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Arts Collaboratory and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia are cooperating to offer two artists, curators, or researchers, related to Arts Collaboratory institutions in Africa, Asia or the Middle East, the opportunity to develop a project during a residency in Colombia. The project should focus on art and its potential for social and/or environmental change.

Sematsatsa Library Open Call to Female Art Practitioners

Sematsatsa Library Pty (Ltd) is an organisation founded in November 2013 and to date has been involved in various literary projects, workshops as well as creative social events.

Prints on Paper Workshop Marathon

Prints on Paper will be hosting an exciting Printmaking Workshop Marathon in Johannesburg in November and December 2015. The programme includes silkscreen, sketchbook making, linocut, monotype, subtractive silkscreen and textile dying workshops.

NAC calls for three year arts organisation funding

The National Arts Council (NAC) is inviting registered arts organisations/companies active in the disciplines of Craft, Dance, Literature, Multi-discipline, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts to apply for three year Arts Organisation Support Funding.

Three vacancies at the University of the Free State

Coordinator Programme for Innovation in Artform Development and two Intern Programme for Innovation in Artform Development positions available.

BEACON // Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum at VANSA

Join us for the opening of BEACON at VANSA on Wednesday 25 November from 6pm. Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum's installation BEACON forms part of the "Minga Exploring Utopia" project together with other Arts Collaboratory partners.

Librarian at Open Window Institute

In the pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the Open Window Institute wishes to invite applications for the vacancy of academic librarian. The successful candidate will join enthusiastic academics and professionals in Open Window Institute– an interdisciplinary Higher Education Institution comprising School of Design Studies, School of Film Arts, School of Interaction Arts and School of Animation Arts.

EKURHULENI Visual Arts Stakeholder Engagement Session - Springs Community Hall

The SRAC Department of the City of Ekurhuleni’s Visual Arts and Crafts Section will be hosting a Stakeholders Engagement Session for the Visual Arts Sector, in association with The Visual Arts Network of South Africa. The Stakeholder Engagement Session represents the Department’s ongoing commitment to work effectively with its stakeholders and continue to improve performance, increase efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.

Cultural Policy & Civil Society Survey

Please take a couple of minutes to fill in this survey. The purpose of this research is to explore the perception and impact of cultural policy on civil society in South Africa, and to engage with the relationship between culture and development.

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