Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival’s Residency

fak'ugesiCall for artists addressing technology and/or creative technologists from the Southern African region to participate in the annual Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival’s Residency in Johannesburg, South Africa. The deadline for applications is 28 June 2016.

Festival Residency Focus: The focus of the Fak’ugesi Festival in 2016 is on the role of alternative knowledge and organisational systems in technology. We are looking for artists and creative technologists who are exploring concepts of community, spirituality or femininity in technology in Africa in their practice. Practitioners in the fields across a variety of fields from contemporary art, game design, interactive design and creative computing are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be required to develop (in part) work in residence and engage publically through their practice with attendees/participants in the Fak’ugesi Festival, relative to these aforementioned thematic focuses. In addition to exhibiting their work, successful applicants are expected to plan a public engagement activity. This may be through a workshop or another publically engaging activity. In addition to these activities residents are expected to give a short talk on their practice, as part of the festival programme.

Festival Dates: 19 August to 3 September
Full Festival Residency Period: 1 month, from early August to early September 2016.

Applicants from the following countries in the region are eligible to apply:
Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Seychelles, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Pro Helvetia Johannesburg’s support for the residency programme is enabled through finance from the SADC regional office of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

To see more on the 2015 Fak’ugesi Residency watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0f7FZAemCc

To fill in an application form, visit: http://fakugesi.co.za/call-for-artists/

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