Application deadline: 16 January 2024

OPPORTUNITY- LGBTQIA+ Artist Studio Exchange 2024

The META foundation & August House is putting out a call for applications for a year long studio exchange for the LGBTQIA+ community. The studio exchange will run  01 February 2024  – 31 January 2025 and will provide the successful artist with a studio space for 12 months as well as access to any activities or events that take place at August House. The application process will run until midnight 16 January 2024. Applications will be assessed by a body of visual arts industry professionals and ONLY the successful applicant will be contacted.


Award requirements – The artist must:

  • be a LGBTQIA+ artist
  • have only been practising for 5 years or less
  • be based in Johannesburg or able to travel to Johannesburg. Please be advised that no accommodation will be provided during the residency period. Should the artist decide to travel, they need to be aware that no funding will be provided for travel, accommodation or living expenses.
  • The artist will be asked to cover the nominal costs of water, electricity, refuse and utilities during their stay.
  • The artist will be asked to make a donation of an artwork(s) to the value of R15 000.


Please note that the residency does not provide funding for:

  • transport funding
  • living expenses
  • medical expenses or travel insurance
  • material costs


The residency does provide:

  • a studio within August House (located at 76 End Street, Doornfontein) for 12 months
  • a parking space within August House
  • uncapped internet
  • support from the META foundation team

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