Call for emerging visual artists to join programme

Lakin Morgan-Baatjies

The MTN SA Foundation and UJ Art Gallery have called emerging visual artists to apply for the Emerging Artists Development Programme 2020.

 Due to the ramifications of Covid-19, the offering for 2020 is an online documentary with focus on MTN’s The Blind Alphabet – Letter B: Barbery to Bigeminate and artist, Willem Boshoff, as well as selected artworks derived from an Emerging Artists Development Programme.

 Artwork submissions can be related to the themes dealt with in Willem Boshoff’s The Blind Alphabet – Letter B:Barbery to Bigeminate or can be a response to or in conversation with the body of work. Artworks that encourage innovative and creative ways of looking at and approaching multi-disciplinary online exhibitions and the current lockdown situation will also be considered.

 Ten submissions will be selected and incorporated into The Blind Alphabet – Letter B: Barbery to Bigeminateonline exhibition, with nine of these emerging artists receiving a stipend of R3 000 to further their careers. The most deserving artist will receive R30 000. The closing date for applications is 28 September.

 These works must also be made available for an exhibition at the UJ Art Gallery towards the end of 2021.

 The partnership between MTN & UJ is supported by the Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Supporting Grant.

 For more information on the The Blind Alphabet – Letter B: Barbery to Bigeminate refer to and

Download the entry form on  For more information, contact Mia van Schalkwyk on

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