VANSA operates as a development agency for the visual arts in South Africa, promoting connection, access and innovation in our industry. This website has been developed as an up-to-the minute resource, providing information, advice and tools for artists, businesses and organisations, as well as providing a platform for research, awareness and discussion around key industry issues. 

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Open Call For Submissions - Infecting the City

The Africa Centre has begun preparation for Infecting The City Public Arts Festival that will be held in the first week of March 2013.

Call for artists for International Artists Workshop Residency Project. Birzeit Town

Call for artists for Al-Mahatta's fourth International Artists Workshop residency project. Application deadline July 27, 2012. The workshop will be held from 5 - 20 November 2012 in Birzeit Town.

Drawing Together at The National Arts Festival 2012

A public participation art project at The National Arts Festival 2012

Submission: Parking Gallery

Proposals for talks and exhibitions: If you would like to present a talk or exhibition during our program of Wednesday evening events at the VANSA premises, we are open to interesting proposals.

Call for Applications: Cultural Leadership Training

This call is for applicants from English-speaking African countries and is aimed at high-level leaders within the African creative sector, representing civil society, government or the public sector. A similar initiative serving French-speaking African countries will be launched later this year.

Open Call for 1997 JHB Archive

This is a call for contributions to an archive of the second Johannesburg Biennial of 1997 as part of an exhibition and programme entitled If a Tree… curated by Clare Butcher.


Performance Art is a genre in which art is presented "live," usually by the artist but sometimes with collaborators or performers; the artists use their body or voice to convey artistic expression. Performers often adapt their appearance, such as with costumes and stage makeup, etc.

Grant writing Strategies / Online course by Node Center

Target learners: Curators, Cultural Managers and Artists that are actively involved in developing art projects. Real time videoconferences, course material available 24/7 and personalized feedback during the duration of the course

Amber Art and Technology Festival: Call for Artworks and Papers

The works selected among the applications to this international call, will be exhibited at amber'12 Art and Technology Festival. We also encourage outdoor interactive installations.

Trainsportsation to Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2012

Transportsation aims to expand and add on to that which is already there in the train by using visual arts, poetry, music and film as methods of engagement along with artists and social activists.

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