The traumatic social history and its transformation, as well as South Africa’s remarkable diversity of culture and landscape, becomes a platform for creative engagement. BOJANALE INCUBATOR offers residency to international and local artists, providing insight and access to the region’s extraordinary cultural and environmental heritage. Artists are asked to bring their work and energy to this platform and into the region of Bojanale. The program has no predilection for dogma or style or mission, emphasizing work that is positive, relevant, and challenging. BOJANALE INCUBATOR is a Creative Residency established by Elsabé Dixon, Multidisciplinary Sculptor, Curator and Art critic who lives and works just outside of Washington DC, but who travels to South Africa on a yearly basis to reconnect with her country of origin. The organization was founded in 2016, and is based on a working Family farm, on highway 40 between Johannesburg the Botswana border in South Africa.
ARTIST WORKS AND ACTIVITIES
Artists have no fixed work imperative but are required to leave an artwork for the BOJANALA INCUBATOR’s collection and sculpture works can be site specific. Artists will also participate in building the archival records of the residency.
Artists are exposed to, and are encouraged to exchange ideas with, local artists, scientists, institutions and communities. Collaboration and establishing mutual networks, is encouraged.
BOJANALA INCUBATOR’s reach into local life provides meaningful contact across all cultures and stimulates engagement with museums, galleries, institutions and academia.
BOJANALA INCUBATOR collaborates with local academic institutions, galleries and museums, galleries and engages with local curators and artists.
Duration of residencies
2 - 4 weeks/Number of artist’s resident at one time: 6
OPEN CALL for the month of March 2018: Contact BOJANALEINCUBATOR@gmail.com