Skip to main content

Gasworks’ International Fellowships Programme offers UK-based artists the opportunity to undertake a residency at one of Gasworks’ partners abroad. This programme is funded by Arts Council England.

The Bag Factory is a not for profit organisation established in 1991 to provide studio space for visual artist. Initiated by Robert Loder and David Koloane 21 years ago, to bring together artists from different racial, cultural and educational backgrounds.

The selected artist is offered a supportive environment while working alongside other artists from a diversity of backgrounds. While in residence the artists exchange ideas, experiences, techniques and disciplines that make for greater levels of experimentation and new forms of professional creative expression.

The artist will be granted an opportunity to interact with local artists, to expand their network internationally and to experience a climate of cultural diversity. Working at the studios, they will get to know the permanent artists at the Bag Factory, the city of Johannesburg and an insight in to the art world in Johannesburg and South Africa.

The Fellowship Comprises
- Accommodation (room in a house with shared kitchen and bathroom)
- A temporary work space
- Basic living expenses 
- Materials budget 
- Economy return flights
- Local travel budget
- Public event/s as agreed with the host organisation, such as an Artist Talk or Open Studio
- Administrative and peer support is also provided for all participating artists 

(NB: travel insurance is not covered.)
Please note: students may apply however they should demonstrate they are practicing artists.

For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, please download the information in the Resources section below.

Application Form