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Goethe-Institut is accepting applications for LAPA Project and Residency Space 2023.
In order to broaden the continental network and provide the required travel and connections, the open call is extended to Africa in 2023. The residence considers emerging pan-Africanism and African nations by imagining borderless forms of being. Beyond language, this is supported by speaking through visual, acoustic, digital, and other forms.

About LAPA
LAPA is located in the Breezeblock building in the Johannesburg neighborhood of Brixton. It serves as a hub for cooperation, experimentation, and the development of new artistic practice pathways. The LAPA Project connects with communities and inquires about the possibilities that living together could foster. The residency takes on the meaning of the name “LAPA Project,” becoming a location where people may gather to discuss topics of place, family, and home.

 

About the Residency
Each artist spends time at LAPA Project in a self-managed research process, the resident artists will be provided with accommodation, working space, and Innovativea modest stipend for living, travel, and production expenses. They will work alongside other artists and professionals to develop their research.

Recognizing that great things occur in pairs and more can be accomplished when we collaborate as a team, LAPA Project welcomes artistic duos to reopen the space for Season III. Only experimenting can construct theories of reality, according to Simon Njami in Dakar Biennale: A New Humanity (2018), hence LAPA Project emphasizes experimentation over medium and process over output.

As a process-based residence for creative study, artists are given the freedom to choose their approach and schedule in response to the needs of their investigation. By providing a warm welcome, a working space, a helpful discussion schedule, and connections to other creative professionals, LAPA Project pledges to enable this. An organizer and mentors who will provide resources and provide time for reflection and constructive criticism will support the residents.

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Benefits

  • 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.

Outcomes
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 kinds of translatable programme for audiences. They should consider research material as the embers of future work, and consider a plan of documenting and tracing their research while at the LAPA Project.

LAPA Project 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.

Eligibility

  • LAPA Project 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 seeks 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, and context.

 

Application Process for LAPA Project

  • Artists working together, in tandem, and in pairs or collectives are
    welcome to submit a joint research application. LAPA encourages
    applications that are collaborative, communal, public-facing, or
    deal in public space.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit a proposal that addresses
    their current explorations, and obsessions. Proposals should
    clearly state the main focus, aims, and the socio-economic,
    nature-cultural, and political context in which they are based. Your
    proposal may contain the sprouts or fossils for future projects
    and generations while providing things we are yet to know and
    understand.
  • All applications will be reviewed based on their connection
    with contemporary challenges, the depth of investigation, and
    the connection to LAPA as a many-meaning word. Preference will be
    given to proposals that demonstrate forward-thinking criticality,
    situatedness, and a distinctive research theme and methodology.
  • As the name LAPA reflects the residency’s manifesto, the core
    principles relate to neighborliness, conviviality, community,
    healing, environment, and home. Artists are encouraged to
    critically engage with ideas and metaphors of community through
    their work and time at LAPA. The artist should consider their
    trace and impact on the community of LAPA and Brixton.
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Requirement

• An outline/proposal of the intended research and project
work. Please make sure to incorporate your other systems
of reference, schools of critical thought and transdisciplinary
practices, and non-academic references, as well as different
forms of engagement and co-creation that influence the work so
we can see your approach and thinking (max 800 words)

• For us to better understand your use of residency time,
please provide a work plan or outline with a distinctive research
method, process, and documentation plan. This should include
an outline of what form your presentation will take, this will be
developed and confirmed with the LAPA Project team after arrival (max
700 words)

• A portfolio of prior and existing work for both artists which
relate to the proposal/work plan, including a biography of each
individual or as a pair/collective (Max 4 pages)

• One-page CV

• A video introducing yourselves and your work (max 3
minutes)

• The programme is run in English but applicants are welcome
to develop and present bi-lingual/multi-lingual approaches.

 

Submission

  • Applications should be submitted by midnight SAST, Wednesday,
    31 May 2023 through the LAPA Project Google form.
  • If you have any questions or need clarity, please email Tammy.
    langtry.extern@ goethe.de before 15 May 2023. Please note the
    deadline, as late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  • All applicants will receive a response by 30 June 2023.
  • The artistic duo selected will be contacted timeously in order
    to best prepare for their residency period. Artists will receive a
    letter of invitation and itinerary and will be expected to apply in
    advance for VISA’s in order to secure all travel arrangements.
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Funding information

  • 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.

 

Overview
Types of opportunity: Funding
Deadline: 31 May 2023
Worth: 6000 ZAR Monthly
Open to: Artist
Location: Brixton, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Organizer: Goethe-Institute
Country: Africa

Inquiry
For Testimonial click LAPA Project testimonial
For questions contact them at Info-Johannesburg@goethe.de
For more information Visit LAPA Project 

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