The official Call to Entry for the third edition of the PPC Imaginarium Awards is out.


Frieze Writer's Prize 2016

Frieze Writer’s Prize, the annual international award to discover and promote new art critics, is now open for entries. The winner will be commissioned to write a review for frieze and will be awarded GBP£2,000.


Celeste Prize 2016

Celeste Prize is an international contemporary arts prize which every year awards 23,000 € and rewarding benefits to emerging and mid-career artists. Open to artists, photographers and creatives worldwide, without limits of age or experience. Works should contain an exciting and profound mix of contemporary perspectives and a creative use of artistic languages.


Arnold Classic Africa Art Competition

We would like to invite 50 students to participate in the Arnold Classic Africa Arts Competition.


New Breed Art Competition 2016: Discovering a new breed of Free State artist

This month saw the exciting launch of the Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition, presented in association with Oliewenhuis Art Museum. This first-of-its-kind Free State visual arts competition is aimed at discovering new and emerging Free State-based artists, and to provide broad corporate and public exposure to showcase contemporary art from the province.


MyAfrica Photo Competition

As MIF begins its 10th anniversary celebrations/journey, all Africans are invited to take part in a photo competition.


CYNETART Competition 2016

CYNETART International Festival for Computer Based Art, November 10th – 16th, 2016


Submissions for The Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology now open

Submissions are now open for The Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality for a range of writing genres and photography.


Open Call for SA Photographers

Residency in Switzerland - Project 'Sustainable Mountain Art'


Nominations open for the 2016 ImpACT Awards

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is inviting nominations for the eagerly awaited 2016 ImpACT Awards, which are held annually in recognition and celebration of excellence within the arts, culture and creative sectors in South Africa.


The 31st Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is celebrating its 31st year of bringing art from across the globe to an international NYC audience. With a mission to promote exceptional art from around the world and to enhance the careers of the selected artists, the competition is a great opportunity for artists at all stages.


FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards

The 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.


EYEdentity Photo Competition Call for Submissions

Submit 3 photographs, which investigates your individual notion of identity in South Africa and stand a chance to win R6,000 cash and have your photographs displayed at the offices of the Tierney Family Foundation in New York.


Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 opens for entries

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world.


Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award

Hermanus FynArts 10 – 19 June 2016. The Hermanus FynArts festival is a celebration of South African arts and, now in its 4th year, is fast growing in importance on the national Arts calendar. It is an artsfest of exhibitions, concerts, talks, panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations, dinners, tastings and pairings, music and food. The Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award, one of the highlights of FynArts, is a national art competition within this festival with prize money totalling R40 000.



All interested artists are invited to submit their concept ideas for the Genius Loci Weimar Festival between the opening date of 27 January 2016 up to the deadline of 23 March 2016.


Barclays L’Atelier Competition 2016 call for entries

Barclays L'Atelier is one of Africa’s most prestigious art competitions. It rewards young visual artists aged 21 to 35 with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. A look through the list of previous winners will testify to this.

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