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VANSA Books Event Vol. 1- Neo Myanga on Dipalo- Session facilitated by Gen.Sbusiso Nxumalo

Join us for a conversation with acclaimed composer Neo Muyanga who will reflect using the "Dipalo- A mixtape for those who practice counting as a point of departure". This session will be facilitated by another music legend Gen. Sbusiso Nxumalo


RFAOH co-directors, Shinobu Akimoto and Matthew Evans are pleased to invite international "artists on-hiatus" to apply to our second call to participate in our ongoing project, Residency for Artists on Hiatus (RFAOH).

2015 Fieldwork: Marfa Call for application

Fieldwork: Marfa is the joint project of two leading European art academies, Les Beaux-Arts de Nantes and HEAD – Genève (Geneva University of Art and Design). This international researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and borders and artistic projects based on field investigation methods.

FIELD - Call for Papers: Deadline Oct 15, 2014

FIELD, a new on-line, peer-reviewed journal devoted to socially engaged art practice, is pleased to solicit critical essays for its inaugural issue.

The Rabbit Island Residency

Each year, up to three applications will receive funding to travel to, live on, and make work amongst the forest, rocks, and wildlife of the island and the vast waters of Lake Superior that surround it.

Invitation to Tender for Two Contracts as Public Art Curator and Coordinator

Tender Notice and Invitation to Tender for the Implementation of the Public Art Programme for the Johannesburg Development Agency (SOC) Limited. Contract No: JDA DI 001/2014-15 (Portfolio 1: JDA Development Areas) JDA DI 002/2014-15 (Portfolio 2: Corridors of Freedom)

2014 ImpACT Awards open for nominations

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites nominations for its ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals. These are presented as part of their annual Awards Ceremony held in recognition and celebration of excellence in South African arts, culture and creativity.

Call for 2015 South African Handmade Collection

The Creative Industries Sector Desk of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) will coordinate and host the participation of micro, emerging and established enterprises as well as individual upcoming designers during the South African Handmade Collection Showcase at the Design Indaba Expo which will take place from 27 February – 01 March 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Announcing Advocacy Toolkit Workshops in 2014

Arterial Network South Africa (ANSA) invites applications to participate in one of its Advocacy toolkit workshops to be held on 10 -11 September 2014 in Cape Town and on 25-26 September 2014 in Johannesburg. The workshops form part of ANSA’s Civil Society Campaign funded with a generous grant from the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).

Boda Boda Lounge Project: Open Call

The Boda Boda Lounge Project is a cross-continental video festival that will feature at over 15 spaces throughout Africa. Boda Boda Lounge Project is currently accepting video art submissions from artists based in Africa and of African descent. Relevant submissions will be put forward for intercontinental screening and exhibition programming.

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