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Call: Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) - South Africa

Goethe Institut, South Africa

Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) is a multi-disciplinary roving project space. The 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.

Actors, artists, performers, curators, choreographers, writers, dancers, composers, directors, and musicians can now apply for their project idea to be realised in cooperation with GPS (Goethe-Institut Project Space). Through a grant of up to R 60.000, GPS is designed to support not only the artists and their projects, but also the many structures, spaces and festivals that exist in South Africa, particularly those outside of the large metropoles.

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 in order to continue their work. GPS enables creators in all artistic disciplines 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 also those situated outside of the large metropoles. Practitioners will be able to produce their work locally with a partner of their choice and a GPS grant. 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.

How to apply?

  • download the application form by clicking here and fill it out
  • add attachments as listed in the form
  • send all material to the Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, 2193, or electronically to Samantha.Modisenyane@goethe.de

Application deadline: 6 August 2018.

Realisation period: February to November 2019

The Goethe-Institut’s roving, multi-disciplinary Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) has announced six projects to be supported throughout 2018. Selected by a jury made up of Gerard Bester, Rangoato Hlasane, Doung Jahangeer and Nkule Mabaso, the projects include:

  • KUTALACHOPETO (Performance, by Maren Du Plessis in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Performance at Wits University, Johannesburg)
  • THEATRE IN THE BACKYARD IN O’OKIEP (Performance, by Mhlanguli George in collaboration with Theatre in the Backyard, Gugulethu, Cape Town and Garage Dance Ensemble O`okiep, Namaqualand)
  • ANY BODY DANCE LAB (Performance and zine production by Kristina Johnstone and Thalia Laric -New Dance Lab; Julia de Rosenwerth, Kopano Maroga and Nicola van Straaten-Any Body Zine; Theatre Arts Admin Collective, Cape Town)
  • EARTHEN (Ceramics, by Sylvester Mqeku in collaboration with the Department of Design and Studio Art at the Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein)
  • SES'FIKILE (Photography, Fim and Performance, by Jabulile Newman in collaboration with Zer021, Cape Town)
  • PROCLAIMATION 73 (Audio-visual archival project, by Zara Julius & Chandra Frank in collaboration with Durban History Museum)

Designed as a non-commercial, artist-centered platform, GPS is designed to support not only the artists and their projects, but also the many structures, platforms and festivals that exist and need partnerships of this nature in order to flourish.
 
GPS has a travelling concept which enables actors, artists, performers, curators, choreographers, writers, dancers, composers, directors, musicians and film-makers to select the space and infrastructure they wish to work with. At the project’s core is a decentralised approach, where practitioners are able to produce their work locally with a partner of their choice and a GPS grant.

Further information: Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS)