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.
Go to the About section to find out more about the organisation
To become a member of this dynamic network go to Membership and sign up!
Find out about all the latest opportunities in the visual arts industry locally and internationally in the Opportunities section. Jobs, funding deadlines, residency opportunities, workshops. For advice, tools and templates go to our Professional Practice page.
To access current research about out industry, visit the Research page. Information you need to know about the sector that you're working in - or trying to get into.
Win a painting holiday in France worth over R50,000 PLUS! get your artwork on the cover of The South African Artist magazine.
The Helgaard Steyn Award is one of South Africa's most substantial art prizes (exceeding R400 000.00) and is awarded in a quadrennial cycle, alternating between the disciplines of musical composition, painting, literature and sculpture. The 2013 Helgaard Steyn Award will be presented to the, in the opinion of the panel of adjudicators, most meritorious sculpture created over the last four years.
Live Magazine SA creative networking sessions for 16 – 25’s
The City of Cape Town is activating its WDC2014 Ward Projects by convening its first round of Ward Co-design Workshops in May-June 2013.
Call for application for the Balmoral fellowships and the project, foreign and exchange fellowships for 2014
A Call for artists to propose exhibitions at the gallery space which Parts & Labour runs.
Arts on Main is opening up the opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their work in various spaces in Arts on Main.
Wits School of Arts We Too Have Something to Say: Thoughts That Lead to Art. A Series of Open Lectures 2013.