Institute for Creative Arts : UCT 2022 Curatorial Fellowship

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The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) at the University of Cape Town invites applications for the 2022 Curatorial Fellowship.  

ScholarlyAfrica.com takes great pleasure in bringing you this exciting opportunity.

The focus of the Fellowship will be the research and development of a website that will house the Live Art Network Africa (LANA).

LANA is a network of African artists, researchers, academics, curators and writers practising and/or researching in the field of live art.

LANA was launched at the ICA on 20 February 2018.

The Fellowship will entail research, dialogue with network partners, compiling databases and media leading towards an event that will comprise performances, panel discussions and keynote addresses as well as the launch of the website in February 2023.

The Fellowship will provide the successful candidates with the opportunity to engage with the ICA’s network of African artists, work closely with Live Art archives at the ICA, work alongside the research, technical and production staff at the ICA, and be mentored by Professor Jay Pather.

Applicants should have an interest in Live Art and its development on the African continent.

Time period: Part time, flexible, August 2022 – February 2023. 
Preferably Cape Town-based but could also be managed online. 

The fellowship is worth R50 000 and is open to artists and academics from all disciplines who meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a postgraduate qualification
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in curatorship.
  • Experience with archiving, desirable
  • Experience with organisation/network building, advantageous
  • Existing networks or relationships with artists in African countries
  • Proficiency in both English and French will be advantageous


Complete the webform by 23:59 (SAST) 10 July 2022

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