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.


Call For Entries neo:artprize2015

neo: is very pleased to announce details of the forthcoming international biennial neo:artprize.


Celeste Prize 2015

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


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.


Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 is now open for entries. The prize is a major event for established and emerging artists, now in its eighth year, and is awarded by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine.


2015 Visible Award

With a renewed advisory board composed of 36 curators, working and operating in emerging or more established scenes all over the world, the visible prize comes to its third edition, and takes a step further in its aim to research, support and offer a discursive and productive platform to innovative artistic projects that are able to become visible also in fields other than the artistic ones.

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