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VANSA Communications and Membership Survey

In order to be more responsive to your needs and interests, we need to know what you think about what VANSA does, and your views on being a member of the organisation. The survey is entirely anonymous, and should not take more than five minutes of your time.

Summer International Fellowship in Arts Management

Launched in 2008, the DeVos Institute's Summer International Fellowship offers international not-for-profit arts managers an immersive program of study in arts management strategy at the Kennedy Center, Washington. Applications are currently being accepted until December 1, 2011.

Invitation for applications: Facilitators & Educators

As 2011 draws to a close we would like to invite Art Practitioners and Educators, who are interested in collaborating with the Bag Factory, to apply to facilitate skills development workshops.


'Influences on contemporary Nigerian visual artists' will be the topic of an Art Talk hosted by the African Arts Institute (AFAI) at 6 Spin Street, Cape Town, on Tuesday 20 September at 6.30pm. This is the second in a series of Art Talks on issues relating to contemporary visual arts from the continent of Africa, presented as part of AFAI’s Learn Africa Love Africa event programme. It will be presented by Kathy Coates, writer, researcher and arts educator at the Iziko South African National Gallery. Ms Coates is also a former lecturer at the Michaelis School of Fine Art.

Invitation for applications: Curate an Exhibitions

The Bag Factory is offering experienced visual arts practitioners the opportunity to curate an exhibition in the Bag Factory gallery during the year of 2012.

Bag Factory Sculpture Workshop

Over 5 Saturdays from 10 September to 15 October the Bag Factory and Spaza Art are offering you the opportunity to attend a wood sculpture workshop. Deadline for applications: Friday 02 September

National Gallery of Art Graduate Curatorial Internships 2012 – 2013, USA

National Gallery of Art funded PhD Scholarships in Gaining Curatorial Experience in a Museum Setting at USA 2012

ASSEMBLAGE: Peer Mentoring Group Sessions - 14 Sep

Assemblage’s peer mentoring groups are open to anyone who is making art and is serious about pursuing an art career.

Assemblage: Book Binding Workshop

Due to popular demand Sarah Spring will be presenting a second book binding Workshop on Sat 10 September 2011. The aim of this workshop will be to teach the art of book binding. Although this workshop is aimed at the novice, all levels of competency are welcome.

NAC Vacancies: CEO and CFO

The National Arts Council of South Africa(NAC) is seeking to appoint suitably qualified candidates.

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