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Artist In Residence (AIR) at The Bag Factory

Join the Bag Factory Artists' Studios for its Artist In Residence (AIR) programme. Artists from all over the world have come to the Bag Factory to work with our mix of talented artists and to meet, work, and grow within South Africa's economic capital. The Bag Factory's acclaimed visiting artists programme has already proved itself after over 157 artists and 17 years of successful events.

Akiyoshidai International Art Village Residence Support Program

Akiyoshidai International Art Village Residence Support Program trans_2013-2014 Call for Artists

Call for applications for Fieldwork: Marfa, Texas

Fieldwork: Marfa is the joint project of two leading European art academies: Les Beaux-Arts 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 artistic projects based on field investigation methodologies.

eva International - Open Call for Proposals

eva International, Ireland's biennial of contemporary art, is pleased to announce the international open call for proposals for the 2014 edition, curated by Bassam El Baroni. Applications are invited from individual artists or groups in any medium and can be for the presentation of existing works or production of new projects.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop at the COLLECTIVE

Come and learn the process of Stop Motion Animation. The workshop will teach you how to animate from anywhere and with everyday equipment such as cellphones to high end digital cameras.

 Absolut ZA Competition

Absolut ZA is a competition hosted on the Absolut Vodka SA Facebook page. Four artists have created four unique beaded artworks around an Absolut Vodka bottle for the Absolut ZA campaign.

Invitation to Seminar hosted by Art Source South Africa and KZNSA

Are you a visual artist or arts administrator wishing to learn more about effectively managing and directing your career or work with artists? This seminar is targeted at those wanting to learn how to build a profile and build value in their art works, and achieving success by better understanding the visual art sector.

Glass Art Call For Entries: Reveal

Entries are invited in the medium of glass, with a view to give makers the opportunity to showcase the best of their skills and artistic vision.

A' Design Award Call for Partakers

A’ Design Award and Competition is looking for: 1. Great designs to award them with the A’ Design Award. 2. Qualified jury members to evaluate entries. 3. Philanthropic and design oriented companies to support innovation. 4. Information exchange through Prime Clubs.

Urban Stage - Tanja Deman & Lorenzo Nassimbeni

PUBLIC LECTURE 10 July 2013 - Goethe Institute Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

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