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OSISA invites grant applications for 2016

The changing political landscape in our region requires a robust response from civil society. In 2014, OSISA developed a new five-year strategy that speaks to our changing context and has opened its first call to receive grant applications for the 2016 strategy year. We are open to receive applications under this call until the 31 March 2016.

Bursary Opportunities at Friends of Design

20 Bursaries are available for the Web & Interactive Media Full Time Course, and the Full Time Game Design Course.

Playable City Lagos 2016 - open call

Watershed, the British Council and Future Lagos seek ten creative people to participate in an eight day Playable City Lagos Lab in March 2016.

Call for Proposals: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Embassy South Africa and the Cultural Heritage Center of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department are pleased to announce the 2016 call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Competition.

ACT | UJ Conference call for Partners and Papers

Expressions of interest to partner and/or submit papers at the ACT | UJ Conference in March 2016 are invited.

SA-EU Dialogue Facility Call for Proposals

The Dialogue Facility is established to support dialogue and cooperation in bilateral, regional, African and global matters between the Government of South Africa and the European Union (and its Member States).

UJ Arts Practitioner Residencies

UJ Arts & Culture, a division of UJ's Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, will be offering Practitioner Residencies during 2016.

Call for Applications: 12th edition of the Dakar Biennale

Organised by the Senegalese Ministry of Culture and Communication, the 12th edition of the Dakar Biennale, to be held from 3 May to 2 June 2016, will be implemented by the Secretariat General, headed by Mr. Mahmadou Rassouloulaye SEYDI.

Apply to intern for ACT | UJ Creative Conference

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites applications for an emerging project manager or arts administrator to develop skills, working on the 2016 ACT | UJ Creative Conference.

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