Earlier today we released Kgotlelelo B. Sekiti’s series The Three Balloons. The series exploring “the generational and ongoing traumas of Black bodies, the everyday experiences of queer Black bodies and Black body’s ability to embrace the gift of life through celebration portrayed by a balloon” was created by Kgotlelelo as the recipient of the Bubblegum Invites open call. Our new initiative thought up and established with the specific intent of supporting creative networks and communities by opening up access to our studio space and equipment; Bubblegum Invites is centred on an ethos of holding space for creative possibility through access and support — and with this, we announce our next Bubblegum Invites open call for stylists. Our country’s creative scene is a burgeoning sector of potential, however, ebbing structural and systemic conditions still have an impact on the present realities including which individuals have the economic by-in and access to make art, and thus turn their ideas into reality.
With 2021 ushering in our 5th birthday, we want to focus on supporting the individuals and creative communities who have made this milestone possible fo us, and Bubblegum Invites is one such initiative. From creative directors, to make-up artists, photographers, stylists and more — if you’ve got the sauce then we have the space! To apply please submit your bio, proposal and a call sheet TO THIS LINK! Successful applicants will be given support through:
Studio space (under supervision Sat or Sun April: 24, 25, 30 or May 1)
Godox fv200 lights
Sony A7 camera with lenses
2x Lapel Mics
Application Deadline: 19 April 2021
Selection Feedback: 21 April 2021