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


Yellowwoods Art is a patron to pioneering artists across the continent. Driven by our core belief that artists are the pioneers of our culture, we conceive programmes that create opportunities for these artists, thereby facilitating successful art careers. These programmes work congruently in our “ecosystem”; supported by a broad base of skills development projects geared at emerging artists, and leading up towards a narrower pool of high-end, sophisticated projects which partner with the best established artists from the African continent. They include, among others; Spier Arts Academy, The Creative Block, Qubeka and The Nando’s Artists Society, as well as the commissioning of site-specific, architectural-scale artworks.

Itch 13 open for submissions with new theme and new editor

Itch magazine, the continent's most widely respected online creative journal, is pleased to call for for fresh work from writers, poets and visual artists for selection for its 13th issue, and to announce the appointment of a full-time editor.

Cape Town Art Fair 2015 Applications Now Open

Fiera Milano is proud to announce the dates for the third edition of the Cape Town Art Fair which will run from Wednesday, 25 February to Sunday 1 March, 2015. As the latest addition to South Africa’s fast growing and vibrant art economy, the Cape Town Art Fair 2015 promises to showcase contemporary art from both the country and continents most prestigious galleries. The call for entry in now open, until the 25th of August 2015.

VANSA/Africalia Internship Programme: Limpopo Arts and Culture Association (LACA)

The Limpopo Arts and Culture Association (LACA) – in association with the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) and Africalia (Belgium) - are inviting applications for an internship position for an individual with skills and expertise within the Visual Arts, for a 10 month period, starting 1st October 2014 – 30th June 2015.

Arts Administrator at MAISHA FILM LAB in Kampala, Uganda

Maisha, meaning ‘life’ in Kiswahili, is a non-profit training initiative for emerging East African filmmakers, founded in 2005. We provide hands-on intensives in screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, sound recording, and acting. We have trained over 600 skilled alumni and are presently building our own school in Buziga, Kampala designed by a great architect for social change, Raul Pantaleo, winner of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2013.


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.

BASA Basics Programme​: Applications now open

Applications are now open for arts organisations in Limpopo to become part of Business and Arts South Africa’s 2014 BASA Basics programme.

Assistant Curator & Marketing Intern positions at the Bag Factory

The Bag Factory is opening a call for applications for two projects taking place at the Bag Factory. Please take note that these are project based positions and not permanent employment.

The Szpilman Award 2014

The Szpilman Award is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations.

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