Arts Research Africa (ARA) is a space where we can collectively explore and define Artistic Research in Africa.  This application and submission portal is unique to only three of the current ARA programs:

  • [...] Ellipses Journal for Creative Research 
  • ARA Post Graduate Bursary
  • ARA Staff Research Grant

About Arts Research Africa

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Arts Research Africa project in the Wits School of Arts consists of a range of activities, from artist residencies and seminars, to symposia, online publishing, bursaries and grants. The purpose of these activities is to spark dialogue, stimulate practice, enable research and inspire collective engagement in developing artistic research in the African university.  For more information, see


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