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NEW LISTINGS

01.06.04 Vacancy for position of Editor-in-chief
01.06.04 Call for Proposals:
Negotiate at the Johannesburg Art Gallery
01.06.04 Space to hire at the old Bijou, Cape Town
01.06.04 The Commonwealth Photographic Awards for young photographers
01.06.04 (Image)ining Resistance: Call for papers
01.06.04 National Creative Arts Youth Festival Visual Arts Competition at DIT Gallery

SERVICES & COURSES OFFERED

03.03.04 2004 Performing and Visual Arts Courses at CAP
01.03.03 Documentation of artwork

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

01.05.04 Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting Newmediafest 2004
01.05.04 Publication on the Cultural Industry in Africa
01.05.04 Art at War - The Artist's Voice: call for submissions
01.04.04 Philip L. Ravenhill Fellowship
01.04.04 SASOL New Signatures Competition
15.02.04 Teacher sought at Artist Proof Studio
15.02.04 Call for entries to Mongolia's first international exhibition 03.02.04 2004 Commonwealth Photographic Awards
03.02.04 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme
03.02.04 Three artists wanted for project in Tilburg, Holland
20.12.03 Call for applications for Thupelo Workshops
01.11.03 AVA invites submissions
01.11.03 Call for Artists: 2004 Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Prints
01.11.03 ArtSPACE Durban calls for exhibition proposals for 2004
15.10.03 My Mission: call for submissions
15.09.03 Donate your art to aids orphans auction website

SUNDRY

01.05.04 Girls Night Out looking for sponsorship



NEW LISTINGS

Vacancy for position of Editor-in-chief

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Editor-in-chief. This is a senior position that requires the incumbent to manage the entire workings of the site. The position is NOT a full-time position and would suit an individual, or collective of individuals, with project management experience in the visual arts and/ or on-line publishing field.

The general duties of the incumbent editor are as follows:

To define an editorial direction for the website over a six month period;
To implement this policy in conjunction with the website's existing regional editors and other contributing editors;
To set monthly submission deadlines and follow up in-house and freelance contributions as well as handle ad hoc queries relating to the site;
To screen all content submissions before passing these on the sub-editor;
To write the opening page editorial statement;
To report activities to editorial board, at defined intervals; and
To promote the site to the media and subscriber database.

ArtThrob is an independently managed visual arts interest website with an average of 80,000 original page impressions per month, with an equal split between local and international readership. The site has over 1200 subscribers on its database. The position of Editor-in-chief requires a high degree of diligence, consummate editing and writing skills and the ability to work independently. The position will be remunerated commensurate with the skills of the successful applicant.

Please send your letter of intent (in email form), along with a detailed CV to: editor@artthrob.co.za

Call for Proposals: Negotiate at the Johannesburg Art Gallery

The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) is calling for proposals from artists/ art groups /collaborations/ musicians/ performers/ cultural theorists and critics for 'Negotiate', a series of four exhibitions, from August - November 2004, in response to South Africa's 10 Years of Democracy Celebration.

Facilitated by aThirdparty, the project will explore the process of 'negotiation' as integral to democratic principles, as well as a necessary tool within the context of the JAG. It is to span a four-month period, and focus on the production of younger artists from around the country. The project comprises the following four distinct, but related, exhibitions:

August 7, 2004
Intercession - 1) The act of interceding esp. by prayer.
2) An instance of this, esp. a prayer on behalf of another.

September 4, 2004
Intervention - 1) The act or an instance of intervening.
2) Interference, esp. by the state in another's affairs.
3) Mediation.

October 2, 2004
Arbitration - The settlement of a dispute by an arbitrator.

November 6, 2004
Conciliation - 1) To make calm and amenable; pacify.
2) The use of conciliating measures; reconcilement.

The project will require artists to participate, either in one or more of the four exhibitions, or undertake a project spanning the full four months.

Requirements:
- Participants must be between the ages of 20 and 35
- Proposals should not be more than two pages in length
- A brief CV must be attached, as well as examples of previous works wherever possible.
- The project must engage with the surrounding communities as well as the JAG.
- Artists therefore need to consider their work as functioning both within the gallery, and in the surrounding area.
- Artists have artistic licence in the interpretation of the themes.
- We are in the process of negotiating designated exhibition space, however artists are encouraged to work within and around the existing exhibitions in the gallery, and with the permanent collection housed in the gallery. From this point of origin, artists are encouraged to expand their production into the larger contextual environment of the JAG, Joubert Park and its immediate surrounds.
- As we would like to make this project as collaborative and cross-disciplinary as possible we encourage discussion between the artists as well as with us (the facilitators). Proposals need not be final and are open to discussion. Please send through preliminary ideas with this in mind. - Decisions will be based on the strength of each proposal/ concept and relevance to the project.

Final dates for submissions:
July 2, for the first exhibition, opening August 7, as well as projects spanning the four months.

August 2 for submissions for the second exhibition, opening September 4.

August 30 for submissions for the third exhibition, opening October 2.

September 27 for submissions for the fourth exhibition, opening November 6.

Contact aThirdparty directly athirdparty3@hotmail.com and forward submissions to any of the following addresses:

Simon Gush (083 393-5606) simongush@yahoo.com
Hanli Becker (083 400-8773) hanli@amitek.co.za
Hannes Olivier (073 158-1848) hannes@teachingbusiness.co.za
Lester Adams (083 515-8704) noir_post@hotmail.com

Space to hire at the old Bijou, Cape Town

Situated on Lower Main Road, Woodstock, the old Bijou is home to the Blacksmith Forge, and was previously Public Eye and Odd Enjinears headquarters as well as The Curve bar. This large Deco building was formerly a cinema and has many separate and linked spaces. Currently the front of the building from where The Curve bar was situated up to the top, including a projection room and space under the steps, the open air steps and deck, are unoccupied. This premises would suit an adventurous company with a need for space and mind-blowing offices.

For more information contact: conrad@blacksmith.co.za

The Commonwealth Photographic Awards for young photographers

The Commonwealth Photographic Awards would like to hear from more photographers aged 12 to 18 who have taken a photograph of their idea of 'Youth'. This is a chance for young photographers to express themselves and be seen, as well as win photographic equipment.

The Commonwealth Photographic Awards are open to any Commonwealth resident, with different prizes for different age-groups. The main prize (for over 18s) is �2000. This year's theme is 'Youth' and entries will be judged on the interpretation of the theme as well as technical ability.

The deadline for the Awards has now been extended to Friday June 18.

In addition to the 'The Young Snappers Prize' for 12 to 18 year olds, the 'Dan Eldon Prize' will be awarded to an 18 to 30 year old who uses his or her work for social or humanitarian purposes.

All entrants must include their date of birth in the information on the reverse of the photograph.

The winning photographs will be exhibited in Central London and other Commonwealth cities. For details on how to enter, and to view winning images from previous years, visit the 'Awards' section of our website at www.cpu.org.uk . For more information, contact:

Jane Rangeley, Training Director, Commonwealth Press Union
17 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA
Tel: +44 20 7583 7733
Fax: +44 20 7583 6868
Email: jane@cpu.org.uk
Website: www.cpu.org.uk

(Image)ining Resistance: Call for papers

We are seeking contributions for a collection of essays tentatively entitled '(Image)ining Resistance'. Our aim is to encourage interdisciplinary approaches and critical examinations that address the use of visual imagery in social and activist movements throughout history. From banners embroidered for suffragette actions, to the impact of photographs taken in Soweto in 1976, to political puppets created for recent global justice demonstrations, the intersections between visual culture and activism relate a rich history with transnational and trans-ideological import. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged, as are essays addressing a wide range of historical periods, geographic regions and protest actions.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

- the image as a tool of persuasion
- the image as a site of resistance
- "activist" art
- anarchist art
- media coverage of protests and demonstrations
- protest as performance
- culture jamming
- historical analyses of art and protest

Please submit a 500 word abstract and one page CV, including name and email address to both Keri Cronin 9jklc@qlink.queensu.ca and Kirsty Robertson 9kmr@qlink.queensu.ca by August 1, 2004.

Though we prefer email submissions, snail mail submissions can be sent to:

(Image)ining Resistance
c/o Keri Cronin and Kirsty Robertson
Department of Art
Ontario Hall
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6

Annual National Youth Festival Art Competition at the DIT Gallery

Once again the Durban Institute of Technology (DIT) gallery invites young people to submit their entries for National Creative Arts Youth Festival Visual Arts Competition, which celebrates 15 years of existence. The Aim of the competition is to stimulate creativity amongst young people from grade 0 to post- matric to display their works of art in an art gallery, and awards cash prizes to encourage the pursuit of artistic endeavors.

The competition is open to all people under the age of 21 on January 1, 2004 whether at school level, in tertiary institution and/ or working independently.

Artworks in any media are accepted. A panel of judges will select these and prizes will be awarded as a stipulated in the entry forms.

Entry forms can be collected at the Durban Art Gallery (City Hall), NSA gallery (Bulwer Rd) and at the DIT Gallery (Mansfield rd.). Electronic entry forms are also available on request. Also entry forms may be photocopied, but every work must be accompanied by its own entry form.

The closing date for submission of entries is 4pm, Wednesday August 4.

For more information contact Reginald Letsatsi

DIT Gallery, first floor, Library Block, 51 Mansfield road (Entrance through gate 2), Berea
Tel: (031) 204-2207
Fax: (031) 204-2376

SERVICES & COURSES OFFERED

2004 Performing and Visual Arts Courses at CAP

Community Arts Project still has some spaces available on their full time Performing and Visual Arts courses for 2004. We offer programmes in the fields of Art, Craft and Design and Performing Arts.

The Foundation Programme is a full-time programme running from Monday to Friday for matriculated students with little or no formal arts training. This introduces concepts and techniques in a variety of areas within the performing and visual arts and is a bridging year for learners who wish to continue with more specialised studies at a university or technikon, or who seek employment in the arts sector.

The Professional Development Programme is a flexible full-time programme for students who have completed the CAP Foundation Programme, or who have equivalent training and experience. Here they develop skills through independent project work in a particular area of the performing or visual arts and learners are linked directly to income-generating and general career development opportunities.

For more details call (021) 465-3689 or visit us at E. Sacks Futeran Building, 16 Harrington Street, Cape Town.

Email: Maria.cap@mediawks.co.za

Professional documentation

If you need any professional art documentation done for reproduction or electronic purposes, please contact me for artist friendly quotes.

I work from a studio I hire in Rosebank, Johannesburg. It�s very secure and there is a lock-up space if works needs to stay for documentation. I am also available to do location documentation for large/ permanent installations. I work on transparency, mostly medium format, but also 35mm upon request. High-resolution drum scanning can also be arranged. References are available if you're not familiar with my work.

Hannelie Coetzee
Tel: (011) 447-1529 or 082 810 1835
Email: hannelie@hanneliecoetzee.co.za
Website: www.hanneliecoetzee.co.za

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting Newmediafest 2004

www.newmediafest.org/rrf2004 global networking is preparing a feature related to Iraq - the war and the period afterwards, and is looking for proposals of net-based art works, papers, articles, comments, links etc which fit in this spectrum.

Accepted works and items must have a clearly defined copyright note and will be included in the new Iraq module to be created. Besides URLs of works or sources, certain media files are acceptable, see specifications below.

Please use this form for submitting:

1. first name/ name of artist, email, URL
2. a brief bio/ CV (not more than 300 words)
3. title and URL or type of media file
4. a short work description (not more than 300 words)
5. one screen shot (max 800x600 pixels, .jpg)

Please send your submission to rrf2004@newmediafest.org with 'Iraq' in the subject line.

Only these types of media files are accepted:

1. text - plain email, .txt or .doc
2. image -.jpg
3. movie -.swf, .dcr, .mov, .mpeg

The deadline is ongoing and as soon as submissions are accepted, they will be included and posted.

Publication on the Cultural Industry in Africa

The Italian scientific review 'Africa e Mediterraneo' (http://www.africaemediterraneo.it) is preparing the first publication on the Cultural Industry in Africa. Various issues will be studied, with their implications in the promotion of the arts in Africa, their specific characteristics and their relationship with the West. The publication will investigate various aspects of the profit and non-profit visual arts sector (role of art galleries, cultural centres, co-operations and non-government organisations), and will present public and private initiatives such as African biennials, 'public art' projects, art websites and magazines. It will also analyse the political/ economical/ cultural implications of the Western art market, including projects and financial grants regarding Africa.

Call for papers investigating the business of culture in Africa

Contributors can propose:
- critical essays
- reports on cultural projects, initiatives and businesses in Africa or in cooperation with Africa
- articles underlining various national policies and situations in Africa

'Africa e Mediterraneo' publishes articles in English, French or Italian

Deadline: June 15, 2004

For more information please contact Andrea Marchesini Reggiani redazione@africaemediterraeno.it or Iolanda Pensa io@pensa.it

The issue of "Africa e Mediterraneo" on Cultural Industry in Africa is linked to the first meeting of the Cultural Ministries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (http://www.acpsec.org/) in Dakar 2003 and to their decision to strengthen the strategy of development based on the industry of culture. To plan a development in this field, but also to understand the implications that such policies of development may have, it will be necessary to analyse the current situation of cultural industry in Africa. In the Western post-industrial world, the cultural sector is more and more developed; it evolves around products such as publications, movies, art works, information, communication and technology, products which are produced all over the world and which include African culture. In the promotion of African culture, the competition between the Western and African cultural industries can generate a strong dependency on Europe, the US and Japan, but at the same time can encourage the development of new and alternative solutions, based on a combination of global influences and local specificity. The issue will try to answer questions such as:

- What is the current situation of cultural industries in Africa?
- Which businesses work and which don't? And why?
- Who supports African cultural industries? What kind of financial grants exist? How are grants influencing African culture and projects?
- What is the point in promoting the cultural industries in Africa?
- What kind of cultural policies and politics are African countries promoting? Are the national laws in accordance with the national policies and politics?
- What is the art market in Africa? What kind of market can Western countries offer to African artists? How does the international art market work? What are its influences on the African art market and production?
- Who determines the value of a work of art?
- How do artists survive? What do they do for a living?
- How do private and public sectors work together to promote culture in Africa?
- What influence does culture have on economics, development and tourism in Africa?

The issue will be divided into three sections:

1. Cultural politics and policies in Africa and on Africa
2. The situation of cultural industries in Africa (public and private, profit and no-profit projects and businesses)
3. The situation from the prospective of the market and the artists

Art at War - The Artist's Voice

The Aldo Castillo Gallery will present an exhibition to provide a forum for all artists (established and emerging) to express their views on the current acts of war and war in general.

The gallery's social mission is to increase awareness of the significant cultural contributions of international artists and Latin American artists in particular, through exhibitions, educational programmes and live performances. Any "theatre" of war is so inconsistent with our overall mission that we feel compelled to encourage artists to express their individual perspectives as a means to further dialogue and present the multitude of opinions that surround this subject (it seems ironic that the current Iraq war is taking place in Mesopotamia, where one of the world's first civilisations and important cultures was located).

"War represents a significant regression from our potential state of grace with "God" and a deviation from humanity's original purpose, towards the purpose of "Evil". War is characterised by suffering, oppression, poverty, vanity, and disappointment, in pursuit of the false gods of money, power, racial or national dominance, and any other partisan, political cause. And all of this is expressed as pride and egotism, both forms of ignorance, by which a person falsely positions himself over others".

An exhibition of work addressing this theme will take place from September 10 to October 16, 2004. For an application form, guidelines and limitations please visit www.artaldo.com

Send images/ photos/ war statement to: the Aldo Castillo Gallery, Attention: Aldo Castillo, 233 W Huron, Chicago, IL 60610 or email info@artaldo.com

Contact: Aldo Castillo/ Director
Tel: 312-337-2536
Fax: 312-337-3627

Philip L. Ravenhill Fellowship

As the founder of the West African Museums Programme (1982-87) and Chief Curator of the National Museum of African Art (1987-97), Philip L. Ravenhill was a major creative force in the study, collection, preservation, and exhibition of African art. The Philip L. Ravenhill Fellowship is awarded annually to an African art historian, cultural anthropologist, museum curator or visual artist. The Fellowship is intended to give deserving individuals the opportunity to travel, conduct research or practice their art in North American or European museums or educational institutions. Preference is given to young or mid-career scholars or artists who have not recently had the opportunity to travel internationally. Support may be requested for periods of one to three months, and applications will be funded up to US $7500. Successful applicants will have demonstrated accomplishment in research related to or practice of contemporary or traditional African arts. Fellowship recipients will be expected to deliver one lecture or give one critique and to make themselves available to staff, faculty and students at the host institution.

All applicants must be citizens of an African country, although not necessarily currently resident on the continent. The following materials must be included in support of the application:

1. Resumé or curriculum vitae
2. A description of no more than 1000 words clearly explaining the project to be undertaken and the expected outcome (e.g. monograph, chapter, article, exhibition)
3. An official letter written by the department head of the proposed host institution (museum, art school, college, or university) confirming approval of the applicant's proposed collaboration with that institution
4. Three letters of reference from professional employers, mentors, or colleagues
5. Projected dates of travel and length of residency
6. The name and address of a contact person at the proposed host institution
7. A detailed budget including travel expenses, living expenses, and supplies
8. Visual artists should submit 10 - 20 35mm slides of recent work (or digital equivalent)

Applications should be sent to John Mack, Keeper, Ethnography Department, British Museum, Great Russell St., London WC1B 3DG

All applications are due June 15, 2004< p> Questions should be directed to Marla C. Berns, UCLA Fowler Museum berns@arts.ucla.edu

SASOL New Signatures Competition

Promoting, supporting and exposing the work of emerging artists of South Africa to the public is the drive behind the Sasol New Signatures Competition 2004. This important annual competition presented by the Association of Arts Pretoria and sponsored by SASOL is open to all artists who are older than 18 years.

Many previous winners have gone on to become highly regarded South African and international artists building an ongoing vital and dynamic foundation to the visual arts in our country.

Being one of South Africa's most prestigious art competitions, it's a must to add to your 2004 calendar. The prestige of winning, exposure you will get as an artist, and the prize money on offer are sure to get your creativity going - so start working now and create works of art that will both stimulate and challenge.

The competition prize-giving takes place on Wednesday July 21 at the Pretoria Art Museum and an exhibition of selected works will be on display at the same venue until August 19.

Submissions are to be made on Wednesday July 7 and Thursday July 8 between 10am and 4pm.

Entry forms and information on collection points will be available from April from the Association of Arts Pretoria.

Tel: (012) 346-3100
Email: artspta@mweb.co.za

Teacher sought at Artist Proof Studio

Artist Proof Studio, a community printmaking and professional printing and etching studio, has a vacancy for a Printing And Teaching Unit Manager. The newly opened studio is looking for a full time art teacher with printing and management experience to manage the teaching programme and print shop.

For further information and job requirements please contact Cara:

Email: artistp@mweb.co.za
Tel: 082 330 9859

Call for entries to Mongolia's first international exhibition

'FEEL FELT' is the first international art exhibition after the democratisation of Mongolia, in 1990. The vent is being organised by Mongolian Committee and the STOFFWECHSEL Institute. The event aims to draw Mongolia in to the international cultural circuit, and is offering 50 artists from 24 countries an opportunity to participate.

The event will take place in the city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The artworks will be shown in selected locations across the city, including public places. All the artworks will be realised on site in Mongolia with Mongolian artists and intellectuals. The artists will arrive to Mongolia three weeks before the Vernisage to finish their installations and artworks. The organisers have committed to give assistance and know how to the invited artists. In addition, Mongolian artists, designers, architectures and other professions will assist them. The invited artists will have access to workshops in Ulaanbaatar.

Proposed exhibition dates: July 3 - 31, 2005

For detailed information on conditions of entry, visit www.metacultures.org

'FeelFelt'
International Art Exhibition in Ulaanbaatar
Project Director Professor H. el Attar
PO Box 440557, 12005 Berlin, Germany

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme

In the early sixties the Swedish philanthropist couple Aschberg donated a mansion located in Ile-de-France to UNESCO. In the memory of the patrons and in conformity with the spirit of their donation, the mansion was sold in 1992 and UNESCO decided to allocate the totality of the interests perceived from the capital of the sale to the creation of the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists.

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists program was created in 1994 to open new career prospects to young artists and give them opportunities to continue their training in specialised institutions.

Since its creation, the number of fellowships granted and applications received regularly increase. Hundreds of young artists have already benefited from the program. For 2004/2005, the program proposes 57 fellowships offered by 48 partner institutions from 27 countries.

These fellowships are co-financed by the Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) and an international network of partner institutions specialised in the training of artists. IFPC was created in November 1974 during the 18th session of UNESCO General Conference. The original objective was to create a development bank designed to help cultural management turned into a financial fund to support cultural projects. Today The Fund's mission consists in offering complementary funds to artists' and entrepreneurs' projects so that cultural diversity could profit from globalisation instead of being its victim.

For more information, please consult the website: www.unesco.org/culture/ifpc

UNESCO-IFPC
1, rue Miollis 75732 Paris Cedex 15 - France
Email: dir.aschberg@UNESCO.org
Website: www.unesco.org/culture/aschberg

2004 Commonwealth Photographic Awards

The 6th annual Commonwealth Photographic Awards, organised by the Commonwealth Press Union in collaboration with the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, is an open competition for amateur and professional photographers. A special category has been created this year for Under 18's.

For full details contact Jane Rangeley on email: jane@cpu.org.uk or visit: www.cpu.org.uk

Three artists wanted for project in Tilburg, Holland

"I am planning project in public space in Dutch town Tilburg that has a partnership with Emfuline (Lekoa Vaal). We are looking for three South African artists, preferably from that area, who will be invited to come and stay for a short while (all expenses covered) to develop a proposal."

Contact Rob Moonen on email: info@robmoonen.nl

Call for applications for Thupelo Workshops

"Thupelo workshops are organised for artists by artists and are initiated in response to a need for interaction between themselves. 'The concentration of so much energy and commitment into a short period of time encourages risk-taking and experimentation that might not happen in the artist's own studio. At the same time the process of exchange that lies at the heart of the Workshops, based on the Triangle model, often has a long-term influence on the practice and sometimes the lives of the participants. The strong emphasis on process rather than product engendered by the workshops means that the work made and exhibited at the workshop open days is often not finished work." - Robert Loder.

We invite you to apply for the next regional workshop which will be held for ten days at Ulwazi School in Langa, in March 2004 (dates to be confirmed) culminating in an open day/ exhibition of work-in-progress on the final day. The workshop is open to any adult working full time in the visual arts in Cape Town. We are including in this year's workshop a few places for artists of other disciplines such as performance, music, poetry, film, etc.

Submit applications to: The Committee, Thupelo, P O Box 250, Woodstock, 7915

Please do not submit applications electronically

Your application must include -
- A motivational letter
- 6-8 images of work

Deadline for applications - February 19, 2004

For further information contact Alex (021) 447-9699
Email: artmore@mweb.co.za

In addition to the above, applications are invited for an International Thupelo Workshop to be held in September in Prince Albert in the Karoo, about four hours from Cape Town. Travel costs to and from Cape Town and specialist art materials need to be covered by the artists, while Thupelo will cover all other expenses, providing our funding is confirmed. Please state clearly on your application if you are able to obtain funding for your own participation as well as travel to and from Cape Town.

Your application must be sent to the above address and should include -
- A motivational letter
- A letter of reference
- 6-8 images of work
- CV

Deadline for applications is June 15

In the past some artists have not fully understood the unique nature of the workshop. We therefore have found it necessary to ask you to formally acknowledge having read and understood all the documentation included in this invitation as well as what is on our website www.greatmore.org.za

AVA invites submissions

The Association For Visual Arts (AVA) in Cape Town invites submissions from visual artists who wish to exhibit at AVA from 2004 onwards. The Selection Committee of the AVA meets every two months to review submissions and the next meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 19. Selection meetings take place every second month thereafter.

Interested artists should bring to the gallery six to eight works (these can be supplemented by visual material such as slides and photographs), a CV and a short letter of intent or an artist's statement. The committee is most interested in reviewing the work that the artists wish to exhibit or else their most recent works. Artists can collect their works the day after the meeting.

In addition, any curators wishing to curate exhibitions for AVA should submit proposals to AVA's Selection Committee.

AVA is committed to the ongoing promotion of art and artists, both emerging and established, both formally trained and self- taught. For more information, contact Estelle Jacobs.

Association for Visual Arts
35 Church Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 424 7436
Fax: (021) 423 2637
Email: estava@iafrica.com
Website: www.ava.co.za

Call for Artists: 2004 Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Prints

The Iowa Biennial Exhibition will exhibit an international survey of contemporary miniature prints in all 2-D media to be held beginning June 2004. There is no entry fee and up to three [3] works may be submitted.

For further details contact download a pdf (Adobe Acrobat) information sheet,
OR information@iowabiennial.com or visit www.iowabiennial.com

ArtSPACE Durban calls for exhibition proposals for 2004

ArtSPACE Durban (aSd) is looking for artists to submit proposals for exhibiting work in 2004. Contemporary work, including installations and new media with a focus on challenging embedded perceptions, is encouraged.

aSd is housed in a warehouse just off Umgeni Road in Durban in a suitably gritty industrial environment with a view of the sea. The space is robust and calls for interaction. Exhibition rentals are reasonable as the Main Gallery is R280 per week (180 sq. meters), the Middle Gallery R140 per week (50 sq. meters) and the Coffee Lounge R 60 per week (48 sq. meters). ASd can also take care of invitations (per 1000 (A6) R 550) whilst postage is R1.80 per invite.

The running wall space of the various galleries is as follows:

Main Gallery: 33 meters @ 3.5 meters high
Middle Gallery: 18.4 m @ 3 m high
Coffee Lounge 15.2 m @ 3 m high
Total 66.6 m

25% commission is charged on works sold.

For more info contact Karen on 312-0793 or 083-300-9804.

My Mission: call for submissions

'{self}_representation 2003', the new show on Le Musee di-visioniste curated by Agricola de Cologne and launched on September 30 2003, invites artists to submit to the recently initiated project 'My Mission', a collection of textual self-representations in form of artistic statements.

Please send your statement as a short text in plain email format (no more than 500 words), stating how you see your mission as an artist.

'My mission' is an ongoing project with an open end, so you can send your statement at any time, there is no deadline.

All serious entries will be immediately included.

Send submissions to info@le-musee-divisioniste.org with 'My Mission' in the subject line.

www.le-musee-divisioniste.org or www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/start1.htm

Donate your art to AIDS orphans auction website

Last year the Art for AIDS Orphans auction raised over a million rands for AIDS orphans. Organizer Nicci Bailey is currently setting up a permanent charity website gallery, www.art4aids.co.za, and are requesting that all artists who would like to donate a piece for this worthy cause to log onto our site.

Contact: Nicci Bailey
Email: beezy@beezybailey.co.za

SUNDRY

Girls Night Out looking for sponsorship

'Girls Night Out' is a thematic group show of invited artists to be held as part of the third Month of Photography festival, February 15 - March 20, 2005 at the João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town.

Curators Tracy Lindner Gander and Geeta Chagan, are looking for like-minded businesses/ individuals to sponsor the event. Finances are required to cover artwork production costs, venue rental, and the creation and production of marketing material, which includes exhibition invitations and a catalogue.

The aim of the show is to promote an awareness of the wide range of artists/ photographic styles employed by artists living in South Africa - to break with the largely male-oriented view of contemporary South African life as expressed through traditional photographic practice. To this end, both emerging and established artists have been invited to participate in the exhibition.

Participating artists include: Bridget Baker, Lien Botha, Claire Breukel, Katherine Bull, Arnold Erasmus, Tracy Lindner Gander, Dorothee Kreutzveldt, Sarah Nankin, Varenka Paschke, Claire Sarembock, Lance Slabbert, Penny Siopis and Sue Williamson. For biographical information on participating artists, please point your browser to www.joaoferrieragallery.com/gno/bios.html

Please contact the curators for additional information.

Tracy: (021) 448-8750 or 083 254-9167, email: tracy@fur.co.za Geeta: (021) 423-5403 (o/h) or 082 218-4882, email: geetzy@yahoo.com

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