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Orms is celebrating Women’s Month by empowering the next generation of women in arts with new mentorship programme

Cape Town photography giant, Orms, is celebrating the next generation of women in arts through its new mentorship programme – Orms Circle.

Orms strongly believes that belonging to a network of women can be a re-affirming and powerful form of increasing visibility for women artists.

The programme will give one young female-identifying artist the platform to break into the art industry, by giving them access to facilities to help them create a body of work to be exhibited in collaboration with Orms in February 2020.

Spearheaded by Anelisa Mangcu – a curator and growing force in the art community – Orms Circle is 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 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.

In addition, the interested artist must already be actively pursuing a career in the arts through a photographic medium.

Submissions are open from today until 13 September 2019 and the winner will be announced at an event to mark the launch of the mentorship programme beginning on September 2019.