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Following the first successful iteration of the Photo Lens Encounters, which had over 20 Participants of which selected individuals presented their ongoing projects, we are launching the 2nd Open call!!

Creative Call: Strategic Narratives of Technology and Africa

This call is for cultural producers of all types working in Africa, in reference to Africa, or in its varied diasporas: artists, writers, technologists, designers, filmmakers, and more. We seek creative work that explores and demonstrates -- directly or indirectly -- ways to revisit, reframe, and recode the future of technology on and for the African continent.

RAW Residencies for Artists and Writers

The Arts of Africa and the Global South* programme invites artists and scholarly writers working in the visual and performing arts to apply for residencies hosted by the Fine Art Department and the NRF SARChI Chair in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.

The Bag Factory is looking for a new Director

The Bag Factory Artists' Studios is looking for a vibrant, hard working individual to take up the role of Director as of 01 June 2017.

Open call for artists - project in SA and Zambia

Open Call - Calling artists to work on environmental action public art projects in Livingstone and Johannesburg.


The Bag Factory is looking for a young, dynamic aspiring curator to participate in our Curatorial Development Programme. We want to provide the aspiring curator with an opportunity to understand the end to end production of the exhibition process.

20th Annual BASA Awards Now Open for Entries

The 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day, are now open for entries from business and arts partnerships that were activated between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016.

Gallery Assistant at Julie Miller Investment Art Institute

An opportunity to learn and grow as part of a small passionate team. Our ideal candidate is a hard-working, free thinking individual who likes to take the bull by the horns and try out new ideas.

HELLO community festival calls for submissions

HELLO – Community Arts Development Programme and Festival 2017 announces its call for submissions.

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