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The Tulipamwe International Artists’ Workshop is a non-profit making community outreach project, since 2014 under the auspices of the National Art Gallery of Namibia. The objective of the project is to stimulate local art awareness and skills development.

Junior Fellows & Co-ordinator for Creativity and Arts in Activism

Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education has vacancies: Junior Fellows & Co-ordinator for Creativity and Arts in Activism

Vrystaat Kunstefees 2017 / Vrystaat Arts Festival 2017

The deadline is around the corner. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of Vrystaat Arts Festival 2017!

OPEN CALL: Visible Tones: active visualisations of blackness

To activate visual discourse around the themes in the exhibition, artists, photographers and general public are invited to post portraits on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for Visible Tones: active visualisations of blackness.

Boda Boda Lounge Project 2016 / Video Art Screening

The second biennial Boda Boda Lounge Project is a cross-continental video art project that practices creating an Africa without borders. Boda Boda Lounge is hosted by 15 arts organisations across the continent on the weekend of 18 – 20 November. The project invites African video artists, enthusiasts and radical dreamers to experience the audio visual musings of 30 artists from 11 different countries on the continent.

Gallery Assistant at gallery 2

Gallery 2 in Parkwood, Johannesburg is hiring an assistant.

Market Photo Workshop: Call for trainers

The Market Photo Workshop is looking to hire trainers for multiple courses for 2017.

Launch of South Africa’s biggest serious game competition

Are you serious about games? Interested in the use of games to bring about social impact and innovation? We’re launching South Africa’s biggest serious game competition to engage communities in re-imagining their spaces for economic prosperity.

The 2017 ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Program

The ASRI Future Leaders program develops young people for the NGO and Government sectors, and therefore recruits individuals who are socially and politically active in their communities.

Best Practice Guide for the Visual Arts in South Africa - Information Session: Johannesburg

VANSA invites you to an Information Session for the Best Practice Guide for the Visual Arts in South Africa in Johannesburg on 26 November 2016.

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