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4.11.05 CAPE seeks Art Director
4.11.05 Call for Applications Art Omi International Artists Residency
4.11.05 World Press Photo contest 2006
4.11.05 Global Arts Village Fellowships
4.11.05 Call for proposals: 'UPLOAD' 2006 Workshops in Cape Town
4.11.05 Everard Read Art Award 2006
4.11.05 Studio space available in Cape Town

7.10.05 Call for proposals - Minilaboratories, SESSIONS eKAPA 2005
7.10.05 Anima 2006, Brussels calls for submissions
7.10.05 Part time course in Creative Digital Audio Techniques
7.10.05 Lecturing post in Fine Art available
7.10.05 Lecturer in Fine Art (Discourse, Theory and Practice of Art) post available
7.10.05 Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage


02.09.05 2005 MTN School Art Awards calls for entries
02.09.05 Beautiful Struggle: The Thousand Word Project calls for submissions

02.09.05 Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture: Call for Papers

5.08.05 Submissions invited for work to be sold in a variety of venues worldwide

1.07.05 Call for radical art graphics for U.S. art book

3.06.05 Unseen City invites contributions

09.05.05 Video Channel calls for proposals

26.04.05 Images sought for South African tourism book

04.03.05 Enjin Museum of Dead Media calls for contributions

07.01.05 Tsunami - call for submissions

04.12.04 Exhibition workshops for 2006 Commonwealth Games

05.11.04 The Surface-online invites contributions

02.08.04 Gallery in Georgia, USA seeks South African artists

01.05.04 Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting Newmediafest 2004

01.11.03 AVA invites submissions

15.10.03 My Mission: call for submissions

15.09.03 Donate your art to aids orphans auction website


04.03.05 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme


02.09.05 KZNSA seeks curator

5.08.05 ArtMoves Africa: Mobility of artists and cultural operators within the African continent


CAPE seeks Art Director

CAPE is a biennial programme that is not just another biennale. CAPE uses Cape Town as a laboratory and catalyst for contemporary African cultural interventions and art practices. CAPE critically explores the tensions between local cultural practices and global art circuits.

CAPE is looking for an Art Director or Art Directors' Team for its first international art manifestation set to take place in Cape Town during September 2006. The Art Director or Art Directors' Team will develop a manifestation of art works, practices and interventions that engages with the texture of Cape Town, and that explores contemporary African art as an expansive field of practice.

For application details and guidelines, please visit

Call for Applications Art Omi International Artists Residency

The Art Omi International Artists' Residency offers visual artists three-week residencies in the month of July. The Arts Center is located approximately two-and-a-half hours north of New York City in the historic Hudson River Valley. Artists are provided with room and board and studio facilities are set among the 300 acres of rolling green hills. The programme includes a critic-in-residence who facilitates an ongoing dialogue in studio visits, as well as day visits from dealers, curators, artists and critics from New York City.

The residency session concludes with a major exhibit at the Art Omi Center, to which members of the art world from both upstate New York and New York City are invited. Each year more than 1000 people attend this event, which includes a special dinner. Artists pay for travel, materials, and donate a work of art created during the residency to the Art Omi Foundation Collection.

Application requirements:
1. Six 35mm colour slides for carousel projector. CDs, or video tapes or DVDs for new media artists only, whose work is time-based or kinetic and cannot be seen well in slide format. Any work that moves or is based in video or film can be viewed on CD, DVD or video. All 2-D and 3-D work that is still will only be viewed in slide format.
Note: do not send catalogues, glass slides, brochures or folders. These extra materials will not be considered. Each slide should be labelled with your name and the number of the slides corresponding to the slide script. The top of each slide should be clearly marked. VHS tapes should be NTSC format cued for a 3-5 minute viewing. CD-ROMs will be viewed on an IBM-compatible PC.
2. A numbered list of slides (or CD/video script) submitted with title, date of work, medium and size. At the top of the page list the artist's name, address, telephone number, email address, nationality, age, sex and languages spoken.
3. Curriculum vitae listing education and exhibitions.
4. A brief letter describing what you hope to achieve while in residence at Art Omi.
5. How did you hear about Art Omi?
6. A self-addressed stamped envelope for returning slides.

Send completed applications to:

Art Omi Applications
55 Fifth Avenue 15th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Deadline: January 15, 2006

Session dates: July 2 - July 24, 2006. For further information visit or contact: Blaire Dessent, Director, Art Omi International Artists Residency at 212.206.5684 or via email

World Press Photo contest 2006

Visit www.worldpressphoto where you can download the Entry Rules, Guidelines and Entry Form for the World Press Photo contest 2006. Printed Entry Forms will no longer be widely distributed. The information is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Arabic.

For any comments, questions or suggestions, please contact us at

Global Arts Village Fellowships

Global Arts Village is an emerging international residential art centre in New Delhi, India. We encourage diversity and multicultural exchange among creative people of all kinds. We practice community living, sharing meals and evening activities.

The Village enables artists to experience a natural, eco-friendly environment for creative work. The Global Arts Village is a three-acre property that includes gardens, a multi-purpose studio, sculpture workshop, a meditation and performance hall, a common building, a dance studio, performance spaces and accommodations. The buildings are in accordance with the ancient wisdom of Vastu, which harmonizes man-made structures with their natural environments.

The Village offers residency programmes to emerging, mid-career and established artists in all major creative disciplines. We are building a community that blends art, culture and consciousness. Individuals with exploratory spirits are invited to join.

Fellowships / Artist-in-Residence
The Global Arts Village offers full and partial fellowships, several specific fellowship opportunities and an Artist-in-residence programme. All programmes include accommodation (standard or duplex), laundry service, three meals per day, studio or workspace (shared or private), initial welcoming celebration (presentation of past work and project plan to local artists and other fellowship recipients), concluding exhibition opportunity and other benefits dependent on the fellowship programme and the dates of stay. All recipients are asked to donate fellowship-specific hours of community work per week (cooking, researching, organising, leadership of a workshop, assisting or teaching a class, promotion, event planning). Partners of artists are invited to stay for US$15 per day.

45-day residencies begin on February 17, April 3, May 19, July 3, August 18, October 2, November 17 and January 1 of each year. 90-day Residencies begin on February 17, May 19, August 18 and November 17 of each year.

Artist Full Fellowship (90 Day)
The fully funded residency has no programme fee. Recipients contribute US$9 for meals per day and a total of 7 hours of community work per week.

Artist Partial Fellowship (90 Day)
The partially funded residency includes a reduced programme fee of US$20/day for standard accommodation and US$25/day for duplex accommodation. Recipients contribute a total of 7 hours of community work per week.

Performing Arts Fellowship (45 / 90 Day)
The Global Arts Village offers full and partial fellowships for various categories of performing arts. All recipients are asked to donate 7 hours of community work per week. Under full fellowships, only US$9/day has to be contributed for meals. The 45-day partial fellowship has a reduced programme fee of $25/day for standard accommodation and $30/day for duplex accommodation. The 90 day partial fellowship programme has a rate of $20/day for standard accommodation and $25/day for duplex accommodation.

Emerging Artist Fellowship (under 27 yrs; 90 Day)
These fully funded 90-day residencies are offered to creative people who have graduated from a University programme. There is no programme fee but US$9 per day has to be contributed for meals. Recipients contribute a total of 15 hours of community work per week.

Student Fellowships (45 Day)
Fully funded residencies are offered to students currently enrolled in a University programme. There is no programme fee, we only ask that US$ 9 per day be contributed for meals. Recipients contribute a total of 15 hours of community work per week.

Professional Development Fellowship (45 / 90 Day)
Fully-funded fellowship opportunities are offered: curators, visual art coordinators, grant writers, chefs/culinary artists, performing arts coordinators, organic farmers, organisation developers. The Fellows contribute 7 hours of communal work per week plus 15 hours of fellowship-specific work. There is no programme fee but recipients contribute US $ 9 for meals per day.

Site-Specific Sculpture Fellowship (45 Day)
This fully funded residency has no programme fee. A materials allowance of US$200-500 is offered dependent on the project proposal. The artist is to donate the site-specific sculpture unconditionally to the Village. Artists put in 7 hours of community work per week and contribute US $ 9 for meals per day.

Artist in Residence (45 / 90 Day)
The entire Artist-in-residence programme is subsidised. For 45 days, the programme fee is US$35 for standard accommodation and US$45 for a duplex room. For a stay of 90 days, the charges are US$30/day for a standard room with shared studio/work space and US $40 for a duplex room with private studio. All artists in residence are asked to donate seven hours of community work per week.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, there is no deadline. The application can be submitted via email or post. or
Global Arts Village
Mehrauli - Gurgaon Road
Utsav Mandir, Gitorni
New Delhi, 110030, India

Call for proposals: 'UPLOAD' 2006 Workshops in Cape Town

'UPLOAD' is about providing an informal space for learning about the many forms of creative expression. It's a chance for diverse individuals to get together, share a thought and stare knowingly at imagery with a beat.

We are looking for proposals for presentations, performances and discussions at our workshops in Cape Town in January/February, April, July and October 2006. We invite people involved in anything from music to film, design, technology and all the gaps in between to speak about what they do.

The following areas are of particular interest, although all proposals will be considered:
- Physical computing and installation art (Arduino, Wiring, Processing)
- Technologies of cooperation (social mobile computing and networks, peer-to-peer production, open content, online activism)
- VJing and performance visuals
- Public and street art
- Live/improvised electronic music, sound art and cutting-edge DJing

- 20 - 30min slot (extremely informal). Longer, in-depth sessions are also planned.
- Low-cost, we have a minimal budget (digital projector and PA available)
- Audience participation (if possible)
- Notes on your presentation to publish on our website afterwards
- Transportation and accommodation can be arranged in special cases only

Please include:
- Brief introduction to yourself
- Relevant experience (if any)
- Outline of your participation, including equipment needs
- Workshop date(s) on which you are available: Jan/Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct 2006

The deadline for proposals for the first 'UPLOAD' of 2006 is Friday December 2, 2005. Proposals for the other workshops are welcome at any time. Email with your queries and proposals.

The Liquid Fridge is a non-profit organisation devoted to advancing South African digital creativity, by encouraging interaction between individuals and groups who explore the creative uses of technology, and debating the issues of art, media, culture and society. We aim to forge a sense of community and common purpose amongst these individuals and groups, and contribute to a shared archive of creative work, knowledge and experience.

Everard Read Art Award 2006

The Award comprises a fully sponsored exhibition, including invitations, a catalogue, an opening function and a prize of R30 000.

In order to enter you need to be currently registered for an MA or to have completed one within the last 10 years at The Wits School of Arts (WSOA) / The Division of Visual Arts (DIVA).

The selection panel comprises: Mary Jane Darroll, Federico Freschi, Fiona Rankin-Smith, Penny Siopis and Jane Taylor. They are joined by an advisory panel of Natasha Christopher and Carmen Jerrard.

1. The competition is aimed at those who have an established and thoroughly thought through conceptualisation for exhibition. This might well include unfinished works in concept form, but we need to see a professional intellectual framework for the intended show.
2. Please submit a typed document including:
- C.V.
- Proposal (conceptualisation of an exhibition, intended number of works, the medium of your work, media requirements eg. Data projectors, monitors etc.)
- Images of your work (either photographic or digital)

Submit the above to the WSOA front office, marked clearly 'Everard Read Art Award Attention: Federico Freschi'.

Submission deadline:
November 25

Announcement of winner:
December 8

The exhibition is totake place in July 2006.

For more info, contact

Studio space available in Cape Town

Space available in Cape Town at All Star Studio. Small and cheap in large space occupied by artists and architects. R680 a month.

Tel: 072 377 3056

Call for proposals - Minilaboratories, SESSIONS eKAPA 2005

CAPE is looking for Minilaboratory Provocateurs for SESSIONS eKAPA 2005, an international arts meeting taking place from December 4 - 6, 2005 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

CAPE uses the locality and geography of the African city to stage and explore African artistic practice in challenging and provocative ways. CAPE�s programme is based on a biennial cycle. The 2005/2006 cycle comprises a meeting, SESSIONS eKAPA 2005, and a large exhibition (September 2006), both taking place in Cape Town, South Africa.

What are Minilaboratories?
Six to ten Minilaboratories will take place on the second day of SESSIONS eKAPA 2005. Approximately 200 delegates will attend the SESSIONS. These delegates will be split into small groups (40 to 60) to attend the Minilaboratories. Each Minilaboratory will last 3 hours, and take place either in the morning, from 9.30am-12.30pm, or in the afternoon, from 2pm-5pm.

The Minilaboratory will provide an experiential engagement with the city itself, allowing for site-specific or route-specific discussions, performances, activities and interventions. The purpose of the Minilaboratory is to provoke discussions and conversations that generate insights into the nature of African artistic practice (as presented in the Guidelines and Requirements below).A Minilaboratory can take place at any site, including public spaces. Proposals can also adopt more innovative notions of site and route such as a moving vehicle, media airwaves, or virtual space.

Guidelines and Requirements
A Minilaboratory should do at least ONE of the following:
-�Explore African artistic practice, and interrogate its location in terms of medium, geography, its production through economic relations and practices of curation, and its relation to the everyday, the social, and the political.
-�Explore how the urban fabric - both public space and the city's hidden topographies � can be used as a catalyst for cultural production. How can Cape Town be envisaged as a laboratory in which innovative but sincere encounters with the role of artist, the location of artistic practice, and the production of discourses of cultural identity can take place?
-�Explore the notion of the global through an attention to the texture of the local. How does artistic practice address not only Cape Town's history as a port city, but its current status as a port of call for emigrants, refugees and visitors from the rest of the continent? Where is the African city in Cape Town?
-�Explore the complexities of an African identity based on roots and routes; one which finds itself along the routes of exile, diaspora, creolisation and hybridity, or that finds its roots in claims to home and belonging.

A Minilaboratory must:
-�Consider artistic practices and interventions located in, or associated with, Africa;
-�engage with the specificities of Cape Town through its site or route

Successful proposals will be innovative, rigorously motivated, and have the potential for exciting implementations.

Budgets must be cost-effective, and must not exceed R5000. Budgets in excess of this must be motivated. Proposed budgets need not include transport and catering expenses, unless there are extraordinary requirements. Proposed budgets should cover all equipment requirements and all performance and speaker fees. The budgets of successful proposals may be negotiated.

Applications must consist of:
-��A two to five page proposal which includes
-�a conceptual framework, including expected outcomes and a motivation for the Minilaboratory in terms of the requirements listed above;
-�the site or route of the Minilaboratory;
-�an outline of the form and content of the Minilaboratory;
-�an estimated budget for the Minilaboratory.
-�A curriculum vitae.

Closing date for applications is October 8, 2005. Please email applications to , fax +27 21 488 3061, or post by registered mail to:
Cape Africa Platform
PO Box 15806
South Africa

For Calls For Proposals, programme updates, and to register for SESSIONS eKAPA 2005, visit the CAPE website at

Anima 2006, Brussels calls for submissions

Anima 2006, the 25th edition of the International Animation Film Festival, will take place in Brussels, Belgium, from February 24 to March 5, 2006.

Entry Forms and Videotape (VHS, ntsc /pal /secam or Beta sp pal) or DVD for previewing your production(s) by November 1, 2005
Film print (in case of selection) by January 30, 200

Entry is free

Downloadable Entries:
General information:

Part time course in Creative Digital Audio Techniques

An adventuresome exploration of digital sound creation for non-musicians. The course will utilise free software including Audacity, a Mac/PC based application ( This course is relevant to anyone wishing to utilise sound in presentations, web-based projects, installations, and film/animation. Or just keen to find a more creative approach to digital sound production.

The course will be run by electro-acoustic performer and teacher Brendon Bussy.

Venue: Vega (The Brand Communications School) in Greenpoint
Dates: End October through September
Days: 2 evenings a week (Tuesday and Thursdays) for 4 weeks
Time: 5.30 - 8.30pm

Contact: Gail 021 425 7591 or Brendon 021 689 3407

Brendon Bussy is an electronic producer and acoustic performer. He creates sound pieces combining acoustic instruments and software, in particular the mandolin (which he plays) and Audiomulch, an experimental realtime audio processing tool. He has performed as part of electro - acoustic duo CORRECTIVE (with Dean Henning) and with Dutch performance art group Dogtroep. In 2003, Brendon released Diesel Geiger (Open Records), and recently performed at Unyazi, an international electronic festival in Johannesburg. He also performs as part of acoustic duo Abel Steen. Bussy teaches violin, viola, piano and music theory at a project in Langa Township and teaches short courses in digital audio at the Institute for Film and New Media (UCT).

Lecturer in Fine Art post available

The Michaelis School of Fine Art is seeking to appoint a new staff member to teach in either the Discourse and Theory of Art or in a studio-based discipline.

Applicants should be dynamic teachers with a broad knowledge of contemporary art theory and practice and the ability to teach in both the undergraduate courses and, preferably, as a postgraduate supervisor.

The post will be filled by either a studio-based lecturer who will be required to take responsibility for some of the first and second year teaching, and contribute to one of majoring disciplines which include New Media, Painting, Printmaking, Photography and Sculpture, or by an art historian or art theorist. As members of the academic staff of the School, the successful candidates will be active researchers, publishing and/ or producing creative research and will either have an MA or MFA (or imminent completion of a Master's degree).

The annual remuneration package for 2005, including benefits, is R244 860.

Applications should include: a letter of motivation, your full CV (no certificates), 1-page condensed CV, email/fax details of 3 contactable referees. These should be emailed/posted to:

Ms M Mavundla, Ref: 1013, Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town by October 24, 2005.

Tel: 27 21 650 3003

Further information is available on the Michaelis website ( or from

We are committed to equity in our employment practices. It is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives and applications for this post are therefore invited from Black candidates only.

Lecturer in Fine Art (Discourse, Theory and Practice of Art) post available

The Michaelis School of Fine Art is seeking to appoint a new staff member to teach in the Discourse of Art and in the Theory and Practice of Art.

This is a lecture-based post which requires a broad knowledge of contemporary art theory, and practice and the ability to teach in both the undergraduate courses and act as a post graduate supervisor. The ability to interact with fine art student projects would be advantageous.

As a member of the academic staff of the School, the successful candidate will have at least a Master's degree, be an enthusiastic teacher and be an active researcher, publishing and/or producing creative research.

The annual remuneration package for 2005, including benefits, is R244 860.

Applications should include: a letter of motivation, your full CV (no certificates), 1-page condensed CV, email/fax details of 3 contactable referees. These should be emailed/posted to:

Ms M Mavundla, Ref: 1013, Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town by October 24, 2005.

Tel: 27 21 650 3003

Further information is available on the Michaelis website ( or from

We are committed to equity in our employment practices. It is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives.

Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

'Theorizing Cultural Heritage'

Cultural heritage is today a rubric of ever-expanding scope. It is used globally as a basis for multinational, national, state, and local programs and governance. Cultural heritage is also the focus of ideas and programs generated by hundreds of non-governmental organizations, community-based and advocacy groups, and even businesses. Yet the concept of 'cultural heritage' is vastly under-theorized. It has lacked an academic, disciplinary base; has generated only an attenuated theoretical literature; and has generally left the bearers of cultural heritage out of the discussion.

Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellows at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage help refine the theoretical framework for cultural heritage and expand it to include grassroots voices. Reflecting the perspectives of academic specialists, civil society groups, and public cultural organizations, fellows� work informs dialogues and practice across social, political, and disciplinary boundaries, as well as indicating future directions for policy.

The Smithsonian hosts six to eight fellows for each of three years to work on the theoretical development of the concept of cultural heritage. Fellows examined the relationship between cultural heritage and political representation (2004-05) and the economics of cultural heritage (2005-06); the third year of the program (2006-07) concentrates on the arts. The fellows are humanities-oriented thinkers and practitioners engaged in the work of academic institutions, public organizations, and cultural communities. Applicants for 2006-07 will be interested in developing ideas, principles, and frameworks for understanding the artistic dimension of cultural heritage. Keeping in mind the concern with grassroots cultural communities, applicants will focus their critical inquiry on such issues as community recognition of or support for art (visual, language, music, dance, architecture) as heritage; the relationship between individual or group agency and local or national tradition; the relationship between the institutional contexts of cultural heritage and its form and content; and how art reflects and articulates social identity. Applicants will demonstrate originality of approach and significant potential for making a contribution to the formulation of cultural heritage policy and practice.

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage - where cultural heritage is the subject of ongoing, daily intellectual and practical activity - hosts the fellows. Given the Center�s location in Washington, D.C., and its strong connections to international and national institutions, service organizations, and nongovernmental and community groups, fellows partake of a rich environment and find colleagues and cultural policymakers deeply interested in their work.

Applicants need not be US citizens to be eligible, and approximately half of the fellows are drawn from outside the United States. Fellowships include a stipend and an allowance for travel to and from Washington, DC, as necessary. Please note: These fellowships are not intended to support undergraduate or graduate studies, or research. Projects will not be considered for the re-writing of dissertations, editing of texts, or the preparation of textbooks or anthologies. Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have a sufficiently good command of spoken English so that they can fully discuss, debate, and exchange ideas and practices about cultural heritage.

Application Process for 2006-07 Fellowships: Submit a letter of interest (not to exceed three pages), in English. This letter should outline the proposed work and how it will further the theoretical development of the concept of cultural heritage in relation to the arts. Applicants should attach a resumée or CV and include the proposed dates of the residency. Based on letters of interest, a limited number of applicants will be invited to submit full proposals. Notifications should be sent by February 28, 2006. Full proposals will be due April 1.

Residency Term: Six weeks to five months, between September 1, 2006, and July 31, 2007.
Deadline for letter of interest: January 15, 2006.
For further information contact: Carla Borden or James Early, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Victor Building 4100, Washington, DC 20013-7012, (202) 275-1461 or (202) 275-1576, fax (202) 275-1119, Email or visit (Note: Address for express mail is 750 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001)


2005 MTN School Art Awards calls for entries

The MTN Foundation has launched the 2005 MTN School Art Awards, which is aimed at fostering the talents of young artists. Introduced in 1998, the MTN School Art Awards recognise and reward young artists for their creative ability and for their commitment to art-related community work at school or in their communities. The awards also recognise educators for their commitment to the discipline.

There are two award categories: the School Award and the Learner Award. The awards are open to Gauteng-based schools and art learners in Grades 11 and 12. The closing date for entries is October 10. Finalists will be announced on November 8, followed by the awards ceremony on November 23.

Says Yvonne Muthien, Group Executive, Corporate Affairs: 'MTN is committed to addressing the critical imbalances in South Africa's art, culture and heritage. We are also committed to sustainable partnerships and are proud to work with the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) on this initiative. Through the School Art Awards we hope to contribute to the establishment of a creative and resourceful society and to show that art presents relevant career opportunities. It is also important that art educators - mostly unsung heroes - receive the acknowledgement they deserve for their dedication to the arts.'

Says Mashifane Makunyane, Deputy Chief Education Specialist of Arts and Culture at the Gauteng Education Department: 'The MTN School Art Awards is a symbol of commitment, responsibility and understanding of our historical dynamics as South Africans. We believe that this MTN initiative is money well spent. It is through constructive partnerships like this that together we can achieve excellence and invest in our learners, who are able to create, construct, interpret, analyse, appreciate and share through MTN's initiatives.'

The prize for the winning school includes a three-night art tour to Cape Town for the art educator, a digital camera and book hamper. Learners can look forward to winning cellphones, art materials, book hampers and other MTN goodies. There are also a number of runner-up prizes.

The Awards are part of the MTN Foundation's Arts and Culture portfolio whose objectives are to:

* Promote art, culture and heritage for nation-building;
* Use art as a tool for educational purposes; and
* Support and profile emerging African artists

The MTN art collection is one of the most comprehensive corporate collections of African art on the continent and includes more than 1500 original artworks. The collection forms the core of a far-reaching social empowerment programme and is used to facilitate a range of projects aimed at giving visible support to arts, culture and heritage in South Africa with a nascent expansion into Africa.

Through its Art Institute, the MTN Foundation holds exhibitions, facilitates outreach programmes and publishes art books, resource materials and educational supplements.Later this year the MTN Foundation will also host the MTN New Contemporaries Award which targets artists who have either recently graduated from art school or who have not received widespread recognition. The MTN New Contemporaries Award showcases cutting edge, installation, video and new media works which engage social and theoretical issues pertinent to South African society today.

For more information:

Pearl Majola 083 212 2459 or
Sarah Chapman 083 200 3020

Beautiful Struggle: The Thousand Word Project calls for submissions

The World Youth Centre in cooperation with UN Habitat is launching a new global initiative and we want to know if you're down. Basically it goes like this...

The Thousand-Word Project is an international mural project based around the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDG's). This project is uniting young people around the world in a common focus that is at the same time unique to each country/city/locale. The uniting theme for this project is two words: Beautiful Struggle.Young artists from across the world will focus on one of the Millennium Development Goals and bring to life their interpretations of that goal through depicting the attainment of that goal as a beautiful struggle.

The project will be two-fold. The first stage will take place as the international mural programme. The second stage will consist of the artists involved being interviewed by our chief writer on why they chose that particular MDG as part of her research on each locale. This 2nd stage will culminate in the publishing of a book to be distributed throughout junior-high schools and high schools as an educational tool.

This book, to be titled Beautiful Struggle: The Thousand Word Project, will feature each mural created across the globe and will be accompanied by thousand word essays on the locales and problems that young people face in each participating region relating to the Millennium Development Goals.

United Nation's Millennium Development Goals:

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender and empower women
4. Reduce child mortality
5. Improve maternal health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
8. Develop a global partnership for development

What we are looking for:

We are looking for either individual artists or community-based arts groups that are interested in becoming a part of this global and groundbreaking initiative by painting a mural around one of the Millenium Development Goals in their own locale.

For more information or to get down please don't hesitate to contact:

. Javid Alibhai
Project Coordinator, Toronto, Canada

Tel: 416 564 0239

Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture: Call for Papers

'Is African Art History?'

Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture is a new peer-reviewed publication for studies in the history of classical, modern, and contemporary African arts, slated to begin publication in Spring 2006. We invite submissions for the inaugural issue titled, 'Is African Art History?' Essays addressing the problem of history in continental African art practice are welcome, especially those that engage directly with ideas of modernity and that propose or critique a clearly articulated methodology.

Critical Interventions will publish scholarly Art Historical essays about objects and critical discourses in African arts and visual cultures. Comparative work rooted in developments in Africa that links African art to the Diasporas, to Europe, Asia or to the Americas will be considered. We are seeking essays that illuminate the place of art in specific historical processes and evaluate the theories and methods produced through the study of African art history.

Critical Interventions will provide a forum for established and younger scholars whose writing is based on extensive research into the problems of modernism and modernity in African art and comparable areas of research. Submissions may focus on any area of modern and contemporary art and visual or material culture, including popular art, neotraditional forms, studio art, film, photography, architecture, and new media. Essays that review the history, appraise the present situation, or propose the future course of modern African art studies will be viewed favourably.

Submissions must be original and previously unpublished work submitted both in hard copy and also in electronic form saved in Microsoft Word. Articles should be between 6500 and 8500 words and may include black and white and colour images scanned to disk at 300dpi. All copyright resolution issues are the responsibility of the author and copyright permissions must be included at the time of submission. Send articles to:

John Peffer, Editor
Critical Interventions
C/o HAVC, Porter Faculty Services
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Inquiries may be sent to and

Submissions invited for work to be sold in a variety of venues worldwide

ArtAnts markets and sells giclée prints of artworks internationally. We need thousands of artworks.

We have a unique new marketing strategy for the prints that includes displaying catalogues of art in coffee shops, curio shops, framing shops and other venues worldwide. We keep these venues interested in displaying the art by paying them a commission of 10%. We have special technology for determining which orders result from which catalogues displayed in which venue.

Since we print each catalogue individually, we can display different artworks in each catalogue in each venue, which means that we can represent a large variety of art from many artists.

The giclée printing process allows us to make prints one at a time without storing an inventory of prints. It also allows us and the artist to break even on the first sale and to start making a profit from the second onwards. This means that it is financially viable for us to give the opportunity to all artists to sell prints of their work - even if just one or two prints will ever be sold.

For more information, visit or email

Call for artwork to be published in a new book

Deadline: October 31st, 2005

Reproduce and Revolt!: Radical Graphics for the 21st Century
Edited by Josh MacPhee
Soft Skull Press

The book is intended as a toolbox for political activists and will contain over 300 new and exciting high-quality illustrations and graphics about social justice and political activism for activists to use on flyers, posters, t-shirts, brochures, stencils or any other graphic aspects of political campaigns. All the graphics will be bold and easy to reproduce, in addition to being open source/anti-copyright. The book will come with clear instructions on how to best utilize the images so as to improve the graphic qualities of political campaigns. It will also contain a short history of political graphics, an archive of political flyers and posters throughout history, as well as information about and a bibliography of further reading for all of the social justice issues the art will cover.

I am now collecting submissions of graphics, illustrations and art for the book, which will be published by Soft Skull Press in late 2006. I will chose for the book according quality of the image, reproducibility, and how well they convey the issues. Not everyone's submissions will be included. I will also be attempting to craft the book to represent the output of as diverse a group of artists as possible, across gender, race, nationality, sexuality, ability, etc. Reproduce & Revolt! is not intended to be a who's who of well known and successful political artists, this call is open to all levels of artists.

Here are the specifications for the images:
* Black and White/Greyscale.
* High Resolution: either original artwork on paper or high res digital images, minimum 600 dpi for greyscale, 1200 dpi for line art.
* vector-based graphics in .ai and .eps file types are encouraged (but in no way mandatory!)
* A minimum of 6 inches x 6 inches.
* All mediums are accepted (various forms of printmaking, drawing, digital design, collages, etc.). The main factor is reproducibility.

Here are the catagories the images should be about:

* Anti-Authoritarianism (including anarchism, hierarchy, direct action, mutual aid and more)
* Anti-Racism (including racial equality, institutional racism, attacks on youth of color, white privilege and more)
* Counter-Globalization (including corporate control, IMF, World Bank, WTO, capitalism, austerity, world debt, alternative economies and more)
* Education (including privatization, self-education, free schools, liberatory pedagogy, urban inequalities, military recruitment and more)
* Environment (including environmental justice, environmental racism, endangered species, animal rights, earth liberation, deforestation, strip mining, water rights, bio-tech, organics, community gardens and more)
* Feminism (including women's struggles, wages for housework, equal pay for equal work, equal rights, gender discrimination, women's liberation movement, sexual assault, men against sexism, fat lib. and more)
* Government (including bureaucracy, taxes, anti-cop, police brutality, elections and more)
* Health Care (including disability, mental health, AIDS, access, abortion, aging and more)
* Housing (including public housing, gentrification, private ownership, abandonment, homelessness and more)
* International Solidarity (including connections with movements around the world, borders, mutual aid, national liberation, Zapatista support, indigenous solidarity and more)
* Labor (including unions, work slowdowns/stoppages/sabotage, strikes, bosses, anti-work, economics, maquiladoras, sweatshops, sex work and more)
* Media (including media control, media consolidation, independent media, pirate radio and more)
* Prisons (including prison reform, prison abolition, racism in the criminal justice system, the death penalty, political prisoners, stopping the construction of prisons, torture, sentencing discrepancies and more)
* Protest (including marches, protests, direct action, pickets, plowshares, armed actions and more)
* Queer Liberation (including gay, lesbian, trans, intersex, and bisexual struggle, gender binaries, queer bashing, sexual liberation and more)
* War (including anti-war, imperialism, militarism, state terrorism, war tax resistance, nuclear weapons, "collateral damage" and more)

All material must be submitted by October 31st, 2005.
There is no limit to the number of images you can submit.
All images need to be emailed to "reproduce [at] justseeds [dot] org"
or mailed to:
Josh MacPhee/R
POBox 476971
Chicago, IL 60647

If you have any additional questions, feel free to write or email the above addresses.

Josh MacPhee

Unseen City invites contributions

The youth of Cape Town and Amsterdam, two cities that are both torn and connected by history, convene in this project and show a new urban reality through the use of the arts. Artists are invited to submit relevant work on the website.

Want to see your work on the world wide web? Want to share your urban experience? Interested in connection? Join artists, designers and photographers from Cape Town and Amsterdam in this unique web-based project.


Video Channel calls for proposals

VideoChannel is looking for video works on the themes 'Self-portrait' and 'Totalitarianism' to be included in its online collection on and the offline DVD collection to be presented in the framework of the interactive installation of ' [R][R][F]2005--->XP - global networking project', as well as in selection for presentation on media festivals and exhibitions. It is planned to select a maximum of six to ten video works.

The thematic context 'Self-portrait' and 'Totalitarianism' operates in a narrow and wider sense. The videos have to be submitted as digital files - Quicktime, Real Video or .aviDIVX compression for preview, or URL for preview or download, and the selected works will be required to send as high quality videos as Quicktime or mpeg2DVD (PAL/NTSC) on CD or DVD (data) by snail mail. The videos may have a running time between one and five minutes, with possible exceptions. One submission per artist on each theme only.

Please use this form for submitting: of artist(s), email address(es), URL(s) (in case of an artists' collective please credit all participants properly)
2. short biography/CV (not more than 300 words each)
3. 1 work/project only with title, year of production
a) type of media file
b) URLof the posted work online
c) URL from where the projectfile(s) can be downloaded
4. work description (story included, not more than 500 words)
5. screenshot (.jpeg, max. 800x600 px)


The submitter/s declare/s and confirm/s that he/she/they is/are holding all rights on the submission and give permission to include the submitted work in 'Cinematheque' online/offline environment until revoke.

Signed by (submitter)

Please send the complete submission to with VideoChannel 'Self-portrait' or 'Totalitarianism' in the subject line.

Images sought for South African tourism book

Struik Publishers is looking for 200 fresh new images that represent the spirit of South Africa. Do you have photographs that fit the bill?

A survey of departing international tourists showed that these visitors left the country impressed with far more than just the beautiful scenery. They spoke too of friendly hospitable people, of mineral wealth, of wildlife riches, of excellent cuisine, of inspiration... Struik is looking for images that represent this kind of diversity and beauty. Selected images will be used in a mainstream tourist souvenir to be published in November 2006.

The picture quality must obviously be appropriate for use in such a coffee table book: pin-sharp transparencies that are up-to-date, have not been used extensively elsewhere, and that clearly illustrate the places/events described.

So, can you see your country through the eyes of a traveller? While we're not quite going for the warts-and-all approach, or for a wildly artistic take, we are looking for images with a certain freshness to them - images that accurately portray a bright country full of hope, colour and inspiration.

All images must be clearly labelled with the destination and your name. Transparencies are preferable to digital images.

For more information, contact

Enjin Museum of Dead Media

Enjin in collaboration with The Trinity Session is embarking on the development of a Museum for Dead Media. The purpose is to call the public's attention to the significance of collecting or preserving one's redundant or dated technology, reflections on ways in which these tools are still applied in creative processes and of course to reflect on the advancements in new technologies and media. Key to this project are questions around what shape and form a museum of dead media could take. Is it a building, a collective networked data system, a discussion forum or a series of presentations and features in future issues of the magazine and dvd supplement. The first steps towards this project manifest in the Hobbs/Neustetter installation at Design Indaba and the call for interest and ideas on creative uses of dead media, and concepts for the 'museum'.

Who is involved?

Enjin is South Africa's leading resource for creative professionals, brings you comprehensive coverage of the art of design, 3D, animation, video, effects, web and interactive design. Enjin addresses the needs of those within the digital media market by providing relevant and forward-thinking content. Now in its sixth year, Enjin Creative Magazine consistently delivers the content that people want to read.

The meeting of Stephen Hobbs and Marcus Neustetter as an artist collaborative fuses their interests in urban social change and virtual culture. Over the years their artistic practices have resulted from experimentation with the juxtaposition of high and low tech, dead and new media interventions. These experiments manifest in public space, galleries and museums and in the arena of their artist lab: the Trinity Session. Taking into consideration the exclusivity of the museum and gallery context, current projects focus on social research and mobile platforms enabling their artistic expression.

Directed by Hobbs and Neustetter, The Trinity Session is a contemporary art production team that investigates the strategies and relationships between art and business, collaborative practice, network development and creative contextual response. As Hobbs' personal artistic interest is the urban environment and Neustetter's the digital and virtual, the thematic focus of The Trinity Session revolves around these subject areas. Heavily informed and influenced by context, The Trinity Session defines its approaches from a position within Johannesburg, South Africa, thusdetermining its attitude tolocal and global debates, networks and partnerships for survival and sustainability of the visual arts industries. By acting as correspondents and consultants, and approaching the work process from a network and 'accommodation and exchange of information' angle, the purpose of the working dynamic is to produce in a cross-platform multidisciplinary way with artists, institutions and corporate brands and services. Interests lie in interdisciplinary working methods, conceptualising and interacting with like-minded partners.

Enjin is building a museum and we need your help. Create a visual piece in any format or material. Submit your personal or professional interpretation of dead media to Enjin magazine for inclusion in the Enjin Museum of Dead Media. Works will be selected to feature in future editions of Enjin magazine, and for pride of place in the Museum. There are no entry restrictions - all visual comments on the theme of dead media are accepted and encouraged.

For more info, download the emodm brief and submission form from www.enjin Send your museum piece concepts and proposals to . Call (011) 339 2785 or 381 7711 for further information.

Traveling Magazine Table by Nomads&Residents

Nomads&Residents is a forum for visitors in the arts: making connections, supporting networks, setting up meetings.

This is an open call for magazines or periodicals published by non-profit and alternative spaces, independent groups, artists, and artists' collectives to be part of the 'Nomads&Residents' Traveling Magazine Table'. This collection of materials will be on view at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, Boston, this winter and spring. If you would like your magazine or periodical to be included in the collection, please send two copies of your latest issue(s) to:

The Center for Advanced Visual Studies
Attn: Traveling Magazine Table
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue N52-390
Cambridge MA 02139

For more information:

Tel: 617 452 2484

Send materials to:

About Nomads&Residents

Big cities are in a continuous flux, with a coming and going of people who settle in, stay temporarily or move through. Newcomers enter this flux, become part of the life of the city, and make connections with others. The city, as a space, contains possibilities through the dynamic relationships between people, which may provoke an active engagement. Strangers become friends, ideas become practice, models are being transformed into action. Nomads&Residents originated in New York, yet also bases its activities on the coming and going of people who settle in, stay temporarily or move through cities such as Los Angeles, Rotterdam, Munich and Amsterdam.

To read more about Nomads&Residents and browse through its archive and calendar of events please visit:

Tsunami - call for submissions

The current Asian tsunami disaster made it again evident: the human being cannot control the destructive powers of nature.

A Virtual Memorial and [R][R][F]2005---XP initiate on occasion of this disaster and in solidarity with all affected people in this human tragedy a net-based art project environment, entitled 'Tsunami'.

The title 'Tsunami' does thematically not only refer to this or similiar disasters in present or past, but beyond that 'Tsunami' is primarily also understood as a symbol for the inevitable, the immutable, for powers of nature, powers of destiny which cannot be controlled by the human being, situations of helplessness of which the human being is irrevocably at the mercy. Has he any chance to escape or take influence?

Nearly everybody wherever he may live has had experiences of that kind in one or the other way already. Artists around the globe are invited to reflect on these traumatic conditions of human life and submit art works, documents, texts or any other material which can be submitted as digital file.

'Tsunami' - this collaborative project will be published and featured on and simultaneously and will take part in all coming physical events of [R][R][F]2005--->XP, global networking project by Agricola de Cologne.

Following file types are accepted:

Text: .txt, .rtf, plain email
Image: .jpg,.gif., png
sound: .mpg3
movie: .mov, .avi, wmv, .swf, .drc, .mpeg2

The submission can consist of different parts, works or documents but must not exceed 5MB. All serious contributions will be accepted.

First deadline is March 31, afterwards ongoing, but the project will be launched on February 1 and from then on continuously updated.

Please use this form for submitting

1. Name, Email, URL
2. Brief bio (not more than 50 words/English)
3. Work(s) (number of entries, titles, year of origin, medium of original work, submitted media file types)
4. Short description for each submitted work (not more than 50 words/English)

Please send the submission as individual files attached to with 'tsunami' in the subject line.

Exhibitions and workshops for the 2006 Commonwealth Games

'Ubuntu - To Make a Place' is an exhibition to be staged as a highlight of the Commonwealth Games cultural programme. It will be located in the Melbourne Museum in association with the Spirit of the Games exhibition. 'Ubuntu' will offer visitors an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the cultures gathered in Melbourne for this event. They will see thought-provoking objects made with creativity and skill from materials local to the makers. Outside the exhibition, communities in Melbourne and regional centres will be able to interact with the makers through a series of satellite residencies in schools and galleries. The exhibition will help us understand the differences between cultures, while appreciating the shared creativity of their makers.

In July 2004, representatives from 14 southern countries met for the first time to discuss what it is that they might have to say to each other. This gathering marked the initial phase in a four-year journey designed to develop south-south dialogue that realises the new energy and potential of southern countries emerging from shadows of colonialism. The 'Ubuntu' project, administered by Craft Victoria, arises from this meeting.

The focus of Craft Victoria is to celebrate the 'world at hand'. This involves an appreciation of the skills and materials in our midst, both as an expression of local identity and as a means of adding value to our work. Craft Victoria manages the South Project, which is designed to find ways of giving expression to what it means to live in the south - 'Think global, make local' is one of its core principles.

At this stage, Craft Victoria is seeking expressions of interest from organisations and individuals who might be part of this project. In particular, we are looking for support in:

- distributing information about the opportunities of this exhibition for makers
- assisting makers travelling to Melbourne for the event
- professional development opportunities
- interest in being part of the discussion about the meaning of 'Ubuntu' and its relevance beyond South Africa

The South Project is a three year journey leading towards a Festival of the South in 2008. This journey entails four meetings where artists and writers can continue the exchange about what it means to live in the south. The first was in Melbourne, July 2004. 2005 will be in Auckland/Wellington (New Zealand), 2006 will be Santiago (Chile) and the final gathering in 2007 will be in South African (location to be confirmed).

'Ubuntu - to make a place' is one of many projects based on collaborative possibilities. Countries of the south are conditioned to be gazing northwards. This is an opportunity to look to each other and see what we can achieve together.

For more information, contact:

Kevin Murray
Craft Victoria
31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: 61 3 9650 7775
Email: or

The Surface-online invites contributions

The Surface-online is a Scottish-based international chronicle of observation and comment - a shop window for aspiring writers, poets, illustrators, photographers and journalists. We offer no fee.

The Surface is completely and fiercely independent and involves no charge at any time to either reader or contributor. The Surface is self-funded through donations. If you would like your work showcased to literary agents, art directors and editors worldwide then please feel free to contribute.

Each edition of The Surface will be hung on a theme, each theme broad and open to interpretation - your interpretation. We are open to suggestion on future themes.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions should be made to the editor of the specific section. Please read and follow the guidelines at

Visual Arts -

Photography -

Strip Cartoons -

For all other communications please contact the editor at

The Surface represents the diversity and talents of creative people. Submissions should reflect the interests of an international readership.

2004/05 - Themes

America - Following the USA elections we reflect on America. Despotic Empire or land of the free? America has established itself as a sole superpower - but to what purpose? There seem to a lot of people either side of the fence when it comes to loving or hating America. Does size matter? What does America mean, politically, economically, demographically, etc.? Does everyone believe the ideals that America holds dear - freedom, democracy? Are there truly any things which are self-evident? The deadline for copy and artwork is December 10, 2004.

Language - Reflections and explorations of the English language in its many forms and variations. In examining language are we looking at how our language shapes how we think, and therefore who we think we are? What would it mean for humanity to have a truly global language, should it ever occur? The deadline for copy and artwork is February 10, 2005.

Rise and Fall of God And the Devil - the inspirations of the sublime and the profane. Is God particularly relevant to the age in which we live? Secularism; do we actually need God any more? Have we grown up? The deadline for copy and artwork is April 10, 2005.

Second Generation - the impact of being the children of emigrants, (political, economic, nomadic), born in lands foreign to your parents, but so familiar to you. The tensions of the two cultures and values, the Old Ways contrasting with the New Ways, the irony of parents emigrating to provide a better life for their children, but still wanting their family to follow the old traditions, culture, values, language even, and religion, and the fabulous art forms that evolve from the melting pot of humanity the Global Village can and does produce. The deadline for copy and artwork is June 10, 2005.

Games - from the social games we play: white lies, flirtation, roles in society; to actual contests of strength, intellect or guile between people and countries. Olympian feats to drawing room farce - the world as the artist's game board. The deadline for copy and artwork is August 10, 2005.

Degrees of consciousness -The subtlety of consciousness and the scales on which it occurs. Sentience; self-awareness. From a single neuron to a whole universe. Where does it come from and can it be reproduced artificially? Is it just an illusion? What does it actually mean, if anything, to be able to reason about one's existence? The deadline for copy and artwork is October 10, 2005.

'Etcetera' - a new section edited collectively by the editorial team, it will contain approaches and material that don't fit into the more formal areas of The Surface: we want to highlight Internet-based installations, films, music, avant garde work, new projects online; in fact, anything that feeds our theme and provides surprise. This section will be accumulative with material, links and other media being retained and compacting as the issues proceed.

'Postcards from the edge' will be our own central pivot to this new section - it could be seen as artistic form of Bogging where artists and writers are connected from the same location - the writer produces a short piece of prose/poetry/text as the message of the postcard and the rtist/photographer creates an image. It will be about a specific place - in a one off production or as a series.

For more info, contact

Gallery in Georgia, USA seeks South African artists

Fine Art Gallery in Roswell, Georgia (USA) seeks talented artists from South Africa. The gallery is located in an affluent part of the city, surrounded by other galleries, bookstores and fine restaurants.

Please submit work and resumé to:

Laramee Fine Art
984 Canton St.
Roswell, Georgia (USA) 30075

Email submissions should be sent to:

Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting Newmediafest 2004 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 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.

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

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 with 'My Mission' in the subject line. or

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,, 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


UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme

The Programme UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists falls under the aegis of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) of UNESCO. Visual Artists can apply for residencies throughout the world. For the brochure with a list of all residencies please contact UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists at the address below or download it from The selection procedure is shared between an International Artistic Committee which meets once a year under the supervision of the IFPC and the host institutions. In general the deadline for applications for residencies in 2005/2006 is April 30 (please check the institution's closing date for applications).

1, rue Miollis
F-75732 Paris Cedex 15 / France
Fax. 0033-1-45 68-55 95


KZNSA seeks curator

The KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) is a non-profit organisation promoting contemporary visual culture in the province. Based in Durban, the KZNSA Gallery is recognised nationally as a prestigious space for showcasing the work of local, national and international artists.

Reporting to the CEO, the Curator will be responsible for:

* ensuring a full calendar of exhibitions for four gallery spaces
* soliciting and evaluating proposals of suitable works for exhibition, in conjunction with the exhibition committee
* organising all aspects of exhibitions
* the overall management and administration of the Gallery and related staff
* preparation and negotiation of funding agreements
* internal and external liaison including the development of significant partnerships
* the promotion and development of educational programmes related to the activities of the Gallery

Suitable applicants will have:

* an appropriate tertiary qualification
* previous experience in a similar environment
* sensitivity to and support for social-cultural transformation
* a strong network in the South African visual arts world
* an ability to work under pressure
* strong administrative skills with a natural attention to detail

Applications should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer, KZNSA, Postnet Suite 150, Private Bag X04, Dalbridge 4014 or emailed to:

Closing date for applications September 21, 2005

ArtMoves Africa: Mobility of artists and cultural operators within the African continent

ArtMoves Africa (AMA) is an independent non-profit association aiming to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges within the African continent. AMA offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within and between the five African regions in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of co-operation.

AMA is a project initiated by the Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) together with a group of African and Arab organisations to facilitate and encourage the mobility of artists and cultural operators within the African continent. In 2001, YATF participated in meetings in Egypt, Kenya and Zimbabwe, together with different organisations and cultural activists from Africa and the Arab world. The meetings aimed at linking organisations and individuals, and creating informal continent-wide networks. The participants agreed that one of the major obstacles for artists and cultural professionals in Africa was the persistent lack of funds specifically allocated to support travel.

* Facilitate cultural exchanges in Africa for individual artists and cultural operators, and cultural organizations
* Encourage artists and cultural operators to exchange experiences, information and ideas towards shared projects and artistic collaborations
* Give artists and cultural operators the opportunity to gain a better knowledge of the context and the cultural environment in the different regions
* Encourage independent initiatives and small projects by giving artists and cultural operators the opportunity to meet with their counterparts and partners
* Give artists and cultural operators the opportunity to attend festivals in order to see each other's work to enrich their own creativity
* Give artists and cultural operators the opportunity to enhance their artistic or technical skills in participating in highly professional artistic and arts management workshops, seminars and residencies for artists
* Encourage the mobility of artists and cultural professionals as well as the mobility of information
Legal Status:
For the first year, AMA will be functioning as one of the programmes of the YATF, but with an independent selection committee and coordinator. By the end of 2005 ArtMoves Africa shall be registered as an independent international association in Africa.

For more information, contact Khadija El Bennaoui:

Tel/ fax: +32 2 2031295

Young Arab Theatre Fund a.i.s.b.l.
19 Square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels, Belgium