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 Arts & Media Projects for Youth: Vacancy at Keleketla!

Keleketla! Library is looking for a part-time After School Programme Coordinator in Arts & Media projects for youth.


HumanEarth is a series of exhibitions centered around the theme of human interaction with nature, to raise awareness for the ways in which we harm the planet and also the ways that we are living in harmony with it.

Register now for the Advanced Programme in Photography

Registration is now open for the year-long Advanced Programme in Photography (AP), offered at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg. The Advanced Programme is aimed at developing contemporary photographers. The course is designed to give you the structure necessary to explore, in your preferred genre, an independent and self-motivated body of photographic work as well as a comprehensive portfolio.

Edward Ruiz Mentorship - Call for Applications

The Market Photo Workshop, in association with AngloGold Ashanti invites you to apply for the Edward Ruiz Mentorship. Applications are open to all emerging photograhers creating work within the bounds of Southern Africa

ASSEMBLAGE: Peer Mentoring Group Sessions 27 July

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

Artist Portfolio: An Introduction to Documenting and Presenting Your Artwork

The aim of this workshop is to teach the artist basic photography, lighting, editing and presentation skills to be used for documenting and presenting their own work and working process in the form of a professional portfolio.

Cambridge/Africa Collaborative Research Programme 2012-13

The Centre of African Studies invites applications for the Collaborative Research Programme around the theme of Art and Museums in Africa from candidates in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Travel Grants to Attend CIMAM's 2011 Annual Conference

CIMAM – International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern and Contemporary Art – is pleased to offer approximately twenty-four grants to support the attendance of contemporary visual art professionals from developing countries to CIMAM's 2011 Annual Conference ‘Museums and the City’ that will be held in Ljubljana and Zagreb from November 14th to 16th, 2011. Application Deadline 1 July 2011

New Director Needed for Greatmore Studios

After successfully steering Greatmore Art Studios for two and a half years, Kate Tarrat Cross is vacating the post of Director to pursue new development opportunities. Greatmore Studios thus seeks a new Director who can build on the solid foundations laid and give inspired leadership and direction to its work.

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