Through its new mentorship programme, Orms Circle, Cape Town-based photography giant Orms will be at the head of a network of women and creatives who will empower, re-affirm and increase the visibility of female artists.
The programme will give one young female-identifying artist the platform to break into the art industry, by giving her access to facilities that will help create a body of work to be exhibited in collaboration with Orms in February 2020.
Curator and growing force in the art community, Anelisa Mangcu, will lead the a collective of creatives and industry professionals including Haneem Christian, Tyra Naidoo, Toby Orford and Savannah Feeke, who will mentor the selected artist in a variety of fields.
Orms Circle will provide the artist with not only a strong support system imparting a flow of industry insight, knowledge and guidance to everyone involved, but will also give them the opportunity to create and exhibit their first solo exhibition, hosted at FORM - Orms’ new creative space.
Orms Circle will also grant the artist the opportunity to create a body of work with the support of the mentors, as well as their first solo exhibition which will be hosted in the new Orms building and curated with the help of Anelisa Mangcu. This will include studio space, lighting and gear as well as printing and framing services, and other additional requirements. The criteria for entry include a portfolio submission and motivational essay by the interested artist, which will be used during the selection process.
In addition, the interested artist must already be actively pursuing a career in the arts through a photographic medium. Applications are open from today until the end of August 2019 and will be announced at an event to mark the launch of the mentorship programme beginning on September 2019.
For more information on Orms Circle and to apply for the programme, click here.