Sylt Quelle Cultural Award for Southern Africa 2010

How do Southern African writers, artists, choreographers, musicians and theatre-makers see their art in the context of the society they live in? What are the fundamental issues of their countries, and what ideas do they have for solving them.

In 2008 the foundation kunst:raum sylt quelle, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut South Africa, launched the first Sylt Quelle Cultural Award for Southern Africa. The competition, which is open to artists of all disciplines from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland, privileges projects that link culture and society, creating a context in which culture will have an impact on social structures and attitudes.

The winner of this award will receive an award of 10,000 Euros, which must be used to finance the proposed project. Selections will be made by an independent jury of art professionals. The realised project/projects will be presented at the Goethe-Institut South Africa, or associated venue, the kunst:raum sylt quelle in Germany, and other locations.

Applications may be sent to the Goethe-Institut South Africa in Johannesburg and must include the following:

- A short Curriculum Vitae and description of your career as an artist -
  no longer than one page
- A detailed description of your project - no longer than three pages
- A binding budget plan
- Examples of previous work

To simplify the selection process, all applications need to be by email or CD. Other forms of documentation will not be considered. Application material will not be returned. All decisions made by the jury are final, reasons for the jury's decision will not be disclosed, nor will any exchange regarding this decision be entered into. The Sylt Quelle Culture Award for South Africa and its initiators, the foundation kunst:raum sylt quelle and the Goethe-Institut South Africa have to be mentioned in all material relatet to project. Copyright remains with the artists.

Deadline: 1 October 2010
Goethe-Institut South Africa
119 Jan Smuts Ave - Parkwood 2193 - South Afrika

Award 2010 (pdf)

Sylt Quelle Cultural Award for Southern Afrika 2009
Panaibra G. Candas

Sylt Quelle Cultural Award for Southern Africa 2008
Ismail Farouk

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