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Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowships

The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce two postdoctoral fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for outstanding scholars who have recently earned PhDs (or equivalent degrees from foreign universities) and wish to pursue curatorial careers in art museums.

Invitation for expressions of interest: exhibition design conceptualisation and corporate identity

NELM (National English Literary Museum) Grahamstown is seeking the services of a design consultant with the requisite knowledge and experience to work in conjunction with the project team and NELM’s curatorial staff to plan and conceptualise the various elements of the exhibition space, design exhibition furniture and fittings, lighting, graphics, multi-media interactive exhibits etc. and to develop a new corporate identity for NELM.


VANSA, the CCDI and BASA have been working with the national Department of Arts and Culture around the development and realisation of a creative programme for the COP17 event, complementing and synergising with existing initiatives, and in close cooperation with the Department of Environmental Affairs. VANSA worked on the visual and public art aspects of the programme, and together with a diversity of partners and our network, have managed to pull together a range of compelling projects in a short space of time.

UCT Employment opportunity (Technical Assistant: Painting)

The Michaelis School of Fine Art is looking to appoint a Technical Assistant in Painting to provide technical support for staff and students in the Painting Section. Technical support includes assisting students in the diversity of processes required for their practical projects and assisting staff with demonstrations and research projects.

Royal College of Art: Postgraduate study in London with bursaries

RCA School of Humanities announces call for applications for Postgraduate study with bursaries for Academic Year 2012-13.

UC San Diego, University Art Gallery, 2012 Curatorial Fellow/Academic Specialist

The UCSD University Art Gallery (UAG) is pleased to invite applications for the 2012 Curatorial Fellowship Program. The University Art Gallery is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. This unique program provides a paid fellowship for curators in the early stages of their careers (beginning Fall 2012).

Call for Applications: U-40 Africa Executive Coordinator

"U40 AFRICA" is part of a global network which aims to contribute to the implementation of the UNESCO Convention of Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The Steering Committee of “U40 AFRICA” wishes to appoint an Executive Coordinator for the network.

Art Talk in Cape Town: Venice Biennale

Cape Town based arts journalist, writer and critic, Sean O’ Toole, will present an illustrated Art Talk about the 2011 Venice Biennale and African content in particular, at 6 Spin Street, Cape Town, on Tuesday 22 November at 6.30pm. The Art Talk is the penultimate in a monthly series hosted by the African Arts Institute.

Call for Applications - European Exchange Academy Turkey

The program of EEA12-TURKEY, CUNDA revolves around the notion that the single most important knowledge an artist can posses is the understanding of his or her own practice. Without this understanding, acquired skills - be it technical or theoretical - will remain isolated entities. At best, and with a good portion of luck, these skills will result in sporadic successful works of art.

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.

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