Donald Gordon creative awards on offer

28 September 2009

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) is asking for proposals for Creative Arts Awards. This is the second year these awards will be offered, following a donation from Sir Donald Gordon. GIPCA is an innovative institution at UCT promoting new interdisciplinary creative research in music, dance, fine art, drama, film and media, and creative writing; and in particular, collaborations among disciplines. Interdisciplinarity is a key theme of the institute, defined here as consisting of two or more disciplines. Projects should be created specifically for development in the institute.

Applications should be made by current UCT staff. While applications may be selected from any discipline (including sciences, social sciences, medicine, engineering, the humanities, law or commerce), GIPCA reminds applicants that the awards are designated for creative projects, with year-end outcomes realised in practice. For that reason, consultations or partnerships with GIPCA-affiliated departments may strengthen proposals. A total of R900 000 is available for disbursement, with the anticipation of funding four or more projects.

All projects must be completed and ready for public showing by 12 December 2010. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2009. For more, please contact Rob Baum on 021 480 7142.

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