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.



Artists are invited to enter the 2016 SA Taxi Foundation Art Award. The winner receives R50 000 and a campaign worth in excess of R600 000 (including ten taxis with their design on national routes). Five finalists receive R10 000 each and a campaign worth in excess of R600 000 (including ten taxis with their design on national routes).


Complete our ART WEEK JOBURG survey and win!

If you attended ART WEEK JOBURG in September, please take a moment to fill out our survey, where one lucky respondent can win a hamper that includes a Fourthwall Books gift voucher.



The Bag Factory Artists' Studios is excited to announce that the call for the 2015 Reinhold Cassirer Award is now OPEN. This prestigious award has helped create and shape the lives and careers of artists such as Blessing Ngobeni and Tshepo Mosopa.


Roger Ballen Photography Award

The Roger Ballen Foundation was established in 2007 as a platform to promote education around contemporary photography, in particular black and white photography. Its programme is dedicated to the development and advancement of photography in South Africa.


Video Competition and Ambassador Program for Ghost

Ghost: the Television and Video platform targeting independent artists in various genres, including music, dance, poetry, film, acting, animation, comedy, stunts, and overall entertainment is currently running a competition and Ambassador Program.


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.


PPC Imaginarium 2015/2016 Open for Entries

Un-established artists and designers stand a chance to change their careers through financial support, recognition, mentorship and guidance by entering the 2015 PPC Imaginarium Awards. After a successful inaugural competition in 2014, the PPC Imaginarium Awards is back; and is still South Africa’s richest arts and design competition.



A truly global jury for a prize which creates a common ground and nurtures multidisciplinary work, curated by Koyo Kouoh.


Friends of the Art Museum presents WHAT IS A PORTRAIT

If you are interested in Portraiture or thinking of entering the Sanlam Portrait Award 2015 then attend this information session


Curate Life Collection competition launch - Calling all aspiring Curators

The Museum of African Design (MOAD) in collaboration with the SABC Art Collection and the Life Collection is launching the Curate Life Collection competition.


2015 Sasol New Signatures competition

Entries for the 2015 Sasol New Signatures competition are now open. With this year’s theme being, "Eye for Potential”, Sasol is challenging emerging South African artists who have the ability to see beyond what the naked eye can see, to create art works and launch their careers.

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