RAP UP: News from the Regional Arts Programme
Regional Arts Programme
Through our network of Regional Mobility Partners in the SADC region and partnership with the SDC we facilitate creative connections, collaborations, sharing and circulating of new work across national borders through ANT Mobility Grants. These are some of the recent projects and recipients supported by the Regional Arts Programme.
Artist-led week-long professional practice workshops continue at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe at the beginning of June.
João Roxo (Maputo) and Russel Hlongwane (Durban) are on a research residency between Maputo, Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town for their joint project thirdspace, a repository and platform concerned with speculative production from the realms of design, aesthetics and theory.
South African researcher and writer Stacy Hardy and Angolan musician, composer and designer of innovative musical instruments, Victor Gama collaborate on a multi-media publication and series of performances exploring “The Vela Incident,” an controversial secret nuclear test undertaken by the apartheid government, Israel and the USA in Antarctica in 1979.
Mozambican jazz saxophonist, Moreira Chonguiça, gave a special performance in Cape Town for Africa Day together with fellow Mozambicans Helder Gonzaga on bass and Edna Jaime, who interpreting Moreira’s music through dance.
Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi (Harare) and Moisés Mafuiane AKA Butcheca (Maputo) will spend six weeks at Nafasi Art Space on a studio residency. During this time they will each develop new work as well as collaborate and engage with the artist community in Dar es Salaam.
Savanna Trust is hosting the 3rd edition of the Southern Africa Theatre Camp (SATC) in Harare, Zimbabwe in June 2019. The aim of the SATC is to equip mid-career theatre practitioners with advanced skills in theatre making and arts management. In July 2019, Savanna Trust will be taking the theatre production Ukama to the National Arts Festival in Makhanda (Grahamstown).
The Grow to Share exchange programme aims to provide a context for arts organisations within the SADC region to share skills and knowledge and explore opportunities to develop networks and collaborations. In this series of exchanges, Modzi Arts will exchange with Waza Art Centre and Nafasi Art Space.