University of Cape Town invites applications for the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) Curatorial Fellowship in South Africa in 2022.

Applicants should have an interest in Live Art and its development on the African continent because the focus of the Fellowship will be the research and development of a website that will house the Live Art Network Africa (LANA).

The Fellowship will entail research, dialogue with network partners, compiling databases and media leading towards an event that will comprise performances, panel discussions and keynote addresses as well as the launch of the website in February 2023.


The Fellowship will provide the successful candidates with the opportunity to engage with the ICA’s network of African artists, work closely with Live Art archives at the ICA, work alongside the research, technical and production staff at the ICA, and be mentored by Professor Jay Pather.

Worth of Award

The fellowship is worth R50, 000.


It is open to artists and academics from all disciplines who meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a postgraduate qualification
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in curatorship.
  • Experience with archiving, desirable
  • Experience with organization/network building, advantageous
  • Existing networks or relationships with artists in African countries
  • Proficiency in both English and French will be advantageous

How to Apply

Complete the webform for the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) Curatorial Fellowship.

Deadline: Entries close by 23:59 (SAST) on July 10, 2022.


Click here for more details and to apply