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Opportunity:The Donald Gordon Creative Arts Awards

The Donald Gordon Creative Arts Awards provide liberating funding to the imaginative projects of UCT staff in partnership with other academics and/or externally situated artists without limitations in discipline. These awards support new projects that engage with ideas of interdisciplinarity and innovation across academic units and communities. The year-long projects require collaboration in a theorised, critical process of discovery, preferably with creative artists in any discipline. Anticipating that the Awards will lead to a dynamic annual programme of events, GIPCA also funds the projects’ curation or production where possible.


The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) is proud to announce a call for applications for the 2012 Donald Gordon Creative Arts Awards
. These monetary awards are intended to assist UCT staff members from the Creative Arts Departments as well as the rest of the Humanities, Sciences and Professional Schools in presenting creative and interdisciplinary projects and programmes to the public and the University community.

The outcomes may be an exhibition, production, or series of public events and interventions.

GIPCA Projects are imbued with:

cutting edge research
new forms
new collaborations
a dialogue with urbanism
a dialogue with community
GIPCA will make several awards of up to R50 000.
Projects may be proposed for

GIPCA’s Live Art Festival 22 November – 2 December 2012 (performance art, installation, new media)
Or any other time before 30 June 2013.
Application deadline: 23 JULY 2012
Please send applications with the following to

Name, email address, telephone numbers, UCT Department
Concept proposal of no more that 1000 words
One page CV
Estimated timeline
For more information, contact the GIPCA office on or 021 480 7156.