Goethe-Institut is accepting applications for LAPA Project and Residency Space 2023.
Housed in the Breezeblock building in the suburb of Brixton, Johannesburg, LAPA is a place to gather, for collaboration, experimentation and developing new trajectories in artistic practice. LAPA makes its connection with communities and asks what kind of potential could they encourage when they are housed together. Enacting the term LAPA, the residency becomes a space of communing to explore themes of home, family and place.
In 2023 the open call extends within Africa to expand on the continental network and establish necessary travel and connection. The residency ideates on borderless states of being as a way to consider new pan-africanism and African states. This is beyond language but underpinned by modes of speaking through the visual, sonic, digital and more.
- Travel to and from LAPA (Return flight and ground travel from OR Tambo Intl. Airport to Brixton, Johannesburg) and monthly living/subsistence costs.
- Fee: 6 000.00 ZAR/month (each) to cover basic living expenses and materials and resources. A separate budget allocation is made for the artist’s production budget and public moment.
- The duo will be expected to present their work, during or in concluding the residency, in any format they choose; public discussion, screening, workshop or other kind of translatable programme for audiences. They should consider research material as the embers of future work, and to consider a plan of documenting and tracing their research while at LAPA.
- LAPA hosts a ‘function-first’ public space on the ground floor of Breezeblock which is a library and co-working space. This, amongst other possible spaces may be used for the artists engagement and presentation.
Location – Brixton.
- LAPA is developed for artists across all disciplines, based in Africa. Priority will be given to pairings working on the continent or between the continent and the diaspora, understanding that these links exist in dynamic and political ways. The duo/pair/ collective seek to expand their working relationship to continue developing their artistic language and research. The residency can accommodate up to two representatives from an artist collective.
- Applications are open to all (with or without formal art education) who have been professionally active for at least 6 years.
- Artists will apply to one of the three residency sessions as modes of working; the voice, imbibe, context.
For more information, visit LAPA Project and Residency Space.