VANSA operates as a development agency for the visual arts in South Africa, promoting connection, access and innovation in our industry. This website has been developed as an up-to-the minute resource, providing information, advice and tools for artists, businesses and organisations, as well as providing a platform for research, awareness and discussion around key industry issues. 

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Prince Claus Mobility Fund

The Prince Claus Fund’s Mobility Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners. The Mobility Fund is open as per 28 February 2017.

L'Atelier Competition Registration

We would like to inform you that the submission deadline for the 2017 L'Atelier competition has been changed to later in the year. L'Atelier is dedicated to enabling and empowering young artists across the African continent to give rise to a new generation of artists on the global stage.

INNER NATURE EXHIBITION: open call for video work

In its third edition, INNER NATURE EXHIBITION has consolidated its reputation as an independent international exhibition about art, ecology and contemplation. Its interdisciplinary and decentralized vocation transcends the conventional form of audiovisual festivals to include other strategies for mobilizing and connecting very different territories around the world.

DEFSA 2017 Conference: call for abstracts

2016 marked a watershed year in the history of South African Higher Education when students called for decolonised education. The topic will be deliberated at the 14th National Design Education Conference of the Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA), hosted by the Tshwane University of Technology’s Faculty of the Arts and Inscape Education Group from 27 – 29 September 2017 at Freedom Park, Tshwane.

Free Online Arts Management Course

What makes a successful arts and cultural organization? Led by DeVos Institute Chairman Michael M. Kaiser and President Brett Egan, this course will introduce you to a management theory called the Cycle which supports thriving arts and cultural organizations. Learning from our work with managers from over 80 countries around the world, the DeVos Institute developed the Cycle as a simple, but powerful tool to assist managers in their effort to respond to an increasingly complex environment and propel their institutions to excellence.

Graduate Internships at Iziko SA National Gallery, Cape Town

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain experience and skills in all aspects of professional work within Iziko Art Collections. They will be given guidance and will work alongside professional curators and conservators, assisting with specific projects.

Fresh Produce

We're pleased to announce the candidates who will be granted the opportunity to have their art exhibited at the Turbine Art Fair, taking place in July 2017.

3 Vacancies at Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

Goodman Gallery Cape Town is looking to expand our team and has three available vacancies: Production Manager; After Sales & Inventory; and Gallery Assistant/Administrator

Call for arts management training apprentices

Two aspirant arts management trainers in the Eastern Cape will receive an opportunity to develop their facilitation, training and mentorship skills.

Arts & Health Newsletter: Call for Content

The Free State Arts & Health Programme will be compiling a triannual newsletter for the practice of Arts & Health in South Africa.

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