Goethe-Institut grant applications open for artistes

Busi Nyandeni

The Goethe-Institut SA has opened applications for its Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) grant.

  The grant caters for visual arts, performing arts, film, music and more. Applications for the 2021 grants are now open, and close on 17 August 2020. 

  The Goethe-Institut launched the Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) grant in 2016, a project space support programme for work realised in any part of South Africa; ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; in any discipline including visual art, performing arts, film, music or combinations of those. 

  GPS project co-ordinator Samantha Modisenyane said the purpose is to support artistic projects developed, created and managed by arts professionals in partnership with community spaces within South Africa. 

  “GPS awards R60 000 to six successful applicants, selected by a jury consisting of previous GPS grant recipients and other arts professionals working successfully in the local arts industry. The criteria for projects that should apply are outlined on the GPS page on the Goethe-Institut South Africa website. People interested in applying should read the information carefully, study projects that were previously funded and apply that to their applications and proposals. At the end of the day, the jury decides and selects projects with a great artistic concept; the connection between the art, space and community where the project happens, and great project management are always considered,” Modisenyane said. 

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