The Bag Factory
The Bag Factory residency programme is related to the work of the Triangle Arts Trust, an international network of artists' collectives, residencies and workshop programmes. As with the Triangle Arts Trust initiatives, artists are encouraged to develop their practice in a climate of cultural diversity. This focus motivates artists to make a creative and innovative contribution to the cultural development of the communities in which they live and work. The residency programme enables artists to spend time working in Johannesburg. Apart from producing their own work, visiting artists engage with the local artists resident at the Bag Factory. At the end of their period of residency, they hold open studios and a public exhibition. The Bag Factory offers two kinds of residencies:
1) AIR residencies for artists who have secured their own funding. Expressions of interest are accepted throughout the year although it is recommended to make enquiries about available dates a year in advance.
2) VAP (Visiting Artists Programme) which offers support to artists through funding grants as and when these become available. Please note that speculative applications to the VAP programme are not accepted. It is possible to join the Bag Factory mailing list if one would like to be updated on residency opportunities.