Bubblegum Artist Residency | Open Call no. 5 - Bubblegum Club

Bubblegum Artist Residency | Open Call no. 5

Bubblegum Residency is a studio and production based programme established by the founders of Bubblegum Club with a mission to support, platform and develop the careers of emerging artists through opportunities to create and sell work. Since the inaugural opening of both our Residency programme and Gallery space with our first resident, Muofhe Manavhela, and her show 12 seconds — exploring self-authored (re)presentations of Self-fabrication by Black femmes in their intimate worlds — our commitment to supporting our local art scene, and the young individuals creating and dreaming within it, has only strengthened.

With this said, we’re amped to announce the open call for our 5th residency programme which will take place during the month of September 2021. Whether your practice finds articulation through the form of painting, drawing, sculpture or textile art — you name it — we are interested. The month long residency programme will take place at the Bubblegum Gallery — with on-site studio space for the selected artist — and is purely production based. Therefore, artists who submit developed ideas with a thorough production plan will stand a greater chance of selection. 

The selected artist will receive a studio space to work from, curatorial support along with press and marketing support, and a stipend totalling R5000 for the production and exhibiting of their work at the Bubblegum Gallery in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Although located in Joburg, applications are also open to artists who live outside of the city. However, these individuals will be responsible for their own transport to and from the city, as well as for their own accommodation and living expenses while in Joburg.

Application Deadline: Friday 27 August 2021