Can You Commission These Artists? – ASAI


Ann Gollifer
Bongi Dhlomo-Mautloa
Celestino Mudaulane
Dathini Mzayiya
Donovan Ward
Faith 47
Henry Koombes
Jarrett Erasmus
Jeannette Unite
Jill Trappler
Jon Berndt
Joseph Madisia
Julia Hango
Kim Berman
Kristin NG Yang
Louise Almon
Madi Phala
Maimuna Adam
Mambakwedza Mutasa
Mandisa Buthelezi
Mandla Mabila
Manfred Zylla
Maurice Mbikayi
Muziwakhe Nhlabatsi
Nirveda Alleck
Nkoali Nawa
Omar Badsha
Patricia de Villiers
Patrick Bongoy
Saara Nekomba
Sonya Rademeyer
Sophie Peters
Thami Jali
Tracey Derrick
Velile Soha
Wonder Buhle
Xolile Mtakatya

All artists listed are featured on the ASAI website

Well-argued, critical and comprehensible analyses of specific issues or themes evident in specific works (or bodies of work) are needed.

Texts will be published online in Word View

Texts will also be considered for inclusion in a forthcoming series of books to be published by ASAI.

Texts should take the form of either essays or interviews (min 4,000 words).

Fees for texts are R6,000 (essays and interviews). Interviews conducted by email are acceptable, provided that authors do not simply compile written responses to one set of questions.

This project is supported by the National Arts Council (NAC).

How to Apply

Interested writers should email brief outlines of proposed essays or interviews to not later than 22 May 2020. Kindly indicate the process you will follow in writing the text. Commissioning commences end May, with full drafts due by 30 June.