Second call for local artists

Oliewenhuis Kunsmuseum stel die boek "Simbamangu" bekend FOTO: FILE

Local artists have a second opportunity to apply for the Oliewnhuis Art Museum Public Arts Programme. This is in partnership with the Office of the Presidency and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture in order to recruit young people involved in creative arts.

The programme seeks to popularize national symbols to create national pride about these transformative elements through a dedicated public programme. This according to a statement by Oliewenhuis. The programme consists of art murals, performance public art and multimedia expressions.

The programme also seeks to encourage young people to be active participants in community development and nation-building initiatives of government. The successful applicants will be required to fulfil several functions, while participating in the programme, including creating public arts project activities that deal with themes of national symbols, GBV and Covid-19 prevention awareness in selected communities, among others.

The following compulsory requirements will be used to select suitable candidates:

  • Free State resident
  • Candidate must have minimum Grade 11
  • Candidate must have skills, qualifications and/or experience in visual arts, culture and heritage
  • Candidate must be in the category of out-of-school youth and not employed
  • Candidate must be citizen of South Africa and a young person (i.e. between the ages of 18 and 35 years)
  • Candidate must be a self-initiator, pro-active and have fair facilitation and presentation skills
  • Candidate must be able to communicate in English and have good local language proficiency
  • Candidate must have strong community background and be willing to work within nominated communities

Young people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and a monthly stipend and work orientation sessions will be provided.

Forward the following to the Public Arts Programme at

1)  Application form (as attached)

2)  A summarised copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

3)  Certified copies of your qualifications

4)  Images of five of your artworks in JPEG, and/or A4 size paper in colour

5)  Certified copy of ID

6)  SARS Income Tax notice of registration

7)  Stamped proof of bank account details

Hard copies, clearly marked Public Art Programme, can be delivered to Oliewenhuis Art Museum, 16 Harry Smith Street, Waverley, Bloemfontein during office hours.

Closing date is Tuesday, 8 December 2020.

Nomaqhawe Mtebele