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An invitation for project submissions: ART IN RESISTANCE

Starting in 2010, the years were surprisingly marked by protests of very different types all across the globe. One novel aspect was that the rebellions took place in countries where one had not previously expected it: In the Arabian realm, in supposedly stabile regions such as Europe and the U.S., also in „emerging“ countries such as Turkey and Brazil, and recently in Hong Kong. In recent years, the SPIELART Theater Festival Munch has repeatedly presented artists and artivists in its programs who participated in the protests or were inspired by them. During the 2015 festival, with ART IN RESISTANCE we want to integrate a level of reflection as well as a reevaluation.

Vacancies at Iziko Museums of South Africa

Iziko Museums of South Africa are African museums of excellence that empower and inspire all people to celebrate and respect our diverse heritage. We are seeking to appoint motivated employees in the following positions:

SA Taxi Foundation Art Award

The work of emerging artists will be taken to the streets in the form of decals on minibus taxis, making art accessible to all. The SA Taxi Foundation, the socio-economic arm of SA Taxi, the minibus taxi’s only specialist financer and one of South Africa’s few certified developmental credit providers, has launched an art award aimed specifically at nurturing the development of emerging artists and providing the broader community with access to the visual arts.

VANSA Board notice

As indicated in September’s AGM, VANSA has been growing its board. The VANSA board shapes the organisation’s work and helps the VANSA team to steer in the right direction. We are very pleased to introduce the new VANSA board to all our members. Part of building the new board has been possible through the generous support of BASA.

Third ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference in March 2015

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), and UJ Arts & Culture, will present the third ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference, in March 2015 at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Presented in partnership with the British Council Connect ZA, and entitled Creatives Make It Happen, the conference will run from the 8 - 10 March.

Call for applications: 21st course of de Appel Curatorial Programme, year 2015-2016

Initiated in 1994, the Curatorial Programme of de Appel arts centre aims to offer young curators a condensed package of experiences and skills that can be seen as instruments to refine their thinking and enhance the development of their professional career. It is one of the oldest curatorial programmes, but continues to adjust its curriculum to new circumstances in the curatorial field.


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.

Gallery Administrator position in Johannesburg

The mission of this position is to present Kim Sacks Gallery in the best possible manner to clients in terms of professional service, presentation and impact, pleasant ambiance, specialist advice, and efficient administration within the means and resources available to the Gallery Administrator.

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory 2015–16

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen invites visual and media artists, art critics, theorists, and curators to apply for a fellowship in 2015–2016. Candidates can apply for one semester (October 5, 2015 – February 14, 2016 or February 15, 2016 – June 26, 2016). The fellowship can be split across two semesters.

SMAC Gallery – Cape Town: Curator Positions

SMAC Gallery invites applications for x2 curators positions. These are junior to mid-level full-time positions under the general supervision of the Gallery Directors.

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