2022 University of Cape Town Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) Curatorial Fellowship 

Deadline: July 10, 2022.

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) at the University of Cape Town invites applications for the 2022 Curatorial Fellowship.  Applicants should have an interest in Live Art and its development on the African continent.

The focus of the Fellowship will be the research and development of a website that will house the Live Art Network Africa (LANA). LANA is a network of African artists, researchers, academics, curators and writers practising and/or researching in the field of live art. LANA was launched at the ICA on 20 February 2018.

The Fellowship will entail research, dialogue with network partners, compiling databases and media leading towards an event that will comprise performances, panel discussions and keynote addresses as well as the launch of the website in February 2023. The Fellowship will provide the successful candidates with the opportunity to engage with the ICA’s network of African artists, work closely with Live Art archives at the ICA, work alongside the research, technical and production staff at the ICA, and be mentored by Professor Jay Pather.


Fellowship is open to artists and academics from all disciplines who meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a postgraduate qualification.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in curatorship.
  • Experience with archiving, desirable.
  • Experience with organisation/network building, advantageous.
  • Existing networks or relationships with artists in African countries.
  • Proficiency in both English and French will be advantageous.


The fellowship is worth R50 000.


Complete the webform by 23:59 (SAST) 10 July 2022.


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