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Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts: full bursaries

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that young South African creatives are on the rise, and longing to make their mark. Digital design gives them the ideal opportunity to do this, but their career dreams are often hindered by monetary constraints. And so, Friends of Design is here to invest in these students.

The Quaint & Ungrateful Club: Collaborative drawing registry/visual letter registry/Letter project

A drawing collaboration through the postal service. Handwritten letters are drawn performances on paper, lettering that dances across the page. An artist might write a letter or simply choose to draw a line.

Pro Helvetia - 2017 call for ANT Funding now open

Pro Helvetia Johannesburg has for some time been investing in transnational collaborations, exchanges and joint projects among organisations and creative practitioners operating across the SADC region, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Our investments are focused on projects, networks and platforms that have a shared interest in building a stronger regional creative fabric.

International Gorée Diaspora Festival – Senegal-Dakar: open call

The 8th Edition of the International Gorée Diaspora Festival will take place from 25-27 November 2016 in Dakar, Senegal. The theme of the festival is “MEMORY AND RESILIENCE,’’ from the past to the present, how can we heal the divides in human society?”

ACT Professional Development Programme

30 September 2016 is the closing date for this round of the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Professional Development Programme (PDP) grant applications. ‘For this round we are accepting applications for all projects starting from the end of October or the beginning of November this year,’ says the ACT Programmes Coordinator, Karabo Legoabe.


WHATIFTHEWORLD & Southern Guild invite applications for a Gallery Assistant for its new shared Johannesburg gallery space. This is a mid-level full-time position under the supervision of the Gallery Directors.


Prints on Paper is excited to announce its last set of workshops for 2016. Coming up in October and November 2016 we have Drypoint and surface rolling, Watercolour and Linocut printmaking, Colour linocut printmaking and an introduction to Stencil Silkscreening.

GENERAL MANAGER at Arterial Network

Arterial Network seeks a full-time person to ensure the effective operations and administration of all aspects of the Arterial Network, the sound administration of their programmes, motivate and manage a team and the overall day-to-day coordination of the organisation together with its stakeholders, under the supervision of the Executive Committee.

CALL FOR ARTISTS/DESIGNERS - The Cape Town Museum of Childhood

Upcoming Museum of Childhood offers short term contracts for designers' and artists' contribution.


Opportunity with one of the premier auction houses in South Africa for a Jewellery Specialist looking for part-time work.

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