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  • What do I need to be eligible for the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme?

The ideal fellow should have a bachelor’s degree or diploma in an art-related field or equivalent, knowledge of contemporary art and heritage from Africa and the diaspora; excellent writing skills; interest in an art-related career; two to three years of relevant work experience; proficiency in English; and be a citizen of an African country.

  • Do I need to have a background in art in order to apply for the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme?

Experience in contemporary art and heritage from Africa and the African Diaspora is essential.

  • What kind of work experience is required to apply for the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme?

Any form of arts, culture or heritage administration experience is great for this role. Additionally, if you have worked in a gallery or museum, or for a festival, biennale, art fair, auction house, heritage site, art publisher, cultural ministry, art fundraising, art marketing, art education or similar, you are well suited to apply.  

  • How old do I need to be to apply for the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme? Is there a cut-off age?

You should be at least older than 18 years of age and have completed a tertiary qualification at the Bachelor’s level. While our requirements do ask that fellows have a bachelor’s degree or diploma in contemporary art and heritage from Africa and the diaspora or an equivalent field of study, consideration will also be given to applicants who have prior recognition of learning or work experience in a related field as well as an interest in contemporary art and heritage.

  • Do I have to be a South African citizen to apply?

No, however, you must be a citizen of any one of the 55 African states.

  • I studied engineering but I have an interest in art and heritage. Can I still apply?

Preference will be given to those who have two to three years of work experience in the art or heritage fields.

  • Do I need to have a formal tertiary qualification in order to apply?

While our requirements do ask that fellows have a bachelor’s degree or diploma in contemporary art and heritage from Africa and the diaspora or an equivalent field of study, consideration will also be given to applicants who have prior recognition of learning or work experience in a related field as well as an interest in contemporary art and heritage.

  • I don’t live in Cape Town or South Africa. Can I still apply?

Yes. As long as you are a citizen of an African country, you are welcome to apply.

  • What does the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme entail?

The Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme is a 12-month study programme that involves on the job experience within the museum setting, facilitated by Zeitz MOCAA’s expert leadership and staff and underpinned by scholarship tailored to a Pan-African audience and presented by UWC’s Department of History and their Center for Humanities. Fellows will have the opportunity to work directly with those involved in curatorial, art education and institutional advancement. Fellows will also receive a BA Honours degree from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) on the successful completion of the programme.

  • What costs are included in the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme?

The Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme will cover the costs of tuition, accommodation, basic health insurance and a monthly stipend. Travel and visa costs are not included.

  • How many people will be accepted into the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme?

The Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme will be accepting five participants for the 2022 academic year.

  • How long is the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme?

The Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme will run for 12 months, from February 2022 to February 2023.

  • Are there any costs involved in applying? Do I have to pay to apply?

No, there are no costs involved to apply. Simply click here to access the application. Successful candidates must note that they will be required to pay for their own visa and travel costs to Cape Town.

  • Where can I apply?

To apply for the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme, visit zeitzmocaa.museum  and complete the online application form. Be sure to include all the relevant documentation.

  • When do applications for the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme close?

Applications for the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme close on 30 September 2021. No late applications will be accepted. Only the first 200 applications will be reviewed. 

  • When will applicants be informed if they are accepted to theZeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme?

Successful fellows will be contacted directly by the end of October 2021.

  • Can I participate in the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme virtually?

No, participants will be required to physically travel to and stay in Cape Town in order to participate in the Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme.