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Competition for an artwork or artworks for the new National English Literary Museum

A new museum building is under construction for NELM in Worcester Street, Grahamstown by the National Department of Public Works. The project is being funded by the National Department of Arts and Culture. The project budget includes an amount to fund the creation of a significant artwork or works to complement the building precinct.

Open Call for Interactive Art Exhibition at BAT Centre

Digital Art can be understand as any kind of art that has its source or inspiration in our increasingly digitalized environment. This can include drawings, prints, digital media, films and animations, photos, installations and much more.

Fourthwall Books - Sales Rep position

Fourthwall Books, independent publisher of books on art, photography and architecture, is looking for a sales rep.

Disaster relief for Cultural Heritage

Where cultural heritage has been adversely affected by conflict, natural or manmade disaster, the Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme at the Prince Claus Fund can offer help. CER can consider funding proposals that aim to stabilise the situation in the immediate aftermath of disaster in countries within Africa, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe or the Caribbean. We act as a “cultural ambulance”, providing immediate support to halt the continued deterioration of a situation, as well as providing first relief.

Communications Manager British Council Connect ZA – Johannesburg Office

The successful candidate will lead on communicating with the public online and offline around the arts team’s Connect ZA programme


Remaking Place, a symposium on public art will be presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) from 8 to 14 March 2015.

Space Between A-I-R: Artist Residency Program

Space Between supports international and local graduate students, emerging and established artists, designers, creative’s and curator’s with an affordable residency program located in Woodstock, Cape Town launching in 2015.

Call for Applications: Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam

The Fine Arts department is looking for eager, active, and ambitious students who are willing to participate in group tutorials, workshops and other forms education. We are looking authentic makers and thinkers who are open to fundamental reflection on their work. A sound background in art or possession of equivalent expertise in affiliated fields is required.

CALL FOR EXPERTS: Expanding an Expert Facility for the implementation of the 2005 Convention

The purpose of this open call is to renew and diversify the Expert Facility, both in terms of expertise and equitable geographical representation (experts from Arab States, Africa, Asia-Pacific are currently underrepresented).

Manager position at SAMRO Foundation

The above vacancy exists within SAMRO Foundation, a non-profit organisation that manages the Corporate Social Investment portfolio of The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO). This position will report to the Managing Director: SAMRO Foundation.

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