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Current Fellowships

Fellowships are open to artists and academics interested in extending their research while engaging with the postgraduate creative arts community at ICA. Fellowships provide candidates with time on UCT campus and access to the University’s facilities; the opportunity to engage extensively with UCT’s research community, and interaction with ICA’s Live Art, Interdisciplinary and Public Art postgraduate cohort.

Research conducted over the course of the fellowships should resonate with ICA’s key themes of Interdisciplinarity, Live Art and Public Spheres. The output of the fellowships will entail sharing this research via seminars, open rehearsals, public performances or installations.

Monetary provision will be made for subsistence, travel and – where necessary – materials. Brief information about each fellowship is provided below.

CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIPS:

This is a part-time residential fellowship which will entail research, dialogue with artists, an exploration of possible installation spaces and the acquisition of works leading towards the curation of an exhibition.Curatorial fellows may research the curation of Live Art with a specific focus on South African perforance art, and Live Art in relation to Public Spheres.

Fellows can be based anywhere, with regular contact via email and Skype, but are expected to reside in Cape Town for some agreed period between October and November.

2016 Curatorial Fellows:

  1. Chandra Frank (Netherlands/South Africa)
  2. Thembinkosi Goniwe (South Africa)

LIVE ART FELLOWSHIPS:

This is a part-time residential fellowship, intended to lead towards the production of a new performance/work for ICA’s 2016 Live Art Festival. ICA’s Live Art Festival is a biennial event dedicated to showcasing performance art by emerging and established local and international artists.

Live Art fellows may be based anywhere, with regular contact via email and Skype, but are expected to reside in Cape Town for some agreed period between October and November.

2016 Live Art Fellows:

  1. Euridice Kala (Mozambique)
  2. Thalia Laric (South Africa)
  3. Zanele Muholi (South Africa)
  4. Alan Parker (South Africa)
  5. Nala Xaba (South Africa)

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS:

The national and international fellowship are part-time residential fellowships that may be short and intensive, or part of a larger project.

2016 National Fellows:

  1. Genna Gardini (South Africa)
  2. Sihle Hlophe (South Africa)
  3. Robert Machiri and Memory Biwa (Zimbabwe and Namibia)
  4. Amie LH Soudien (South Africa)

2016 International Fellows:

  1. Roxanne Campbell (Jamaica/United States)
  2. Andrew Hennlich (United States)
  3. Felicia Mings (Canada/United States)
  4. Meghna Singh (India/South Africa)