We have recently awarded four Artist Fellowships as part of the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp) – a research project at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), Wits University.
The Fellowship programme will allow us to establish new collaborations that support innovative and creative approaches to public engagement. The Artist Fellowship aims to support work that explores the role of art as public engagement, for promoting the role of research and new knowledge in supporting action on migration and health in Africa.
Using the artwork produced, we wish to engage with different publics through a range of creative engagement activities in order to place research into the broader cultural conversation and to promote the role of research and new knowledge in supporting action on migration and health in Southern Africa.
An interactive exhibition will take place in the first half of 2019. This will be accompanied by a publication that documents the artwork and reflects on the processes involved.