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We are thrilled to announce that applications for the third iteration of the ANNA Award are now open.

The aim of the award, which is sponsored by ANNA Pure Organic, South Africa’s first locally manufactured, environmentally friendly and organic feminine hygiene product range, is to discover, recognise and nurture a new generation of women-identifying artists from the African continent and the diaspora. 

For both ANNA and Latitudes, it is crucial that the ANNA Award is as inclusive as possible. As such, no formal art training is required in order to apply, there are no age restrictions for applicants, and the competition is open to women-identifying artists working in any medium.

Applications close on 28 June 2024. The ANNA Award winner will be announced Wednesday 14 August, in celebration of Women's Month.

Ts&Cs apply.

First Prize

R100 000 prize, a residency programme hosted by SAFFCA, an exhibition at Latitudes Centre for the Arts (LCA), a profile on Latitudes Online and a year’s supply of ANNA products. The winning artwork will be included in the ANNA Award Collection.

Special Prize

Twelve finalists will be presented to the Latitudes audience, who will be invited to vote for an Audience Award winner. This winning artist will receive a profile on Latitudes Online and a year’s supply of ANNA products.

About ANNA 

ANNA, South Africa’s first locally manufactured, environmentally friendly and organic menstrual product range is taking the lead in creating environmentally friendly sanitary products. The ANNA team believes that women who are conscious of their ecological footprint shouldn't have to compromise comfort in the process of lowering their environmental impact.

By providing environmentally conscious women with a real alternative to traditional plastic sanitary products, ANNA is empowering women to take ownership of, not only their own physical wellbeing, but the wellbeing of the environment, too.

As a cohesive, global consciousness about the environmental impact of disposable, single-use plastic products are becoming more evident, plastic-free products, such as the ANNA pure organic product range, are starting to take the frontline on the shelves of responsible retailers. The range currently consists of two ground-breaking organic products, ANNA Maxi Pads and ANNA  Liners.

Find ANNA Pure Organic Pads and Liners at the following stockists:

Ackermans. Checkers, DisChem, Faithful to Nature, Natural Options,  Pick ‘n Pay, and selected Spars.


The artist residency is the result of an exciting partnership between Latitudes, ANNA and Southern African Foundation For Contemporary Art (SAFFCA).

Residency information

Winning artists will be invited to one of five beautiful residency locations including, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, Sabi Sands in Mpumalanga, UNESCO World Heritage site Witklipfontein, The Entabeni Urban Farm in Knysna, Abbaye de la Cambre in Brussels and the Gallery MOMO Residency in Johannesburg. 

Please note: the location of the residency for the 2024 ANNA Award winner is subject to several considerations and will be a discussion at the time of the announcement. 

Residency offerings

Lion Sands x The MORE Family Collection Artist Residency

The MORE Family Collection in Partnership with SAFFCA has launched an artist residency program. Arising out of the earth and blending into the landscape, the award-winning Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in Sabi Sand, Mpumalanga, was inspired by its breath-taking natural surroundings. The design is both a reflection and an incorporation of the African bush, treading lightly and honoring the space it occupies on the banks of the Sabie River. The residency at the lodge serves as a gallery and studio, welcoming participants to live, work, and interact within this unique environment. Stays of up to six weeks allow individuals to draw unparalleled inspiration from the location and wildlife sightings, fostering the creation of new pieces while also providing a platform forshowcasing their work.

With the intention to promote South African art, in collaboration with SAFFCA, and nurture emerging talent, MORE Family Collection initiated the residency in 2021. The concept resonates with the desire among travellers worldwide for meaningful, immersive, and experiential experiences. Guests have the opportunity to engage with the talented residents, gaining insights into their creative processes and potentially acquiring original, collectible artwork.

“Historically, we have alwayssupported local artists,” explains MORE CEO Robert More. “Our aim with the Artist Residency is to provide them with a dedicated space to focus on their craft while connecting with an appreciative audience. For our guests, this offers an enriching and distinctive experience that enhances their stay at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge."


Witklipfontein stands as one of the original farms within The Vredefort Dome, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In 2013, the Huyberechts Family realised their dream of owning a farm in Africa, driven by a desire to reconnect with nature and the fundamental aspects of life. Since then, they have dedicated themselves to enhancing this natural haven, establishing a bountiful vegetable garden and constructing decent housing for the workers, serving as a prototype for future residency spaces.

Encompassing 215 hectares of diverse landscapes including plains, hills, a kloof, a spruit, and dams, the farm exudes breathtakingbeauty and tranquillity, evoking a profound sense of peace and well-being. The environment evolves harmoniously with the changing seasons, transitioning from the lush greenery of summer, occasionally refreshed by gentle rains, to the dry, golden hues of winter, marked by stark light and crisp temperatures.

The studio at Witklipfontein is equipped with an array of construction tools, easels, and trestle tables for artists' use. Creatives are encouraged to explore the farm's soil for natural pigments or clay work, with the option to craft homemade paints under Michael's expert guidance. A pottery kiln is conveniently situated at the manager's house.

The residency fosters a deliberate disconnection from the frenetic pace of the outside world, with no Wi-Fi provided within the residence. However, artists are welcome to utilise their own data in designated areas to maintain connectivity. Additionally, guests are invited to indulge in a refreshing swim at the main lodge when it is unoccupied.

In essence, Witklipfontein Residence offers artists a serene and inspirational setting, nurturing a profound connection with nature and facilitating a deep exploration of their creative endeavours.

Entabeni Urban Farm Residency

In pure Knysna spirit, we are igniting a passion in art.

Greg and Lizette Barnes are the inspiration behind the concept of Entabeni Urban Farm. In their own words: ‘Our second half-century of life marks the beginning of our legacy phase. Entabeni is our opportunity to give back, serve, and create joy, meaning and fulfilment for others. We are fortunate to combine our strengths, experience and passion and create something memorable, meaningful and lasting for future generations and the community embarking on this life adventure with us.

Uganda-born Benon Lutaayawas the first artist to experience life on Entabeni Farm. His sense of hope, opportunity and optimism still lingers around every corner of Hudson Manor. He taught us that nothing is ever wasted and that everything has a place in this world. Art is often-co-created with the environment. Many artists have created artworks influenced by experiencing the devastation, destruction and hope after the Kynsna fires of 2017.

We have had the pleasure of hosting Chris Soal, Barbara Schroeder, Chrisel Attewell, Minnette Vari, Pauline Gutter, Clement Garnung, Greatjoy Ndlovu, Luc Detot, Kinelwe Makoena, Helena Hugo, Nompumelelo Vuyiswa Tshabalala, Mbongeni Fakudze Eric Chabrely, Asemahle Ntlonti, Petra Schutte, Thando Salman, Mfundo Mthiyane, Bambolwami Sibiya, Ttayob Moosa, Kyra Pape and Arina van Der Merwe.

We’re a proud member of SAFFCA.

SAFFCA.EU in Brussels Residency

The aim of this residency is for the artist to use this time in a truly special location in Brussels to inter alia experiment, develop new ideas and/or techniques, venture in new avenues and engage in multicultural conversations through the art practice. Brussels is today the most cosmopolitan city in the world after Dubai and therefore an ideal place for the latter.

Art is and has been cherished in Brussels for a long time. As you probably know, Belgium is the country which has the biggest number of artcollectors per capita in the world.

SAFFCA.EUis located in Ixelles within walking distance of many amenities and is in the centre of a strong socio-economic diversity. Furthermore some 148 languages are spoken in Ixelles.

The fabulous and historic site of the Abbey is also in a way the tip end of the forest penetrating into the city. The Abbey developments started in 1201. The area was then outside Brussels like ‘Saint Germain des Prés’ was once outside Paris.

Your residency should be a rich time of inner exploration, and we, as a team, will help the artist in whatever way we can to assist you within our limits.

The artist will be able to develop her/his art practice in her/his own studio while having many multicultural conversations around the subject of “art-making” with the other artists working in our space at that time.

The studio space and accommodation are fully provided for at : 17 Abbaye de la Cambre,1050 Bruxelles

Gallery MOMO Residency

In an exciting development, SAFFCA is proud to announce its partnership with Gallery MOMO, as they delve into the residency program together set to launch this year 2023.

Residency@MOMO was established in 2006. The residency has two spacious work areas and can accommodate three individual artists at a time. It is primarily for visiting international artists and curators across any arts discipline, including visual and performing artists, writers, and filmmakers. The residency program was founded by its neighbouring gallery to enable work and social engagement between international and South African artists, as well as to encourage experimentation and exchange. Not all residencies result directly in exhibitions or events, though some manifestation of work is encouraged, with the emphasis being on the opportunity to live, work, and connect in Johannesburg. Residencies are non-prescriptive and process-based, allowing visiting artists to develop projects in response to their new environment, or to conduct research. The residency has a Utopian philosophy that provides a ‘big space’ for art and creation.

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