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GIPCA calls for proposals for 2012 fellowships


The University of Cape Town has issued a call for proposals for Creative Arts Fellowships, to be taken under the auspices of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA). This is the fourth year that the fellowships, made possible by a generous donation from Sir Donald Gordon, will be offered. GIPCA is an innovative institution at UCT promoting new interdisciplinary creative research in the disciplines of music, dance, fine art, drama, creative writing, film and new media, and in particular collaborations among disciplines.

Interdisciplinarity is a key theme of the institute, defined here as consisting of two or more disciplines, with at least one being a participating GIPCA department at UCT. Projects should be created specifically for development in our Institute.

Applications should be made by individuals who graduated with masters degrees or an equivalent in any discipline in the performing and creative arts. All applicants must be able to show currency in their fields. Fellows will work full-time in the departments of their choice (most likely the department from which they graduated) as well as with the Institute's various projects and be involved in the creative research life of university staff and students. Each year-long fellowship must culminate in a creative project of the fellow’s design. At least four fellowships are available of R120 000 each, and some provision will be made for material expenses where possible.

Application requirements:

* All applicants should submit a proposal, including details of their postgraduate degree, the project they wish to undertake, and the form in which they will realise it. The proposal must clearly indicate the interdisciplinary nature of the project.

* All applicants should indicate their proposed area of contribution to the host department. This requires some awareness of departments’ teaching, studio and postgraduate programmes.

* Three referees familiar with the applicant’s work should be asked to email referee reports directly to [email protected] before the due date.
* For publicity purposes, please include: an abstract of the proposal (max 250 words); a 1-2 page curriculum vitae including significant awards, publications, showings, educational background, and artistic profile; and one high-resolution head-shot.

* Short detailed budget.

* All projects must be completed and ready for public showing by 1 February 2013.

All applications should be emailed to [email protected]. Additional materials may be delivered to GIPCA Office, Hiddingh Hall, University of Cape Town Hiddingh Campus, 31 -37 Orange Street, Cape Town. Applications will be judged by a selection committee.

Deadline for applications: 28 September 2011.
Notification of results: 28 October 2011.
Fellowship starting date: 1 February 2012. Please note that dates apply to all applicants.
Further enquiries: Please email [email protected]