Emthonjeni Arts

Eastern Cape, Hamburg

EMTHONJENI ARTS is an artists residency project located in Hamburg, at the mouth of the Keiskamma River in the Eastern Cape. The project will offer a range of opportunities for international, national and more local artists – whether individuals or small groups – to spend time in this exceptional location. Artists will be able to enjoy solitude or the opportunity to connect to the local community, Xhosa culture more widely, or other residents whilst maintaining connection digitally via fast broadband. The residency will also be particularly suited for intensive small arts groups and companies' training and development programmes within the arts and culture field. Emthonjeni is an isiXhosa word derived from the word umthombo, meaning a ‘well’ or a ‘source’. It is the Xhosa name for the town of Hamburg and carries the meaning “by the well”.

The development of an initial programme will occur during the course of 2013.

Amathole District Municipality
Eastern Cape

P.O.Box 500, East London, 5200

P: +27 (0) 43 7212070
E: emthonjeniarts@aspire.org.za

international exchange residency contemporary design/craft studio/work space eastern cape