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Project Anywhere Open Call

Project Anywhere is an expanded exhibition model encompassing the entire globe (and beyond) in which the role of curator is replaced with the type of peer review model typically endorsed by a refereed journal. Emphasizing research undertaken outside conventional exhibition contexts, Project Anywhere is dedicated to the promotion of art at the outermost limits of location-specificity.

Creative Industry Co-Working Space, Cape Town

Art South Africa Magazine in Cape Town is looking for small companies or freelancers in the creative industry to join us in a dynamic co- working space.


The PAN!C project has been expanded this year, into quarterly programs that will take place both in Johannesburg and Lubumbashi. We would like to invite you to join us for a panel discussion on the 25th of April 2014.

Johnny Clegg Scholarship

Johnny Clegg and the Henley Business School are offering a scholarship in the business school’s recently launched MBA in the Music & Creative Industries.

International Fund for Cultural Diversity

The purpose of the IFCD is to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing and least-developed countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The IFCD supports projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily by facilitating the introduction of new cultural policies and cultural industries, or strengthening existing ones.


Art Eye Gallery is a new vibrant, dynamic investment art and contemporary art space, which celebrates African artworks and sensibilities. It is through an investigation of African art making, that we have located our space as a platform on which a number of artists are given artistic freedom, within a picturesque exhibition space.

Future Generation Art Prize: Deadline extended

Future Generation Art Prize prolonged its application procedure till April 30, 2014

OPENLab 2014

Calling Out for Artists and Creative Practitioners working across visual arts, performance, architecture, fashion, dance, new media, sound art, design, community arts and other creative pursuits.

Gallery Assistant at Worldart, Cape Town

Worldart specialises in contemporary art with a leaning towards urban and pop art. We operate from three art galleries – two on Church Street in Cape Town and one in Königinstrasse, Münich.

Sasol New Signatures Art Competition Entries Open

The competition provides an excellent platform for emerging artists to apply their skills, to express their creative talent and to enter into the professional arts world.

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