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Honours in Curatorship: Call for applications

Applications are once again open for the Honours in Curatorship programme offered by Michaelis School of Fine Art’s Centre for Curating the Archive in close collaboration with Iziko Museums of South Africa. The programme offers courses in the theory and practice of curatorship, developing in students a sophisticated awareness of the practicalities, politics and poetics of working with collections of many kinds.

PAN!C Website Launch and Unchartered Territories Symposium

The launch party for the PAN!C website will be held in Bulawayo on 4 September!

Professional Practice in the Visual Arts Seminar

8th -9th September 2014, In partnership with Lizamore and Associates, R1500. Only 7 places left! Book today and put your career on a roll!

The Morland Scholarship for African Writers 2015

Applications are now open the Morland Scholarship for Writers for 2015. Three scholarships of £18,000 (US $30,000) each will be awarded to writers who were born in Africa or whose parents were born in Africa. The 2014 scholarship attracted over 350 applications.

Apprenticeship opportunities at the Spier Arts Academy

Cape Town - The Spier Arts Academy, which offers employment-based training in professional mosaic and ceramics, is recruiting apprentices for its 2015 intake. This one-of-a-kind programme is geared towards equipping apprentices with the necessary skills, work experiences and industry connections to run their own creative enterprises after graduation.

'Translations' Emergent Art Space Call for Art

Emergent Art Space invites students and emerging artists to participate in an international exhibition series on the theme: ‘TRANSLATIONS’

The Creative Exchange: Open Call for Proposals

The Creative exchange is a student-led conference hosted by students of the Wits School of Arts. The conference works towards creating a platform for an interdisciplinary discussion of conceptual and intellectual positions that perhaps may not necessarily have a place in the academic institution.

Western Cape Government Public Art Competition

Calling all artists! Submit your best piece and showcase it in Cape Town. To mark the 20 year anniversary of living in a free and democratic South Africa, the Western Cape Government (WCG) is launching a competition for an exceptional, permanent artwork. Portraits do not qualify and will not be accepted.

Internships at ART south AFRICA

Two positions are available for a 3 month unpaid internship at Art South Africa's Cape Town office.


The KZNSA is seeking to employ a Shop Assistant to work in the shop

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