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Commonwealth Foundation Grants for projects in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.

The Commonwealth Foundation is launching its general grants call on 1 December 2016 for applications for projects in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.

BLOEM FIRST FRIDAYS LAUNCH invites artists to register

Bloem First Fridays initiative is a once a month late night art platform every first Friday of the month, that serves as a mutually beneficial advertising platform for businesses to showcase works by local artists.

Five positions available at VUT's Department of Visual Arts and Design

Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is looking to hire lecturers in their Department of Visual Arts and Design

Arteles Creative Residency Program 2017

Arteles Creative Residency Program allows you the time, space, facilities and - most of all - the freedom and stress-free environment you need in order to develop yourself and your work, in the middle of the extraordinary nature of Hämeenkyrö, Finland.


With great excitement The Coloured Cube will be assisting Springs Mall in their quest to support local artists and highlight the architecture and people of Springs. 55 artworks will be installed in the offices, corridors and waiting areas through the mall.


Stephan Welz & Co. is looking to hire a Ceramics Specialist

Two vacancies at Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg

Gallery MOMO in Johannesburg is hiring a Gallery Manager and a PR and Project Manager to join their team.

Art History position at Unisa

The discipline of Art History at Unisa is looking to appoint a lecturer in a full-time contract position for 2017. An Honours in Art History or Visual Arts is a minimum requirement.

White Paper Sessions: 5 December 2016, JHB/DBN/CT

"The central thrust of the White Paper is to establish an integrated national dispensation of arts, culture and heritage. It therefore underscores the inter-relationship between the primary artistic disciplines and practices of the visual arts, craft and design; the performing arts of theatre, music and dance and creative writing as distinct and related practices of artistry, with multiple properties including their intrinsic, social, educational and economic values and capacities."

Butterfly Art Project seeks Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

The Butterfly Art Project (BAP) is a non-profit organisation established in 2010 in Vrygrond, Cape Town. BAP offers art lessons, art therapy and educational programmes to children and adults from vulnerable communities.

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