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Applications for 2015 Session of The Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism

You are invited to apply for a place in the 2015 Session of The Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism. The 2015 Session will take place in Johannesburg (South Africa) from June 28 to July 8, 2015. Its theme is Bios, Techné and the Manufacture of Happiness. The JWTC was founded in 2008 as an independent platform for experimenting with theory in the global South. Since 2012, it has been located within the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).

XX: Celebrating women artists of the Eastern Cape - open call

ArtEC and the Department of Arts and Culture invite you to take part in an exciting exhibition that honors female artists of the Eastern Cape. XX is an open themed exhibition; artists are, therefore, encouraged to engage with any topic that pertains to their lives as women, in any medium of their choice. High quality, finished and ready to hang work that reflects the caliber of the exhibition is required.

Foto Fence project Open Call

At the end of last year the Festival announced the Foto Fence competition devised by Rhodes University lecturer and photographer Brent Meistre, as part of the Creative City initiative. This competition forms part of the Creative City initiative in partnership with The National Arts Festival, The European Union and Rhodes University. The idea behind this was to encourage and identify up and coming photographers to enter and win the chance to be mentored and trained as photographers.

Paid Internship position at VANSA

VANSA is looking for an intern to join our organisation for the next 8 months to assist in general office administration, and specifically to assist in the logistics, management and development of the Revolution Room project. The position is based in New Doornfontein, Johannesburg.

UNESCO Internship Opportunities for Young African Professionals 2015 (All costs covered)

Two internships will run in 2015, one at the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) in Midrand (South Africa) and one at EPA in Porto-Novo (Benin). AWHF was launched in 2006 to support African State Parties in implementing the UNESCO Convention on the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. EPA was established in 1998 and is a post-graduate university institution specialised in the preservation and promotion of both tangible and intangible heritage.

Wits Art Museum Seeks Museum Education Intern

WAM is searching for a skilled and motivated young person to serve as a Museum Education Intern at WAM. The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for that individual to substantively contribute to the work of, and learn from, the education curator Leigh Blanckenberg.

Subsidised Conference Registration Available

Arts and Culture to sponsor ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference registration through Mzansi Golden Economy. The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is proud to support the Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) and University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture Conference under the theme “Creatives Make It Happen.” The conference, presented in partnership with the British Council Connect ZA, will take place from 08 – 10 March 2015 at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in Gauteng.

Project Co-ordinator and Office Assistant Positions at UNIMA

UNIMA SA defines visual performance as interactive artistic expression using visual imagery, puppetry, objects, video, art and multimedia. UNIMA SA organizes regular public events, circulates a quarterly newsletter and maintains a website to facilitate communication and networks between professionals and with the public. UNIMA SA also researches and supports communication between African puppeteers and with the international puppetry community. UNIMA is looking to hire a Project Co-ordinator and and Office Assistant.

Vacancy at the National Museum, Bloemfontein

The National Museum, situated in the heart of Bloemfontein, in the Free State of South Africa, is widely regarded as one of the best managed and administered museums in South Africa.


The Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka announces its interdisciplinary African Arts Conference Series in honour of Nigerian and other African scholars who have made landmark contributions to the humanities. Under the banner “Anya Fulu Ugo”, the maiden edition will be in honour of Professors El Anatsui and Obiora Udechukwu.

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