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18th Annual BASA Awards now open for entry

The only awards event that celebrates South Africa's diverse business and arts partnerships is now open for entry.


The inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards aims to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations.

Editorial Interships at Another Africa

Applicants must be creative art enthusiasts, who have backgrounds in Art and or have written about Photography, New Media and Digital Art, and or has provided coverage on Fashion, Product and Graphic Design

Animation Workshop at Greatmore Studios

Greatmore Studios invites applications from artists who would like to participate in an Animation Workshop facilitated by Lonwabo Kilani

Competition for an artwork or artworks for the new National English Literary Museum

A new museum building is under construction for NELM in Worcester Street, Grahamstown by the National Department of Public Works. The project is being funded by the National Department of Arts and Culture. The project budget includes an amount to fund the creation of a significant artwork or works to complement the building precinct.

Open Call for Interactive Art Exhibition at BAT Centre

Digital Art can be understand as any kind of art that has its source or inspiration in our increasingly digitalized environment. This can include drawings, prints, digital media, films and animations, photos, installations and much more.

Fourthwall Books - Sales Rep position

Fourthwall Books, independent publisher of books on art, photography and architecture, is looking for a sales rep.

Disaster relief for Cultural Heritage

Where cultural heritage has been adversely affected by conflict, natural or manmade disaster, the Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme at the Prince Claus Fund can offer help. CER can consider funding proposals that aim to stabilise the situation in the immediate aftermath of disaster in countries within Africa, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe or the Caribbean. We act as a “cultural ambulance”, providing immediate support to halt the continued deterioration of a situation, as well as providing first relief.

Communications Manager British Council Connect ZA – Johannesburg Office

The successful candidate will lead on communicating with the public online and offline around the arts team’s Connect ZA programme


Remaking Place, a symposium on public art will be presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) from 8 to 14 March 2015.

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