VANSA wishes you a safe and happy festive season. We won't be publishing new opportunities for a while, but hope you get the chance to read our very recently published annual report from the end of our last financial year. Please note that VANSA will be closed from Monday 12 December 2016 until Monday 9 January 2017.
The draft of the Norms and Standards of the Visual Arts has been made available as of Friday 20 May. A discussion and consultation meeting will be held in Johannesburg on 27 May at 9.30am.
We want to get your contributions to the Norms and Standards Guidelines for the Visual Arts.
VANSA seeks to appoint a Network Programmes Manager based in Johannesburg.
You are invited to contribute to the development of a best practice guide for the visual arts.
Norms and Standards are industry protocols, usually developed by an industry body, by which all stakeholders can or must operate. Legislated norms and standards (such as minimum wages) are norms and standards that must be followed. Guidelines are norms and standards that indicate best practice but are not legislated.
Join us for the opening of BEACON at VANSA on Wednesday 25 November from 6pm. Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum's installation BEACON forms part of the "Minga Exploring Utopia" project together with other Arts Collaboratory partners.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy 9 days of art, culture, food and music, exploring the creative side of the city! See below for some of the highlights of a packed programme full of great events!
In October of 2014 VANSA, together with Arterial Network South Africa, made an urgent submission to the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) who oversee the NLDTF to urge changes to their draft amendments bill for funding to the arts.
Turbine Art Fair together with VANSA host Fresh Produce 2015. This exhibition is supported by RMB and curator Zanele Mashumi has selected work by young artists at the beginning of their careers from around South Africa, to be exhibited as part of the Fresh Produce Exhibition at the Turbine Art Fair which will take place in July 2015.
VANSA and Ithuba will share three months together from May 2015 until July 2015. The collaboration/residency/experiment is an exercise in understanding the potential for shared resources for arts organisations and arts actors that are resource rich but cash strapped.
The VANSA office will be closed until Wednesday 7 January 2015. Updates via our website, Facebook, Twitter and newsletter will resume on Monday 12 January. Have a safe and happy holiday time, with best wishes from everyone at VANSA.
As indicated in September’s AGM, VANSA has been growing its board. The VANSA board shapes the organisation’s work and helps the VANSA team to steer in the right direction. We are very pleased to introduce the new VANSA board to all our members. Part of building the new board has been possible through the generous support of BASA.
A satellite artistic intervention for the art and research project “Giving Contours to Shadows”. Curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Elena Agudio. Co-curator Roundtable series: Storm Janse van Rensburg.
As we say a final goodbye to Joseph Gaylard this week, we wish to thank him for his years of unwavering and committed work at VANSA. Joseph has been involved with VANSA since its inception and actively involved in the management and development for four years, and his fervent support of the Orlando Pirates Soccer team. Joseph has taken on the role of Head of the SADC office of Pro Helvetia | the Swiss Arts Council.
VANSA has begun a process of engaging arts practice and support to arts practitioners within the VANSA premises for 2014. The intention is to share VANSA's limited resources in a small way and enable VANSA to be an active, open, creative space.