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Dear artists, artist groups, art collectives and gallerists: We invite you to submit artworks for the seventh Joburg Fringe. The 2014 Joburg Fringe is being held from 21st to the 24th August 2014

Flaggfabrikken - Center for Contemporary Art

Flaggfabrikken – Center for Contemporary Art is offering the opportunity to undertake a one month residency for four artists in Bergen, Norway. With the financial support from the municipality of Bergen we will offer each artist: a studio, accommodation, paid travel expenses (Maximum 5000 NOK) and a daily allowance of 200 NOK/day during the artist’s stay.

Visual Studies Lecturer & Subject Coordinator

Stellenbosch Academy is looking to fill the position of Visual Studies lecturer and Subject Coordinator for the first, second and third year classes within the BA degree. This position will be for the second semester of 2014 onwards.

Lovell Tranyr Art Trophy - Dates Extended

Due to the expansion of the Lovell Gallery annual artist competition across Africa, with logistics sponsorship from Tranyr, moving it from a South African to a Pan-African competition, we have decided to extend the entry phase to give all artists additional time to participate.

Goodman Gallery Receptionist vacancy

Goodman Gallery is recruiting a receptionist for our Johannesburg branch. The position will involve a combination of reception work, general administration, and customer relations.


Arterial Network, a dynamic network of individuals, organizations, and institutions engaged in the African creative and cultural sector, seeks an experienced full time Chapter and Project Manager based in Cape Town.

Swedish Innovations – South African Interpretations: Photo Competition

Swedish Innovations – South African Interpretations is a photo competition hosted by the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria. The competition is open to all South Africans. Creative South African interpretations of Swedish innovations are encouraged. Selected entries will be featured on an exhibition, and in a publication.

Project Fund for ‘Visual Arts and Social Innovation’

Long term support for independent visual arts organizations focusing on collaborative art practices and social innovation

#CreativeHustle: Visual Art Riot Masterclass

Presented by Live Magazine SA and British Council Connect ZA. In partnership with Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival (presented by Constitution Hill in association with Kalshnikovv Gallery)

REVOLUTION ROOM: Publication & Call for participation

VANSA and Picha, will be continuing the next stage of the Revolution Room project with an update of the website, the launch of our mini online publication for the Johannesburg iteration of Revolution Room as well as initiating further research and beginning with the commissioning of projects.

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