Artists in Residence Programmes

We host national & international artists in residence.

FATC hosts a variety of residency programs that provide immersive experiences for artists to connect, collaborate, and explore new practices. Located at our Ebhudlweni Arts Centre, we offer a tranquil rural setting connected to community.

We have facilitated residencies in two primary formats. The Artist In Residence Programme typically spans an average of five weeks and is open to supported artists, providing them with the necessary space to advance their artistic practice.

Additionally, we offer The Artist in Community (AIC) programme, which promotes collaboration between artists and communities. In this program, artists participate in shared projects with communities, using art as a tool to address pressing social issues. Simultaneously, communities have the opportunity to develop art skills through their involvement in the creative process. These programs serve as a platform for artists to refine their craft while actively engaging communities in creative explorations of significant social issues.

Keep an eye out for application calls on our social media and on our opportunities page on the website.
FATC will delineate the residency formats on offer at the Ebhudlweni Arts Centre, when a call is advertised. However, interested artists and institutions can contact us throughout the year for specialised residency formats to be co-developed. Visit our contacts page to reach us.

Local and International applicants are welcome to inquire. When accepted, artists will be required to pay a fee for their place on the residency. We welcome artists with a willingness to share their work through masterclasses and showcase outcomes where possible.

We offer customized residencies tailored to artists' preferences at FATC and the Ebhudlweni Arts Centre. Leveraging our broad South African dance industry network, we can:

1. Pair artists for collaborative projects.

2. Assist in the development and implementation of artist in residence workshops and masterclasses.

3. Arrange the support of skilled dance educators for specialized sessions.

4. Facilitate connections between artists & rural communities or community arts groups for creative exploration and research.

Choreography Residency

This option provides choreographers with the opportunity to create a dance work with FATC company members and/or performers sourced through FATC’s extensive South African Dance network.

Studio Rental

The Ebhudlweni Arts Centre studio(s) can be rented for periods of creative research, creation and/or rehearsals. Residency duration is subject to negotiation with the Ebhudlweni Arts Centre. This is an artist-driven residency format.

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