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CCDI After Dark Creative Classes

The Cape Craft & Design Institute is running a new pilot project consisting of a series of multi-disciplinary evening courses that are facilitated by various creatives based in Cape Town.

ACT presents master classes in the Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape organisations are invited to apply to participate in upcoming arts administration master classes.

Artist studio space to share in Kalk Bay

Artist studio space to share in trendy Kalk Bay opposite Dale Brook Pool. In walking distance to all the local art galleries.

NEW DIMENSIONS - open call

Call for entries for the second New Dimensions Workshop, Cape Town, July 24-28. The first New Dimensions VR projects from Kenya, Senegal and Ghana are now on the festival circuit. Each of these works offer a view of the vibrant, diverse and ever-changing cultural landscape of contemporary Africa.

ICAC: International Conference on African Cultures - Calls for Papers & Conference Participation

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is seeking new and in-progress research papers to be presented at the International Conference on African Cultures (ICAC).

Coordinator: Events: Zeitz MOCAA

The purpose of the Event Coordinator is to market, coordinate and execute events within the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa space. In particular, there is a focus on coordinating between the internal café and event operator (which will execute all events in the Museum) and the Zeitz MOCAA team.

GENIUS LOCI WEIMAR Competition 2017

All interested artists are invited to submit their concept ideas for the Genius Loci Weimar Festival between the opening date of 27 February 2017 up to the deadline of 09 April 2017.

International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) - Launch of the 8th call for funding

The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) has opened a call for funding.


Visual Arts Residency / Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

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