Open Call For Iranian and South African Artists

Exchange Program (Iran – South Africa) 
1-28 February, 2018 – Tehran
1-31 May, 2018 – Johannesburg

Application Deadline
December 15, 2017

Bag Factory and Kooshk Residency present a new exchange program between Tehran and Johannesburg for two South African and two Iranian visual artists. This exchange program exists out of two parts. The first part is held from 1-28 February, 2018 in Tehran.

In this one month, the South African artists have the opportunity to work in Tehran, Iran and collaborate with the Iranian artists. The space will be open to a local public of artists, students, and art critics. The program will end with a presentation and a panel discussion.

The second part will be held from 1-31 May, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The same South African and Iranian artists will participate in the second part. There will be a presentation and a panel discussion at the end as well.

The application is open for visual artists from South Africa and Iran, interested in site-specific practices and the socio-cultural context of South Africa and Iran. Applicants have to be interested in exchanging ideas and consider the participation in both parts of the projects. Applicants will be evaluated by a committee of the organizers mentioned above and will be informed by e-mail.

For the Iranian artists, accommodation and studio space for period of one month in Johannesburg will be provided by Bag Factory.  Program for South African artists includes: accommodation (a room to share for two people) and studio space for period of their stay in Tehran that will be provided by Kooshk Residency. All the expenses for airfare, insurance, medical coverage for the duration of the program, any visa fee and the living expenses such as travel and food will be by the artist himself.

How to apply
Artists can apply by filling the online form at Hardcopy and email submissions are not accepted.
Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.
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