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Cambridge/Africa Collaborative Research Programme 2012-13

The Centre of African Studies invites applications for the Collaborative Research Programme around the theme of Art and Museums in Africa from candidates in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Travel Grants to Attend CIMAM's 2011 Annual Conference

CIMAM – International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern and Contemporary Art – is pleased to offer approximately twenty-four grants to support the attendance of contemporary visual art professionals from developing countries to CIMAM's 2011 Annual Conference ‘Museums and the City’ that will be held in Ljubljana and Zagreb from November 14th to 16th, 2011. Application Deadline 1 July 2011

New Director Needed for Greatmore Studios

After successfully steering Greatmore Art Studios for two and a half years, Kate Tarrat Cross is vacating the post of Director to pursue new development opportunities. Greatmore Studios thus seeks a new Director who can build on the solid foundations laid and give inspired leadership and direction to its work.

Call for Ekuhuleni Collections and Exhibitions Officer

DEPARTMENT-Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture. DIVISION-Arts, Culture and Heritage. SALARY-R144576 to R187668 per annum (Plus benefits)


The Funding Practice Alliance - a consortium of development organisations based in Cape Town - have released an important report on the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and the National Development Agency. The section on the NLDTF includes alarming findings and useful recommendations. Click on the link below to download.


The following statement on the current position of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund has been prepared for submission to the National Lotteries Board (NLB) and the Minister of Trade and Industry in the context of the upcoming National Consultative Conference on the NLDTF convened by the NLB, on the 20th and 21st of June at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, Gauteng.

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