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The Newtown Artist Run Centre and Studios: Call for Artists to Apply

Assemblage have very few spaces left in our artist studios and now have the option to launch phase 2 - occupying a second space.

Call for Participation: Workshop - Mexican Artist Betsabeeé Romero

Ms. Betsabeé Romero is an accomplished artist who has had exhibits in Brazil, the United States, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, and several countries in Latin America as well has her native Mexico.

Stellenbosch University: Senior Lecturer - Creative Jewellery Design and Metal Techniques

Stellenbosch University, Visual Arts is inviting applications for the following post: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Creative Jewellery Design and Metal Techniques (Ref. LSW18/155/0512)

Burning the Spear: Arterial Network Panel Discussion

Artists and cultural practitioners have responded to the painting and the response to it in a diverse manner. The controversy this has given rise to has sparked discussion on numerous issues fundamental to the production of art, the representation of blackness and our legal and constitutional framework. Join us in discussion as part of a process of taking the debate forward in the hope of building some consensus on the role of progressive art and artists in South Africa.

Blogging Workshop

Social media has become a relatively inexpensive platform that is easily accessible to anyone with Internet access,it is proven to increase brand awareness and communication for various entities. Blogging has taken the world by storm, the workshop is designed to grant you with more insight on online creative business and networking.

Charlotte Schaer (1946- 2012)

The commemoration held at the CDP offices in Bertrams on the morning of Saturday 19th May spoke powerfully of everything that Charlotte Schaer had worked for in her remarkably productive 65 years. The inner city industrial space, now a cheery compound shared by the One in Nine campaign, the Sophiatown Counseling Project and the Curriculum Development Project (CDP) is a gallery of mosaics and murals and photo essays telling of life-changing projects that use visual art in a three-pronged strategy for social transformation; income-generation; counseling and advocacy.

The Parking Gallery Next Speakers: Raimi Gbadamosi and Josh Ginsberg

Wednesday the 23 May is artist, writer and curator: Raimi Gbadamosi. Next Wednesday, 30 May will be the artist Josh Ginsberg, who will also be giving a performance.

Global Crit Clinic 2.0 Summer Clinics 2012

The Global Crit Clinics serve international communities where emerging new artists have limited access to rigorous idea-based dialogue. They are rooted in the Fine Arts pedagogical studio critique and affectionately known as the “10-Day MFA”.

Call for Applications: Travel Grants to Attend Cimam 2012 Annual Conference

CIMAM – International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern and Contemporary Art – is pleased to offer twenty-five grants to support the attendance of contemporary visual art professionals from developing countries to CIMAM´s 2012 Annual Conference.

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