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VANSA Gauteng Internship call

VANSA’s Johannesburg office is calling for applications from young motivated individuals for the position of curatorial intern on an exciting project we are in the process of developing.

Call for nominations for Advisory Panel Members

The National Arts Council of South Africa hereby invites all competent, suitably qualified and interested persons to serve as members. Advisory Panel members are required in the following art forms: theatre, dance, crafts, literature, music, multi-discipline and visual arts.

Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral

Call for application for the Balmoral Scholarships and the Foreign and Exchange Scholarships for 2012. The application period for 2012 scholarships end 4th of July 2011 (date of postmark).

International  Low-Residency MFA Program

TRANSART INSTITUTE seeks to attract independent, inquisitive and imaginative artists to fill the remaining spaces on its low-residency MFA program. In a uniquely international setting, Transart offers an accredited two-year course for working artists, teachers and all professionals in related fields who are seeking advancement in visual arts and new media.

International Fellowship Programme Studio14

In 2011, with the start of the International Fellowship Programme Studio14, the centre for contemporary art HALLE 14 will for the first time award two residency fellowships to artists. The programme invites artists from around the world to work for three months (June 30 - September 30, 2011) in a studio at the world-famous Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei.

Bag Factory: DIGITAL ART-About Art workshop

The Bag Factory is hosting a two-day digital art workshop. The workshop will be a part of the Bag Factory About Art series. The aim of the workshop will be to provide attendants with an overview of digital art, its theory, techniques, processes and conceptual issues at stake.

Great Texts/Big Questions - 12 May: Riason Naidoo & Sean O'Toole

This two-way question and answer session will focus on the role of the public museum, curatorship as a form of hegemonic disruption and the inflections of post-apartheid art criticism, with public participation in the exchange welcomed.


Greatmore Studios, a NGO art organisation in Woodstock, Cape Town has a vacancy for an Intern. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with marketing and communications. He/she will also be tasked with data-capturing and other administrative duties including project based work. The deadline is on the 10th May 2011. To apply, please send your CV and a brief letter of motivation to director@greatmoreart.org,

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