Call for Applications
Local artists

Call for applications - Partially Funded Local Artists Residency

August House is the largest studio space in South Africa. It was founded in 2016 by a group of artists who wanted to start an authentic and expansive artist community.Since then it has grown from strength to strength, with it currently supporting over 40 artists. The space is located at 76 End Street, Doornfontein, on the edge of Johannesburg’s CDB. Johannesburg is considered one of the Art Capitals of the world and plays host to many galleries, museums, studio spaces and two art fairs. The CDB also contains large networks of artists. It is an inspiring and vibrant place that really taps into the Continents creativity.

August House offers 3 local and partially funded residencies a year for visual artists. These residencies are offered to artists who are able to co-finance the residency through either their own funds or funding that they have applied for. The minimum length of the residency is 3 months and the cost of the programme is R3500 a month.

The programme offers the artist:
• A 28sqm studio space located on 2nd Floor of August House
• Parking within the building
• Electricity and water included
• Free, uncapped internet
• Access to any events that are taking place at August House at the time of your stay.
• Facilitation of your stay while you are in the City
• A small networking event for yourself and the artists of August House

The artist is expected to cover all other expenses including materials.

You may apply to this programme at any time, but please be advised that our selection committee only meets quarterly and as such, we suggest that you apply no less than 3 months in advance of your intended visit.

The programme blocks are as follow:
Quarter 1: September to November
Quarter 2: December to February
Quarter 3: February to End May
Quarter 4: June to August