CALL TO ARTISTS – APPLY TO CREATE ART

PESP3 ART CREATING PROGRAMME (ARTBANKSA)

Apply to create art for a period of two (2) months under the PESP3 2022/2023 Art Creating ProgrammeIndividuals.

BACKGROUND

The Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP3) is a government initiative supported by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, implemented by the National Museum, and coordinated by the Art Bank of South Africa, with the aim to reactivate the sector into the right path of the Economic Recovery and Reconstruction Plan (ERRP) post the COVID-19 pandemic.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

This program will employ visual artists to each create art works for the National Museum. Once an artist is selected for the programme, the artwork(s) created will belong to the National Museum after payment of the tranches.

Created works will be submitted to the ArtbankSA Acquisitions Committee to be considered for inclusion in the ArtbankSA Contemporary Visual Art Collection.

ELIGIBILITY CATORIES

Artists to participate in the programmes will be categorized into three categories:

Category A Qualification guide:

  • Artists who have had less than 2 solo exhibitions at an art gallery/art museum.
  • Artists that have participated in less than 10 group exhibitions at reputable galleries/institution. This includes participating as an art competition finalist.

Category A: R5 700 (for a maximum period of two months)

Category B Qualification guide:

  • Postgraduates’ artists and/ or artists with at least 10 years’ experience as a productive studio artist can enter this category.
  • Artists who have had 2 or more solo exhibitions at an art gallery/art museum involving more than 10 works.
  • Artists that have participated in between 10 and 20 group exhibitions at reputable galleries/institution. This includes participating as an art competition finalist.
  • Having received a significant national or international award will be advantageous to qualify for this category.

Category B: R7 500 (for a maximum period of two months)

Category C Qualification guide:

  • Postgraduate artists and/ or artists with more than 15 years’ experience as a productive studio artist can enter this category.
  • Artists who have had at least 5 or more solo exhibitions at an art gallery/ art museum involving more than 10 works.
  • Artists that have participated in more than 20 group exhibitions, nationally and internationally. This includes participating as an art competition finalist.
  • Having received a significant national or international award will be advantageous to qualify for this category

Category C: R10 000 (for a maximum period of two months)

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

  • A completed application form is required. Submission forms can be found on the Art Bank of South Africa website www.artbanksa.org
  • Submit a CV (maximum 2 pages), please indicate which province and district you live and work in and exhibitions you have participated in (if any)
  • Must include an artist statement and brief profile
  • Certified ID copy
  • Account details confirmed by a stamped bank letter
  • Be willing to enter into a written Agreement.
  • Applicants must be registered on the Central Supplier Database (must have a MAAA number) and be SARS tax compliant.

The decision of the Council of the National Museum is final.

Nonadherence to the above criteria will result in the application being disqualified.

Closing Date:

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Friday, 27 January 2023. All completed applications must be emailed to submissions@artbanksa.org and info@artbanksa.org.

Queries must be submitted in writing to info@artbanksa.org.

Download application forms HERE