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VJIC - Call for Manuscripts and Portfolio Proposals

The advent of the Internet and digitization of the image has brought about what appears to be a debatable democratization of the medium of photography. The 'WWW' has expanded what images we experience and the way we experience them. It changed the avenues for the embodiment, dissemination and consumption of images, opening new channels for expression, participation and exchange.

Conference-'Creative Currencies': Calls for Applications to Present

Call for proposals from South African practitioners to present case studies at the upcoming “Creative Currencies” conference, to be held 6-8 August in Johannesburg.

2013 Live Art Festival: Call for Proposals

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GPCA) invites proposals for the 2013 Live Art Festival, the only festival on the continent dedicated to Live Art. This sprawling series of events and research colloquium will take place from 18 – 27 November 2013 in various venues across Cape Town.

Call for applications: Residency for Artists on HIATUS

Shinobu Akimoto and Matthew Evans are pleased to announce the launch of their new project, RESIDENCY FOR ARTISTS ON HIATUS (RFAOH).

Opportunities on the Horizon for Emerging Artiste's

New Artiste's Venture is still in it's very early stages, but there are amazing opportunities on the horizon for all up and coming Artiste's. We are searching for the Art Masters of the future in all Creative Fields, including; painting, sculpture, drama, music, dance and much much more.

Prize Juried Exhibition at CHARLIE SMITH london: Call for Applications

10 Finalists curated into exhibition £2,000 & profile in State Magazine for winner

Assemblage Mentorship Programme Call - June 2013

Artists invited to apply for Assemblage mentorship programme.

Public Lecture: Does Imagination have a place in the Academy?

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture-FADA cordially invites you to the first lecture in a series of four which focuses on values in the new mission statement of the university.

Register Now for the Advanced Programme in Photography

Registration is now open for the year long Advanced Programme in Photography (APP), offered at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg. The Advanced Programme is aimed at developing contemporary photographers. The course is designed to give you the structure necessary to explore, in your preferred genre, an independent and self-motivated body of photographic work as well as a comprehensive portfolio.

LAND - Call for proposals

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) invites proposals for an interdisciplinary event, LAND, that will explore ideas around land and territory.

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