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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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2015-08-26
CONNECTED: call for youth participants, a digital assistant & a stage manager

Calls for Participation for CONNECTED, an upcoming theatre-making and digital arts collaboration with Told By An Idiot Theatre Company in London. This project is part of the SA-UK Seasons Joint Projects Programme and will take place in October at the National School of the Arts Theatre.

2015-08-25
Rabbit Island Residency 2016 – Call for Applications

Artists from any discipline are invited to apply for a summer residency on Rabbit Island. Residents immerse themselves in this unique, remote wilderness, challenging their creative practice and responding to notions of conservation, ecology, sustainability, and resilience.

2015-08-25
Applications for BASA Education Programme now open

Applications are now open for the second, year-long Business and Arts South Africa Education Programme, supported by RMB.

2015-08-24
SPECIAL PROJECT OPEN CALL FOR 1,384 IMAGE SUBMISSIONS

What is the role of the image, today, in documenting or communicating social experience and political change? In considering this question for the 10th edition of the biennale the curators will construct and present a dynamic public archive or image repository attesting to how Malians, Africans, and the broader global citizenry have used images to document forms of social or political changes in their lives, as well as images that offer alternative representations of everyday life experiences. In the end, what do we want to visually retain about recent histories, from an individual or collective perspective?

2015-08-24
‘White Curtains’/ group exhibition

As part of the VANSA initiated To-Let Project, White Curtains features a selection of multi-disciplinary artists who live, work and think in Sea Point. Together they create a free space that ignites contemplation and critical conversation.

2015-08-19
Video Competition and Ambassador Program for Ghost

Ghost: the Television and Video platform targeting independent artists in various genres, including music, dance, poetry, film, acting, animation, comedy, stunts, and overall entertainment is currently running a competition and Ambassador Program.

2015-08-20
NATIONAL GALLERY IN BULAWAYO 2016 RESIDENCY AND EXHIBITION PROPOSAL: open call

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is inviting artists wishing to present new ideas and projects in the context of the Bulawayo gallery space and emerging independent curators committed to developing their professional practice are invited to submit exhibition and residency applications and proposals for the 2016 season.

2015-08-18
Muscat: Bait al Zubair – The Art Residency Programme 2015-6

Bait al Zubair International Residency Programme provides artists based outside the Sultanate of Oman with the opportunity to work in Muscat for a period of up to one month.

2015-08-18
Call for Applications: Cultural Accelerator Programme

The African Arts Institute is now accepting applications from young cultural entrepreneurs who operate in Townships of the Greater Western Cape Region in South Africa to take part in a new Cultural Accelerator.

2015-08-17
AVA DIRECTOR VACANCY 2015

The Association for Visual Art, in partnership with Spier, is an independent non-profit community-based organisation and gallery located in Cape Town’s CBD.

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