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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VANSA and Arterial Network lobby NLDTF

In October of 2014 VANSA, together with Arterial Network South Africa, made an urgent submission to the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) who oversee the NLDTF to urge changes to their draft amendments bill for funding to the arts.

Journey with an Artist: open call for artists to volunteer

Your participation would be more than taking a stand against xenophobia, or raising awareness about the challenges facing refugees. It would primarily be about enabling young children (between 6 and 12) to express themselves through an intimate learning journey with a practising artist.

Fresh Produce 2015

Turbine Art Fair together with VANSA host Fresh Produce 2015. This exhibition is supported by RMB and curator Zanele Mashumi has selected work by young artists at the beginning of their careers from around South Africa, to be exhibited as part of the Fresh Produce Exhibition at the Turbine Art Fair which will take place in July 2015.

Photography Incubator Programme: Call for Applications

The Market Photo Workshop, with the support of the Department of Arts and Culture, has developed an opportunity for established photographers to refine and expand their practice.


Art Eye Gallery is a new vibrant, dynamic investment art and contemporary art space, which celebrates African artworks and sensibilities. It is through an investigation of African art making, that we have located our space as a platform on which a number of artists are given artistic freedom, within a picturesque exhibition space.

Volunteering at Invisible Borders

The Invisible Borders Trans-African Organisation is run by passionate artists with unflinching belief in the ideals of the project. The task of keeping the organisation running on a daily basis is challenging. The workload of the organisation is increasing daily as we become more active, and ambitious.

Call for Applications for 2 half-week Gallery Assistant posts

This is an opportunity to be part of the Imibala Gallery Summer Season 2015/2016 when the Imibala Gallery in Bright Street, Somerset West, will be opening for extended hours for Summer 2015/2016.

National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Bursaries

The NFVF’s goal is to stimulate training and development to make the film and television industry more accessible for previously disadvantaged individuals and those with financial difficulties. This goal is achieved by awarding bursaries to students to attend various tertiary institutions world wide. Bursaries are aimed at students who are hard workers, have a passion for the industry but lack the financial resources to meet their ambition.

Thupelo Exhibition Call

Thupelo Cape Town is inviting all artists who have participated in a Thupelo workshop (1985 to 2015) to contribute work to an exhibition celebrating 30 years of bridging cultures, concepts, countries and continents while making art in a Thupelo workshop. Friends of Thupelo are most welcome to donate work for this exhibition.

Fourthwall Books is looking for a designer

Fourthwall Books is looking for a designer with a portfolio that shows a talent for book and editorial design. Candidates should be comfortable working independently, in a non-traditional office environment, and with receiving instructions remotely.

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