VANSA operates as a development agency for the visual arts in South Africa, promoting connection, access and innovation in our industry. This website has been developed as an up-to-the minute resource, providing information, advice and tools for artists, businesses and organisations, as well as providing a platform for research, awareness and discussion around key industry issues. 

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FS #CreativeIntersections Seminar

Who are you? What's your artistic practise and/or business service? Do people around you know what you do?

The Falconer Foundry Residency

The Falconer Foundry offers a skills-based residency programme in South Africa for emerging and established sculptors.

Short Courses at Artist Proof Studio

Artist Proof Studio in Newtown Johannesburg is offering short courses in Screen Printing and Paper Making


OPENLab 2016 is a national laboratory for early and mid career artists and creative practitioners interested in making art in the public realm. It follows on from the inaugural lab in 2014 that was developed by international cultural facilitators Paul Gazzola and Carli Leimbach as part of the Programme for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD), an initiative by the Vrystaat Arts Festival and the University of the Free State.

Connection Dakar / 27 May, 6.30pm

Please join us at VANSA on Friday 27 May from 6.30pm!


Kiosko invites artists, curators and researchers, that work in any of the contemporary art languages, to submit their proposals for a residency in our space of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

UNESCO/People's Republic of China (The Great Wall) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme

The announcement call for the UNESCO/People's Republic of China (The Great Wall) Co Sponsored Fellowships Programme is now open.

Regional Operations Manager – Dramatic Need, South Africa

The Dramatic Need board of Trustees seeks to appoint a dynamic, goal-oriented leader with experience in the arts as our Regional Operations Manager (ROM) for June 2016. Our South African hub is based in the Free State where we need an energized organiser to help us run sustainable, ongoing programmes at our Piet Patsa Community Arts Centre (PPCAC), and to manage our volunteer and school outreach programmes. This is the senior position for the charity in Southern Africa.

Artist | Photographer in Residence Programme at Orms Cape Town

The Orms Cape Town School of Photography residency is dedicated to those who have existing bodies of work OR to those who have well established projects and are in need of access to the necessary equipment and input to further execute these projects and/or bring them into realisation.

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