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CCIFSA announces its inaugural office bearers

After a highly contested election CCIFSA announces its inaugural office bearers to serve on its board.

Applications open for the 2015 Tierney Fellowship at the Market Photo Workshop

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Tierney Fellowship at the Market Photo Workshop.

UK-Nigeria 2015/2016: A season of cultural collaboration

UK/NG is a programme that aims to connect over forty million young Nigerians (aged 18–35) to the UK by building new audiences for UK and Nigerian arts and culture.

NY NOW 2015 National Call for a Trade Show

You are invited to submit your application for New York NOW from 16-19 August 2015 in New York, USA for micro, emerging and established enterprises.

Opportunities at the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT)

Expressions of interest to take responsibility for some of ACT’’s business development activities on a part-time contract basis are invited.


A new art gallery in Cape Town’s CBD requires a full-time admin and sales assistant.

Call for creatives - Silence. Awareness. Existence residency program in Finland

The Finnish winter being famous for its darkness, S.A.E offers an extreme retreat into existence through art, silence and nature. The program brings together creative minds who are interested and working around the theme on various fields.

Artist-in-Residence: Headlands Center for the Arts

Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center located in the Marin Headlands, and is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Headlands’ artists programs provide opportunities for research, experimentation, professional development, and peer-to-peer exchange for artists working across disciplines at critical times in their careers.

Open Call: Artleaks Gazette No.3 // Artists Against Precarity and Violence – Resistance Strategies, Unionizing, and Coalition

The ArtLeaks Gazette aims to shed critical light on both the challenges and obstacles inherent in the contemporary art world, in order to work towards constructive and meaningful transformations.

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