Call for entries: The Suzanne Shaw Creative Awards

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Calling all aspirant curators … entries to the Suzanne Shaw Creative Awards are open!

FULCRUM SUZANNE SHAW CREATIVE AWARD
FULCRUM SUZANNE SHAW CREATIVE AWARD

The Suzanne Shaw Creative Awards programme was launched in 2017 to provide a platform for one talented curator to plan and stage an exhibition at a prominent venue in Johannesburg.

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FULCRUM / SUZANNE SHAWCREATIVE AWARD 2018

WHAT THE WINNER RECEIVES:

  • A monthly stipend
  • A budget towards the creation of new work for the exhibition
  • Mentorship from both The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios and BASA
  • A week-long exhibition toward the middle of 2018

WHAT YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE

  • Access to a computer, cell phone and the internet
  • The ability to get around the city
  • To commit 15 hours a week to the project
  • An interest in curatorship and some previous curatorial experience

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT (preferably by email):

  1. A proposal that meets the brief description of the kind of exhibition you would like to put on, that meets the concept of “seeing things differently” utilising the concept of the intersection where art meets industrial design
  2. A list of artists and designers who you would like to work with on this project
  3. A single A4-page typed motivation, including personal details and outlining reasons why you believe you deserve the award
  4. A detailed CV with at least two references

The mentorship and award take place between January and June 2018.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS 10 November 2017

Applications must be sent to applications@bagfactoryart.org.za. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The award was initiated and is sponsored by the Fulcrum Group, a company that specialises in lending, investment and management services in the insurance industry, in collaboration with The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios and Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).

Last year’s winner, Layla Leiman, held a highly successful show entitled Work:Play. Her exhibition showcased six up-and-coming South African artists and helped to establish Leiman as a proficient curator in her own right.

The award was created to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the late Suzanne Shaw, a devotee to the visual arts who had a special interest in the field of curatorship. Suzanne, who was a member of the Fulcrum team, died tragically just before her first exhibition as a curator.

It is our vision that this award contributes to the growth of South African arts and artists, and while doing so, serves to honour the life and passions of Suzanne Shaw.

 

The winner of the award will be announced in December 2017.

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