Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) is a multi-disciplinary roving project space that follows on GoetheOnMain, which was based at Arts On Main in Johannesburg from May 2009 to November 2016. The new programme will support work realised all over South Africa ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; including visual art, literature, film, music, dance and theatre projects.

GPS is envisioned as a non-commercial, artist-centered free platform, designed to support not only the artists and their projects, but also the many structures, spaces and festivals that currently exist and need partnerships of this nature to continue their work.

GPS enables actors, artists, performers, curators, choreographers, writers, dancers, composers, directors, and musicians to select the space and infrastructure they wish to work with. If awarded, a GPS grant would support both the hosting space and the project itself.

The new project signals a move to decentralise, supporting smaller spaces, and those situated outside the large metropoles. Practitioners will be able to produce their work locally with a partner of their choice and a GPS grant.

Similarly to the GoetheOnMain project that preceded it, a public call for proposals is presided over by an independent jury of arts professionals, who make the project selection.

The Goethe-Institut looks forward to seeing installations, workshops, events and performances; including visual art, literature, film, music, public art, dance and theatre work; realised throughout South Africa through GPS grants.

GPS forms part of the Goethe-Institut’s programme that promotes intercultural engagement through fostering dialogue and exchange in the arts.

Application Deadline: 5 September 2017

Realisation Period: January to December 2018

More information about GPS, including GPS projects that were selected for realization in 2017, can be found onhttps://www.goethe.de/ins/za/en/kul/sup/gps.html

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