CAPE Africa Platform invites participation in X-CAPE
CAPE Africa Platform invites artists and cultural practitioners from across Cape Town and South Africa to participate in 'X-CAPE', the artist-led initiative of the TRANS CAPE exhibition.
A multi-venue, multi-media contemporary African art exhibition, 'TRANS CAPE' opens on September 23 and runs for 4 weeks in Cape Town. Expect to see art at an array of unexpected public, private, outdoor venues and sites situated along a cultural route that spans the entire Cape Peninsula, from the city, through the Cape Flats to Muizenberg and Stellenbosch.
In line with CAPE Africa Platform's broad focus on contemporary African culture, 'X-CAPE' welcomes participation from any creative genre - from exhibitions, events and performances, to street art and spoken word that coincide with the 'TRANS CAPE' exhibition and are engaged with contemporary African creativity. 'X-CAPE' will promote local culture by inviting artists and cultural practitioners to interact with 'TRANS CAPE's' local and international audience, which is expected to include leading curators, critics and journalist from across the globe. Artists will also have the opportunity to cross cultural and disciplinary divides and to challenge artistic conventions and practices.
CAPE Africa Platform will appoint an 'X-CAPE' coordinator in June 2006 to assist artists and collectives with administrative and marketing support. CAPE is currently seeking to secure approximately R200 000 towards supporting the 'X-CAPE' programme which will be allocated by an independent 'X-CAPE' committee. All participating events will be included in the 'TRANS CAPE' Guide Book and exhibition signage will be supplied to all participating venues.
The deadline for submission of entry forms has been extended to August 15. Registration forms are available at the CAPE Africa Platform Offices situated at 71 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town or on www.capeafrica.org
For more information call (021) 488 3064.
Call for Entries: Digital Art Festival Rosario/Argentina
Digital Art Festival Rosario/Argentina is inviting artists working in digital art to submit their works in these categories:
digital video, digital photo, modified games, netart, CD-Rom, art installation, performances and e-music.
The complete entry information and the submission form can be found on http://netex.nmartproject.net/index.php?blog=8&cat=25
The festival is to take place on November 16,17 and 18. Deadline for entries is October 25, 2006.
Digital Art Festival Rosario/Argentina
Arte Digital Rosario 2006 - Muestra01
Call to Artists, Architects and Interior Designers
Through the course of 2005 The Trinity Session sourced and commissioned 1500 artworks for the Raphael Penthouse Suites and Michelangelo Towers in Sandton, with a view to giving the rooms in the hotel pool an original and authentic South African edge. Working closely with the interior designers, developers and the artists, The Trinity Session was able to mediate the needs of all parties and deliver a product that has been well received by owners and visitors alike. A defining factor of this project was that the commissioning process which engaged some 70 artists, in turn creating significant social awareness and local support. The project also included placing art in the corridors and public spaces in the hotels and the adjacent mall. Legacy Property Holdings received a BASA Award for this initiative in May this year.
The impact on the lives of the artists involved with this project was substantial and the lessons from this process have demonstrated the significant impact that original works of art have on shifting the perception of space and functionality in terms of design, leisure, status and brand awareness.
The Trinity Session aims to further engage such collaborations.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists can send examples of their works (low-resolution) and contact details to: email@example.com
Africa e Mediterraneo invites you to contribute to a bibliography on contemporary African art
The next issue of Africa e Mediterraneo will be focused on contemporary African art, related through testimonies regarding expositions and publications which have used and interpreted the concept of 'African contemporanean art'. Therefore, contemporary African art is not considered as a style, as a specific group of artists or as the production coming from one or more locations, but as the history of a 'label' which sometimes has made easier, sometimes conditioned in its own way the perception of African production and of certain artists' groups.
Iolanda Pensa is currently working on the bibliography which will be published on the magazine: this bibliography includes expositions, publications and reviews which directly or indirectly have enriched the concept of contemporary African art (therefore we will exclude from the bibliography artists' monographs, studies focused on a single country and works regarding exclusively Afro-American artists, unless where the intention of inscribing those works in the field of contemporary African art is clearly specified).
In order to have a flexible tool, we have decide to work directly on Wikipedia (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arte_contemporanea_africana), allowing third parties to change, enrich and rectify the information, and allowing the bibliography currently updated.
Wikipedia is a very interesting tool but still less used, in particular by people working in the field of humanistic studies. As Wikipedia is a free encyclopaedia, it certainly needs any possible contribution, specially when those contributions come directly from experts.
If you wish to join the project, you can register yourself and insert your modifications directly on Wikipedia.
Iolanda Pensa set up the bibliography and is currently editing it
Tel. 335 655 3633
The version of the bibliography updated till the July 10 will be published in Africa e Mediterraneo #55.
ICEBOX 02 Call for Entries
Liquid Fridge partnered with MTKidu and rustpunk, and endorsed by Creative Commons South Africa, presents 'ICEBOX 02' - an open, collaborative festival exploring the intersection of film, art, music and design in South African moving image. The festival will facilitate creative collisions of genres and artists in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg in November 2006 through screenings, audiovisual club nights and mini-workshops.
'ICEBOX' is calling for moving image work by both established and emerging South African artists, in the genres of Design/Experimental, Documentary, Music Video, Narrative, and VJ/Live. Entries must be submitted in digital format but may incorporate any non-digital means - 16mm, DV, claymation, stop-frame animation - anything goes. Innovation is the main criterion, whether through creative use of technology or a storyline with a twist.
While entries under traditional copyright are equally welcome, ICEBOX supports the use of the more flexible Creative Commons licences, which protect artistic works while encouraging certain uses of them. Works in the Public Domain, where no rights are reserved, may also be entered.
Entries selected for the festival will be promoted on the Liquid Fridge website and a festival DVD, and other opportunities will be pursued at artists' request. Works and source material made available under a Creative Commons licence or in the Public Domain will also be distributed free of charge around the country through Freedom Toaster - taking open content to the masses.
Entry is free, and multiple works may be submitted. The closing date is Friday, August 18.
AMAC Benefit concert and auction
AMAC is planning a benefit concert and auction for Sunday July 16. We need your help to make this event a success. AMAC is in dire financial straits. Funding from all sources has been radically scaled down and without this financial support, we are finding it impossible to carry on our business of training young people to reach
their full artistic potential.
Who is AMAC?
Twenty-seven years since the formation of Cape Town's Community Arts Project (CAP) and the subsequent separation of its offspring, MediaWorks, in 1996, the two organisations made an historic decision to join forces once again to form the Arts and Media Access Centre (AMAC). Together, we have a vast experience of training learners in the visual arts, performing arts and media disciplines.
Benefit Concert and Auction
Artscape has come forward with an incredible gift. They have given us one night in the Theatre (500 seats!) on July 16 to host a benefit concert, with technicians, FOH, lights and sound, and the foyer area for an exhibition, reception and auction. This is going to be a fabulous event, with Neo Muyanga (Blk Sonshine), Oscar Petersen (Joe Barber) and Lee-Ann van Rooi (Fishy Feshuns) donating their time to appear on stage with our students. Renowned artist, Falko, has donated an artwork to be auctioned alongside our amazingly talented learners' works.
How can you help ?
We need to raise money to ensure that we can offer our learners the level of training that they deserve to express themselves in their chosen discipline. And this is where you come onto the stage.
(A) As a celebrity:
It can get pretty tough convincing folk out there to spend their hardearned cash. So we want to ask you to donate your time to us, a cashstrapped, dedicated, deserving, committed NGO.You can either opt to:
donate an item personalised by you for auction;
donate your time for us to auction (nothing outrageous, all perfectly legal, something along the lines of dinner with... , lunch with... )
(B) As a sponsor:
We want to make this night special and what better way to do this than to dazzle them with fantastic food and wine, and have lucky ticket draws and prize-givings throughout the evening. A donation of: Food, Wine, Beverages, Cash, Prizes, Gifts or any other form of support would go a long way in making this an evening to remember.
Become part of the AMAC family by supporting Inzalelwane. By contacting us you can register to become part of our Friends of AMAC network and be notified of all our events. Apart from this, a donation to our organisation allows us to offer our students opportunities to express themselves in their chosen medium.
What do you get out of it? Not only will your name be associated with a training centre of excellence, your company will be making a difference to the lives of young artists. On the night of the event, all our sponsors will be displayed on a wall dedicated to thanking all you kind folk out there.Your name will also appear in our youth publication, Just Youth. Immediately after the event, the sponsor wall will be transferred to our premises at 16 Harrington Street, Cape Town where it will be on display for an indefinite period of time.
By having the support of respected artists, celebrities and sponsors such as yourself, you will help assure that another 100 young minds get their fair chance to realise their talents as artists and actors, thinkers and activists.
For more info:
Tel: 021 465 3660
JK Gross Trust 2006 Public Sculpture Competition
The J.K. Gross Trust (JKGT), Spier and the Association For Visual Arts (AVA) invite the submission of maquettes for the execution and installation of a public sculpture on the patio of the AVA Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town. Application forms, site maps and more information about the competition can be found at www.ava.co.za
All submitted maquettes will be exhibited at AVA from August 22 to September 1, 2006.
Deadline for submissions is August 18.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
Sarah Chapman 083 200 3020 email@example.com
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
C/o HAVC, Porter Faculty Services
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
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 www.artants.com/artists or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 co.za.
Send your museum piece concepts and proposals to email@example.com . Call (011) 339 2785 or 381 7711 for further information.
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 www.a-virtual-memorial.org and [R][R][F]2005---XP www.newmediafest.org/rrf2005 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 www.a-virtual-memorial.org and www.newmediafest.org/rrf2005 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with
'tsunami' in the subject line.
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: email@example.com
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
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
Calling For Applications International Artists Residencies at Kuona
Kuona Trust in Nairobi are looking for a maximum of 4 artists working specifically in the fields of socially engaged art, installation and/or film and video to fill a 10 week slot in 2006. Dates to be announced. For more information on how to apply visit www.kuonatrust.org
The Kansas City Artists' Coalition invites artists to participate in an international exchange
The Kansas City Artists' Coalition seeks applications from adept artists who would be keen to participate in an international exchange programme in Kansas, USA. The programme is prepared to fund travel and residency expenses of successful candidates coming from Third World countries, who have previously never worked in a foreign country. Applications may be submitted to -
The Lighton International Artists' Exchange Programme
The Kansas City Artists' Coalition
For more info visit www.kansascityartistscoalition.org
UNIDEE in Residence - International Programme 2006
UNIDEE in Residence is an international programme open to artists, professionals, students and graduates of various university faculties from any country in the world. UNIDEE offers an experience unlike anything offered in any other university or academic programme: a research-oriented practice that operates within each discipline and is directed towards the responsible transformation of society and the creative activation thereof.
The UNIDEE programme are directed by Michelangelo Pistoletto. The course in residency includes an active participation in meetings and seminars held by experts and professors of various humanistic, scientific, economic, political, artistic and social disciplines. The residents work individually or in groups to develop ideas and projects, working along creative lines pertinent to the following fields: Art, Communication, Ecology, Economics, Education, Work, Nutrition, Politics, Production, Science, Spirituality.
The work of the UNIDEE residents involves constant interaction with the offices of Cittadellarte, which put the programme of responsible social transformation into effect through projects developed in conjunction with public and private institutions, companies, cultural bodies and economic and production structures. All the events in the Cittadellarte programme, exhibitions, conferences, performances and workshops, offer further opportunities for the residents to explore issues and develop ideas. At the end of the residency, the ideas that have been generated are presented publicly at the UNIDEE in progress exhibition/event.
How to apply
A maximum of 20 residencies are available each year. Each lasts four months, from July 3 - October 31.
The official language is English. The Cittadellarte selection panel chooses candidates on the basis of their aptitude for developing projects relating to the aims of the University of Ideas. Applicants are invited to send any material they consider pertinent to such an assessment: curriculum, documentation of previous work, one or more examples ( well-developed or to be developed during the residence) of projects that illustrate their approach to the theme of responsible social transformation.
A filled-in and signed application form must also be included with the material. The overall estimated cost for each resident is 10,000 euros. Scholarship grants are available, for total and partial cover. Anyone interested is invited to consult the website or to contact the organising secretary for further information.
Apply now for a new grant awarded by UNESCO, Aschberg programme for an artist coming from: Africa, Latin America, Middle East, East Europa, Asia, to participate in a UNIDEE in residence 2007 www.unesco.org/culture/aschberg
Applications must be posted by April 10 to the following address:
UNIDEE in Residence
Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Via Serralunga 27, 13900 Biella, Italia
Tel: +39 015 0991462/471
Fax: +39 015 2522540
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 www.unesco.org/culture/ifpc/. 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
Mentorship Programme for a Trainee Curator of Contemporary Art at Iziko South African National Gallery
Given the serious shortage of qualified, trained or experienced art curators in South Africa from historically disadvantaged groups, Iziko South African National Gallery has successfully applied for transformation funding from the Department of Arts and Culture. A grant has been awarded for a one-year training and mentorship programme to address the need for black curators in the field of contemporary art and to provide a framework for acquiring the necessary skills and experience.
Applications, from suitably qualified South African candidates, must include CV, certified copies of qualifications, copy of a valid identity document and a letter of motivation.
Salary range: R76 343 - R89 825 - R103 295
Minimum qualification: BA Degree in Fine Arts or History of Art
Deadline for applications: August 31, 2006
Programme commences: October 2, 2006
Applicants who have not been contacted by October 2 should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.
Applications to be submitted to:
Cape Town 8000
Tel: (021) 467 4676
Fax: (021) 467 4880
AVA seeks gallery director
Applications are invited for the post of gallery director to the Association for Visual Arts Gallery in Cape Town.
Duties include: Admin of gallery and organisation of exhibitions, client liaison, fundraising, human resources management, marketing and sale of art, management of gallery resources.
Requirements: An understanding and appreciation for a diversity of visual art, ability to multi-task, time management skills, ability to communicate with a broad spectrum of people.
Key skills: Good written and verbal communication, MS Word, Excel, Outlook Express and Photoshop. Pastel a recommendation.
Applicants are required to submit a one page motivational letter, a CV and 3 contactable references by post, fax, or e-mail, by July 30, 2006 for the attention of the Director, Mrs Estelle Jacobs. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.
35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001
Tel: 021 424 7436
Fax: 021 423 2637
Cape Town studio space available
Small studio space in All Star Studio Woodstock available immediately. Approx. 30 sq metres. Rent R690 monthly. Communal facilities include kitchen.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 462 2095 office hours.
Listings in Contempo magazine
New arts, culture and design magazine Contempo is offering an opportunity for artists and galleries to advertise their exhibitions and listings free of charge.
Send your information about the exhibitions taking place at your gallery over the period of May - mid July. The format should be as follows:
Name of Gallery:
Date of exhibition:
You may include a short blurb about each exhibition as long as the number of words does not exceed 450 in total. Please email your information to email@example.com. The deadline for these entries is the Monday, May 8.
SA Art Times launched
The SA Art Times, 16 pages long, free and monthly, provides you with an enormous amount of contemporary art news, views and information, while also drawing from a rich and diverse South African art heritage.
In order to advance effective change in the visual arts community we have made the SA Arts Times free - this, we believe will assist in cutting through socio- economic barriers assisting artists to access to mainstream art markets.
We realise that many artists and art lovers live in exciting, but geographically remote areas. We would like to bring attention to their work, as well as close the divide between the art centres and fringes of the SA arts scene. The SA Art Times will be delivered free to your door.
SA Art Times, besides being distributed to the arts community, has targeted many schools with art classes, public libraries, coffee shops and cultural interest points in order to increase more exposure to an arts and culture market.
Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.arttimes.co.za with your request for a subscription, that includes your name, address, and if possible tel/ fax, cell and your profession (artist or arts admin, or arts supporter).
Add your news, views, classified ads posted for free. Advertising starts at just R350 and is therefore the most affordable advertising for the largest visual arts publication in South Africa (4000 distribution, potential 32 000 monthly readers, based on an average of two readers per issue reading the paper of 16 pages, four times per month, viewing 512 000 individual pages.
It is the ideal place to advertise your gallery, art materials, art courses, and of course your art work.
SA Art Times is brought to you by: Global Art Information (GAI) - Directed by Gabriel Clark-Brown, Edited by Cobus van Bosch. GAI is a South African-based art information company, producers of The SA Art Information Directory, Global Art Jobs etc.
World Cultures Yearbook seeks Associate Editor
The World Cultures Yearbook is looking for a scholar from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, or the Middle East to join the core Editorial Team, which is currently made up of the Yearbook's Principal Investigator (Helmut K. Anheier) and its Managing Editor (Yudhishthir Raj Isar). The Associate Editor's particular responsibility will be to develop content relevant to the non-Western World, involve scholars and experts from a greater diversity of regions and backgrounds, and contribute to the Yearbook's international presence, visibility and impact.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and in close cooperation with the Managing Editor, the Associate Editor will contribute to the Yearbook in five major task areas, with special emphasis on non-Western regions:
1. Acquisition: Soliciting, acquiring and reviewing proposals and texts for possible publication.
2. Substantive Editing: Arranging for reviews of proposals, papers and chapters by independent experts; researching typescript to determine accuracy and completeness; communicating to authors the outcome of the review process; discussing with authors suggested and required changes in their typescripts and ensuring that appropriate revisions are made in response to reviewer recommendations.
3. Administration: with UCLA and the Managing Editor for: the preparation of contracts with authors; the compiling and maintaining of contact and address information; the Yearbook's dissemination.
4. Outreach: Maintaining contact with academic and cultural circles, particularly in the Global South, with a view to identifying pertinent trends and potential new contributors.
5. Other: Performing miscellaneous other tasks related to the work, as agreed upon with the Principal Investigator and the Managing Editor. This will prominently include tasks related to the ongoing development of the Yearbook's conceptual and methodological framework as well as on its organisation and dissemination plans.
The Associate Editor will receive an honorarium and a stipend to cover expenses. We expect the workload to average one day per week. The initial appointment will be for one year, i.e., for the production of the 2008 World Cultures Report, beginning March 30, 2006, and can be extended to cover future editions.
Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary cultural issues and debates in different geo-cultural settings, but with emphasis on non-Western regions, and ability to identify and interact with leading thinkers and researchers in the field. Some editorial experience in a publishing or related setting including first-hand practice of copy editing; researching and evaluating texts in the social science and humanities disciplines for accuracy, clarity and content.
For more information, please contact Jocelyn Guihama at Guihama@spa.ucla.edu
Studio space available in Cape Town
Beautiful, well lit studio space for rent, in building of artists and artisans. Available immediately. Various size spaces, safe and secure parking, 24 hour security. R20 per m2, plus small security fee and utilities.
Tel: Billy 082 093 5869 or Amanda 082 093 5870
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
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