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2011/2012 Arts in Schools Projects

KZN Department of Arts and Culture hereby invites KZN based Professional Artists (specializing in Visual Arts and Graphic Design) to apply for providing theoretical and practical guidence for educators and learners doing Arts and Culture as a learning area in school.

Diana Hyslop Drawing Workshop

Diana Hyslop will be running a final drawing workshop from Monday 21 November to Thursday 23 November.

Technical Officer: Photography

The Michaelis School of Fine Art is looking to appoint a Technical Officer who will take responsibility for the technical, administrative and research support in the Photography section of the School, working in the darkroom, photographic studio and computer lab environments.

Online courses: Node Center for Curatorial Studies

Node Center for Curatorial Studies - Berlin, Available courses: 'Art and Economy: Insider tips for funding and grant applications.' 'Art vs Law: An inherent conflict?'

Proposal Call: Artist in Residence at Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Nafasi Art Space is a young Contemporary Art Space in Dar es Salaam with 11 studios, in and outdoor exhibition space and home to 15 artists. On short notice we are looking for a contemporary visual artist to join us for a period of 2 - 3 months (Feb-April 2012) to be an artist in residence at Nafasi. The goal of the residency is to have an active art working exchange between you and the Nafasi artists.

The Magic of Paper Clay: Spaza Art

Paper Clay Workshops: 5th, 12th, 19th November 2011

2011 Jean-Claude Reynal Scholarship

A 10,000 EUR grant awarded to a young artist for studies abroad. The Jean-Claude Reynal Foundation, under the auspices of the Foundation of France, in collaboration with the Fine Arts School of Bordeaux, offers an annual grant of 10,000 EUR to enable a young artist, who works directly on paper, to travel to a country of his/her choice for a period of 6 months maximum.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Critical Studies Fellowship

Cranbrook Academy of Art—a preeminent graduate school of art, design and architecture—seeks applicants working in the fields of Critical Theory and/or Contemporary Craft, Art and Design Theory for a one-semester residential teaching fellowship for Fall 2012. Candidates with an emphasis in craft are particularly encouraged to apply for 2012. Please note that we are not seeking candidates who are primarily studio artists.

Bag Factory: Animation Workshop

The Bag Factory is offering the opportunity for visual artists and others interested in animation to apply for an animation workshop starting on 7 November and running for a week and four days.

Application Call: 24 Hour Suburban Residency 2011 / 2012

Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art is sending out an open call for artists, writers, curators (etc) to participate in a one day residency programme in Johannesburg this Summer.

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