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CALL OUT: residensvistelse i Sydafrika för svensk poet

Postad den: 12 januari, 2022
Av: SG

Göteborgs Litteraturhus partners with Hear My Voice to host a Swedish poet in South Africa.

South African non-profit organisation Hear My Voice, in partnership with Swedish organisation Göteborgs Litteraturhus (Gothenburg House of Literature), invites Swedish poets to apply for a two-week writing residency taking place in South Africa between 10 and 24 March 2022.

The opportunity will provide a Swedish poet with an all-expenses-paid trip to South Africa to perform, share work, engage in conversations, facilitate workshops and develop work relating to the impact of writing, poetry and cross-cultural exchanges. The selected applicant will receive financial support towards flights, accommodation, stipends and other travel-related costs, as well as an engagement fee for a public engagement arranged during the residency. The residency takes place in Tshwane and Johannesburg.

Applicants are expected to submit their concrete idea for a project they want to include as part of the residency and work on during their time in South Africa. Additionally, submissions will have to include a context-related motivation, as well as a convincing professional track record.

Interested applicants may apply here : www.hearmyvoice.co.za/submissions. The deadline for applications is 30 th January 2022. The outcomes of the selection process will be announced by the 13 th of February 2022.

This residency is made possible through part funding from the department of Sport, Arts and Culture and the Swedish Arts Council.

For any questions relating to the residency, please contact: MoAfrika Wa Mokgathi: moafrika@hearmyvoice.co.za or Sofia Gräsberg: sofia.grasberg@goteborgslitteraturhus.se

HEAR MY VOICE is a non-profit organisation based in Tshwane, South Africa. Their focus is  developing spoken word artists and creating open and uncensored platforms for self- expression through spoken word poetry. The organisation achieve this through organising local and international exchange programs, workshops, live spoken word shows, open mics and other literature programs for schools, private companies, government, libraries, festivals and other cultural institutions. Read more here.