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VANSA seeks to appoint an Office Manager based in Johannesburg. The appointed manager will support the Director in the implementation of VANSA’s strategy primarily in the areas of financial management, oversight and operations management.

Goethe on Main: Call for Proposals 2016

The Goethe-Institut is known worldwide for promoting intercultural engagement through fostering dialogue and exchange in the arts. GoetheOnMain (GoM) was developed by the Goethe-Institut South Africa and launched in May 2009 at Arts on Main in Johannesburg as a non-commercial, artist-run project space – an exceptional free platform in a city where cultural spaces are either commercially or governmentally managed. The multi-disciplinary GoetheOnMain has since hosted a wide range of exhibitions, workshops, events and performances; including visual art, literature, film, music, dance and theatre projects.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Public Art and the Power of Place

In 1974, Dollar Brand (now Abdullah Ibrahim) released the song Mannenberg – Is Where It’s Happening in reaction to forced removals. It became an unofficial anthem for the anti-apartheid struggle, demonstrating how artistic response may reveal the power of place in times of crisis. 21 years into South Africa’s democracy the spatial legacy of apartheid remains. The art sector is part of this landscape, and is still primarily anchored in the affluent City Bowl.

Applications open for BASA programmes: Eastern Cape

Applications are now open for arts organisations in the Eastern Cape to be part of Business and Arts South Africa’s BASA Basics and Dynamic programme.

Internship Toolkit: Book 1 of the VANSA Professional Practice Toolkit Series

The Visual Arts Network of South Africa, in partnership with Africalia, has run an internship programme for arts organisations around South Africa for a number of years.

Call for applications: AMA Mobility Grants programme - Session 28

AMA is now accepting applications for projects taking place between September 15, 2015 and January 15, 2016.

Call for Submissions: JAR Issue 9 – Winter 2015

The Journal for Artistic Research is the publishing space for a growing community of artistic researchers, interested in archiving, disseminating and discussing their work.

OPEN CALL: Still (the) Barbarians - EVA International

2016 is a meaningful year for Ireland as it marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a moment of great significance in the struggle for liberation from British colonial rule. Responding to the context of the centenary, EVA International 2016 curated by Koyo Kouoh will be entitled Still (the) Barbarians and will investigate the post-colonial condition of Ireland as a point of departure from where artistic reflections, critical redefinitions and political transformations are articulated.

Department of Arts & Culture Internship Opportunity

The Department of Arts and Culture invites applications for Internship opportunities that currently exist within the Department. The Programme will run for a period of 12 months. The closing date for applications is 5 June 2015.

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