Inckubeko Yethu Open Call

The ARP – Art Residency Project announces an open call for entries for its upcoming exhibition for emerging artist:


Artists may consider topics such as, racial, economic, and gender inequality, immigration and citizenship, education, infrastructure, money, and politics.

Artworks will be selected for the exhibition that will be held on 25 March 2017 at the Tsoga Centre, Philippi, Cape Town.

Emerging artists between between 18 and 35 years of age.

Original works created within the last two years. We welcome artists working in all artistic disciplines: paintings, sculptures, drawings, graphic and print makings, mixed media, site specific installations, performances (live or in video), photographs and videos. The call is open to all artists living in South Africa.

Max 3 original works for entry. Video pieces are accepted but, due to technology constraints, several videos will play on the same TV during the exhibition. Please note that the organisers will not pay nor reimburse framing and transport costs as well as costs for materials, equipment, installation and live performances.


Online form (click here)

Start: 15 July 2016
Deadline: 31 December 2016extended to 20 February 2017

Each entry needs to include:

  • Artwork description (including weight and size);
  • Artwork photos (max 6 photos, 300 dpi);
  • Artist CV;
  • For Video: links to Youtube, Vimeo or similar;
  • For the performing live: storyboard and video link.

The panel of judges includes:
Kay Hassan, Artist
Andile Dyalvane, Artist, Imiso Ceramics Distinctive Clay Art
Tim Leibbrandt, Journalist
Rachel Jafta, Chairperson of Media24 and Cape Town Carnival Trust
Emma Vandermerwe, Curator, Everard Read/CIRCA Gallery
Alessandra Atti Di Sarro, Director ARP, Centro Luigi Di Sarro, Roma
Andrea Couvert, Designer, Rainbow Media Team

The jury will select a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 artworks for the exhibition and will select the winning entry. The jury’s decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

PRIZE – R 9000
The prize is financed by the Consulate of Italy in Cape Town, and it will be personally awarded by the Consul, Alfonso Tagliaferri.

All artworks selected for the exhibition will be included in a catalogue, and will be featured in a video documentary.

6 thoughts on “Inckubeko Yethu Open Call

  • August 5, 2016 at 11:34 am

    To whom it may concern.
    I hope this message finds you well? My name is Isabel Mertz and I would like to enter the competition but I am not sure what form needs to be filled in or to what email i should reply?

    Looking forward to your reply


  • December 4, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Good day

    Are we allowed to enter work that has previously been exhibited?

    Kind Regards

    Nonkululeko Chabalala

    • December 5, 2016 at 6:27 am

      Dear Nonkululeko
      Yes you are allowed to enter with previously work, exhibited or not, the only limit is that the work need to be created within the last two years.

      Have a Nice Day
      Andrea Couvert

  • December 23, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Is this only open to individual artists? Are collectives eligibleto enter?

    • December 24, 2016 at 9:39 am

      Dear Donovan, yes, you can apply as a collective. You need to fill the form with your name and contact as a representative for the collective and on the Artist bio (max 1000 characters) you write the Bio about the Collective and you need to choose what are the artworks that represent the collective.

      Have a nice day


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