The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) ArtReach programme is calling for submissions by artists and curators, living and working in South Africa, for assistance for projects to be undertaken under its auspices. Thanks to ongoing fundraising projects with Strauss & Co. and a host of established visual artists (through AVA winter productions 2016 and 2017) the organisation will be able to assist with expenses that many young and upcoming art practitioners find daunting. Specifically these expenses include production materials, gallery and exhibition costs such as rentals and promotion, and at times studio rental, marketing or mentoring.
An important mandate for nurturing the arts, creativity, and talent, the ArtReach programme was initiated in the late 1980s. Over the years it has funded a broad spectrum of artists’ needs and launched several emerging artists who have gone on to achieve success.