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CC Joburg 1-hour Residency Programme

CC Joburg | Glasgow is a city-wide, collaborative artwork which invites you to develop a large-scale outdoor canvas with us.

CIMAM 2015 Travel Grant Program: Open Call

Thanks to the generous support of the Getty Foundation, Los Angeles, the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and the Gwangju Biennale Foundation CIMAM offers 24 grants to support the attendance of modern and contemporary art curators and museum or collection directors to CIMAM’s 2015 Annual Conference, How Global can Museums be? that will be held in Tokyo, 7–9 November 2015.

Wits Art Museum CALL TO ARTISTS for ‘Live Art’ Mural in exhibition Activate/Captivate

Activate/Captivate will open in October 2015 at Wits Art Museum. The exhibition will focus on the many ways in which the WAM holdings have inspired or informed the work of artists, researchers, students and lecturers.

Corporate Event: Call for Proposals to join I am an African Exhibition

Conceptual Eyes is co-ordinating an opportunity for emerging artists to join an exciting corporate and private event. We are looking for a group of talented artists to create a specific artwork inspired by the poem I am an African by Wayne Visser.

Call for applications: Curatorial residency in Basel, Switzerland 2016

International Arts Exchange Programme Atelier Mondial, located at Christoph Merian Stiftung in Basel, and Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, have established a new exchange programme for curators in collaboration with independent art space “Ausstellungsraum Klingental”, located in Basel. Now one of the pre-eminent international centres of the contemporary art world, Basel and the surrounding region function as a dynamic nexus of people, ideas and work, which at the same time has a creative life outside of the major contemporary art events that are convened annually. In 2016, this residency will target the Southern African region, and the call will be managed through the Johannesburg office of Pro Helvetia.

ACT gears up for a series of seminars

ACT is set to host a series of information-sharing and networking seminars this coming July, focusing on South Africa’s underserved regions.

Nominations are now requested for the Helgaard Steyn Award for Painting

The value of the prizes has increased considerably over the past decades making the Helgaard Steyn Award one of the most substantial art prizes in the country (exceeding R400 000.00). The prizes are awarded in a quadrennial cycle, alternating between the disciplines of musical composition, painting, literature and sculpture. The venue of presentation alternates between Potchefstroom and Bloemfontein.


We invite artists, artist groups, art collectives, gallerists, curators to submit a proposal for a booth in which to show art: performance, painting, sculpture, game, video, projects.

ARTsouthAFRICA is looking for an Editorial Intern to assist the editorial team!

Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in writing and/or an excellent command of the English language, access to a computer, who are able to dedicate 40 hours per week for editorial meetings and working sessions for a 3-month commitment need apply. You must be comfortable working in a non-traditional work environment. This position is based in Cape Town.


The Bag Factory is looking for a part time assistant curator and a marketing intern interested in being involved in an upcoming project by Bag Factory from July 2015 to October 2015.

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