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The Division of Dramatic Arts in collaboration with the School of Arts cordially invites you to a PUBLIC LECTURE by Wits Distinguished Scholar, Prof John O’Toole.

Open Call to the Parking Gallery Community

On Wednesday 27 June, the Parking Gallery, in collaboration with VANSA, will be hosting a discussion concerning the further development of the project space.

Introduction to the ACC Public Culture Cityla

The African Centre for Cities is proud to announce the launch of the Public Culture CityLab. The Public Culture CityLab is a two-year proposed platform for research, creative practice, and teaching. It has a conceptual focus on urban culture studies and is a response to the need for theorisation and research on public spaces / public cultures in South African Cities.

Wanted: Genius Intern

Art South Africa is looking for its next Genius Intern. Following the departure of our previous Genius Intern to London to pursue graduate studies, we are one man or woman down in our small team of hardworking writers, designers, editors and publishers.

Follow your Art: Contemporary Street Art & Culture Exhibition Call

Follow your Art: Contemporary Street Art & Culture exhibition, now in its second year, is once again being hosted by the COLLECTIVE. It celebrates the production and cultural influence of youth cultures.

The Collective: Black and Blue Call (Deadline Extended)

A fun way to get involved in an art gallery and take part in an exhibition. We found the lines of thought show so successful as alot of 'non-artists' also took part, and encouraged them to get more involved in the gallery scene. Deadline - 14 July.

The Bag Factory: Visiting Artists' Programme

The Bag Factory is inviting applications to our Visiting Artists' Programme (VAP) for 2013. The visiting artists’ programme allows mid-career artists from around South Africa and the world to spend a period of three months working in a collective of artists’ studios based in downtown Johannesburg.

The K! Discography

Parking Gallery presentation 20 June 2012 at the VANSA Space.

INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future

Is an initiative that seeks to forge collaboration between Africa and India through a competition (categories: business plan, poster design, photography, essay writing) with cash prizes and a call for submissions for collaborative projects with individual annual grants of $10 000.

A MAZE. Kick Off at VANSA

A MAZE. invites to Kick off! Just two month to go and the first A MAZE. Interact will take place in Johannesburg. With a presentation plus Q&A, games and music, Thorsten S. Wiedemann, the artistic director of A MAZE. will give an overview of the festival for artists, curators, partners and people who are interested in analog and digital games, media art and technology.

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