Institute for Creative Arts: PhD Scholarships

19 Feb 2019 - 21:30

Institute for Creative Arts: PhD Scholarships

Call for Applications

Deadline: 31 March 2019

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), invites applications for PhD Study in Live Art, Interdisciplinary Creative Arts or Public Art. Visual artists, theatre makers, choreographers, performers, directors, composers, curators as well as creative and performing arts researchers are all invited to apply.

Research Focus:
– Interdisciplinary conversations, inclusive of such hybrid forms as site specific public art, mixed media performance, post-dramatic theatre, dance theatre and live (or performance) art.
– Interdisciplinary study in relation to cultural and socio-political contexts.
Sites for study include:
– Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Dance and Theatre Hybrids.
– Performance Art / Live Art.
– Live Art specifically in South Africa and other parts of the African continent.
– Postcolonial imaginaries, the Postcolonial Body and the Body as text and site of contestation.
– Site specificity.
– The creation of Public Spheres: open access spaces for the creation and reception of creative and performing arts events and discourse.
All students will be required to attend a regular Seminar Programme throughout the year as well as a Studio Programme for the first semester of their degree.
Students may elect to do the degree by Written Thesis or a Practice-Based Programme involving Practical Outcomes (Performances/Installations, for example) and Written Explication. Students will be based at the ICA, at UCT’s Hiddingh campus, Gardens, Cape Town with co-ordination by Professors Jay Pather and Mark Fleishman of the Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of Cape Town
Scholarships and Bursaries:
The ICA also announces provision for two full scholarships valued at R130 000 per annum for three years.
Application process:
In anticipation of a formal application with a full proposal, potential candidates are invited to send a short Expression of Interest that includes:

– Name, Surname, Nationality, Address, Contact Numbers, Passport/ID number and Email.
– Proposed Research Area (500 words).
– An up-to-date CV.
– And whether you wish to pursue the study even if your application for a full scholarship is unsuccessful.

Submit to: with subject line PhD Scholarship
Expressions of Interest must be received by 17h00, 31 March 2019
The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) is an interdisciplinary institute in the University of Cape Town’s Humanities Faculty that facilitates new collaborative research projects, particularly in the Creative and Performing Arts. Interdisciplinarity, Live Art and Public Spheres are key themes of the Institute, and projects are imbued with innovation, collaboration and a dialogue with urbanism and community. 
 Photo credit:
Elegy by ICA PhD Scholarship recipient, Gabrielle Goliath. ICA Live Art Festival 2017 (c) Ashley Walters/ICA