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NEW LISTINGS

01.04.07 Call for submissions: 'Cape '07 NOTEbook'
01.04.07 Call for submissions: The First Riebeek Kasteel Biennale
01.04.07 Sasol New Signatures invites entries
01.04.07 Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto presents UNIDEE in Residence International Programme 2007
01.04.07 Studio to let in Observatory, Cape Town
01.04.07 Call for Submissions: Africa Biennale 2008

SERVICES & COURSES OFFERED

1.09.06 Art Courses in Plettenberg Bay

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

05.03.07 First Call for Papers: 23rd Annual Conference of the South African Visual Arts Historians

04.02.07 AVA's Artreach fund invites applications
04.02.07 art + blog = blogart? calls for proposals
04.02.07 Africa Burns

4.08.06 Call to Artists, Architects and Interior Designers

7.07.06 Africa e Mediterraneo invites you to contribute to a bibliography on contemporary African art

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

3.06.05 Unseen City invites contributions

04.03.05 Enjin Museum of Dead Media calls for contributions

02.08.04 Gallery in Georgia, USA seeks South African artists

01.11.03 AVA invites submissions

15.09.03 Donate your art to aids orphans auction website

RESIDENCIES

7.07.06 The Kansas City Artists' Coalition invites artists to participate in an international exchange

SUNDRY

5.05.06 Listings in Contempo magazine

2.03.06 SA Art Times launched

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



NEW LISTINGS

Call for submissions: 'Cape '07 NOTEbook'

The CAPE Africa Platform is calling for submissions and participation in the 'Cape '07 NOTEbook' project. 'Cape '07 NOTEbook' will be a multimedia documentary film project comprised of a myriad of recorded experiences of the 'Cape '07' event. Everybody is welcome to participate. All submissions will be merged into a visual notebook that promises to investigate, explore and expand on issues raised by the biennale. The finished product will be projected at Iziko SANG from April 28 until May 2.

Interested parties are invited to record their experiences and investigations using any notemaking means. Suggestions include doodles, drawings, emails, sms texts, notes, photographs, sound recordings, animation, video clips. No equipment will be provided by the organisers, so use whatever means are available to you. There will be no censorship of the submissions, allowing participants complete freedom to respond howsoever they choose. All contributions will be fully credited in the final product.

Deadline: April 24, 2007

For more information, contact Julienne Lemb:
Tel: (021) 488 3064
Email: julienne@capeafrica.org

Call for submissions: The First Riebeek Kasteel Biennale

The first Riebeek Kasteel Biennale takes place from September 24 - 26, 2007. The show is entitled 'Viva la Vida - Long live Life' and is premised upon the idea that the end of the world may have already begun. How do we respond to turn back the tide?

The First Riebeek Kasteel Biennale is open for submissions from artists producing engaged, interventionist, fierce, practicable works that blend responsibility with pleasure. The show is hosted by the Cape Francolin Art Hotel with assistance from what if the world´┐Ż

Submission deadline: August 1, 2007

For more information regarding the brief, guidelines for submissions contact David Bellamy:
Email: davidbellamy@capefrancolinarthotel.com

Sasol New Signatures invites entries

Sasol is calling on all emerging South African artists to unleash their creative talents and to enter the prestigious 2007 Sasol New Signatures Competition. The company, in partnership with the Association of Arts Pretoria, today launched the 18th annual competition, one of the most coveted awards for young up-and-coming South African artists, 18 years and older.

This year's competition carries total prize money of R100 000, comprising an overall first prize of R60 000, a runner-up award of R15 000 and five merit awards of R5000 each. The winners will be announced at the opening of the competition exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum on Wednesday August 1, 2007.

'The New Signatures competition is both the longest running and most prestigious competition for emerging artists, in South Africa. In its long history, the competition has played an important role in launching the careers of many of South Africa's established and respected contemporary artists, including Diane Victor, Kathryn Smith, Hanneke Benade, Henk Serfontein, Sean Slemon, Anton Karstel, Minnette Vári, Wim Botha and Retha Erasmus,' says Franci Cronje, Sasol New Signatures Competition Chairman.

To afford more emerging artists the opportunity to enter the competition, Sasol's sponsorship will include transportation of works selected for the exhibition from regional collection points to Pretoria. Workshops will be held nationally to assist artists in understanding the competition, the judging process and provide advice on conceptualisation, display and presentation of works. Attendance is free of charge and to reserve a place, bookings can be made through Nandi Hilliard on (012) 346 3100.

The competition is open to up-and-coming South African artists, 18 years and older, who have not yet held a solo exhibition, apart from an exhibition being held for academic purposes. Artists are invited to submit one or two art works at six venues in major venues across the country or via email. Physical submissions will be accepted at the collection points 10am - 4pm on June 5 and 6. Email entries may be submitted from May 2 - June 6. Visit www.sasolsignatures.co.za for moreinfo on how to do this.

Regional selection panels will select approximately 100 works nationwide for the prestigious Sasol New Signatures exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum. The exhibition runs from August 1 - September 9.

For more info, contact Nandi Hilliard:
Tel: (012) 346 3100
Email: WernaP@meropa.co.za
www.artsassociationpta.co.za or www.sasolsignatures.co.za

Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto presents UNIDEE in Residence International Programme 2007

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.

The UNIDEE programmes are directed by Michelangelo Pistoletto. The 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
- The residency lasts four months, from July 2 - October 31
- The official language is English
- 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 vitae, documentation of previous work, or one or more examples ( well-developed or developing during the residence) of projects that illustrate their approach to the theme of a socially responsible transformation. A filled-in and signed application form must also be included with the material. 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.

The sum includes:
- seminars during the residency
- attendance of the workshops
- technical and teaching assistance, visits and inspections
- participation in Cittadellarte activities
- board and lodging on the premises

Deadline for applications: April 16, 2007

Submit applications to:

UNIDEE in Residence

Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto Via Serralunga, 27
13900 Biella - Italia

Tel: 39 015 0991 462 / 471
Fax: 39 015 25 22 540
Email: unidee@cittadellarte.it
http://www.cittadellarte.it/unidee

Studio to let in Observatory, Cape Town

Great studio, lots of light, nice vibe, secure and alarmed, in creative environment with shared amenities, measures approx. 7.5m x 10m, to let from May 1, 2007. Price is R 2,685 or R 2,925 including ADSL, ex. VAT, water and electricity. Deposit required. Located in Lower Main Road, Obs. For more information, contact Sean:
Tel: 083 988 8258
Email:sean@takeawaytheatre.com

Call for Submissions: Africa Biennale 2008

This is an open call for submissions by contemporary African visual artists to the Africa Biennale 2008. AVANT CAR GUARD is proud to announce having secured both operational support and project funding from the art world and corporate entities, and in this capacity will be producing a prestigious showcase of this country's hidden secrets to the art world. As we know Africa is a country that has long operated outside the world, and it's time to bring the world back into the fold and celebrate together the riches of this often misunderstood and mysterious country.

Avant Car Guard
Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: (021) 123 4567
Email: infor@avantcarguard.com

SERVICES & COURSES OFFERED

Art Courses in Plettenberg Bay

We offer a unique team-building opportunity for groups who are not necessarily outdoorsy, adventurous or particularly active, yet together would learn a new and exciting skill that would last them a lifetime. The deep relaxation achieved through drawing and painting in a tranquil country setting, would greatly benefit a stressed-out group of city dwellers.

So many people wish that they could draw and paint but consider themselves to be lacking in talent. The truth is, anyone can learn the skill. David Thorpe holds art-course-holiday breaks in the heart of the majestic 'Crags' near Plettenberg Bay on the tranquil, historical farm called Redford House. In these surroundings one is offered the rare pleasure of learning to draw and paint in a naturalist's paradise with an abundance of flora and fauna from with which to draw inspiration.

'There's nothing artistic about being able to draw. It's just a logical process', says David Thorpe. We offer a variety of choices for groups to participate in from 3 and 5 day courses to accompanied tours to game farms and mountain resorts. Courses can be tailor made to meet requirements and can be held at venues closer to the groups' home city. Prices vary accordingly and will be quoted on request.

Example of a Course:
During the three day beginners' course, David will teach participants to draw in the first two days. He is renowned for his drawings, paintings, illustrations and tutoring skills and is able to help a student attain their personal goals, whatever those may be. He teaches a technique which all artists use and can easily be learned in just a few days. Having learned to draw, the course moves onto basic watercolour painting on the final day, with demonstrations and simple painting exercises with personal assistance throughout the course.

There is time in the afternoons for vists to the nearby sights of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden (two amazing experiences within a living forest), wine tasting on a nearby wine farm, Elephant sanctuary etc., all withing a few kilometers of where the courses take place.

Depending on the group's budget, accommodation is at a variety of properties from B&B type establishments to Kurland Park, a polo estate offering 5 star accommodation. Restaurants are abundant in the area, and picnics are arranged each day for the participants. The course can accommodate up to 12 people and prices vary according to the needs of the group.

Basic costs: R700.00 per person per day. This includes participation in the 3 day drawing and painting course and lunch each day.

For more info contact Eve Wilson (Marketing and Sales):
Tel: (044) 535 9771 or 083 292 3359
Fax: 086 510 2728
Email: info@artadventures.co.za
www.artadventures.co.za

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

NEW LISTINGS

First Call for Papers: 23rd Annual Conference of the South African Visual Arts Historians

'South African Art History in an African context'

Recent South African Visual Arts Historians (SAVAH) conferences have served as platforms for critical debates on transformation, with a focus on the extent to which these debates have transpired within the context of institutional, historical, social and political changes in South Africa. The forthcoming conference, at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, aims to direct this focus more clearly onto the disciplines of art history and visual arts studies per se by interrogating the ways in which these essentially Western disciplines are being (re)written and studied in South Africa in relation to South Africa's status within a wider African discourse.

We invite papers that address issues and problematics around the ways in which art history and visual arts studies are theorised, studied, and practised in the (South) African context, as well as papers that invoke these theoretical issues in relation to artworks and art-making practices. These may well engage issues raised by the following rubrics through specific case studies:

Methodological issues in art history/visual arts studies in (South) Africa: papers under this rubric could look at modes of writing as they relate to artists' biographies; ethnic classifications; constructions of meaning; the art/craft debate; questioning the canon in relation to a South African or wider African context.

Historiographical issues in art history/visual arts studies in (South) Africa: papers under this rubric could include constructions of narrative dealing with historical exclusions and inclusions; who has done the writing; circulation and distribution; notions of ownership of knowledge; the establishing of aesthetic value (as resistance/ convention).

The production and archiving of art history: i.e. the role of major events, exhibitions, and competitions in the shaping of African discourse; corporate support for the arts/corporate collections; the 'afterlife' of catalogues; the role of commercial galleries; debates around public space/public art and architecture; issues around digital / virtual archiving.

Educational issues (possibly in a workshop format): how is art history/visual studies taught at secondary and tertiary levels?; examining the lack of art history/visual studies in the South African/African school systems; engaging transformation within the context of visual studies; publishing for education; research in education.

We also envision a student session for presentation of postgraduate research that addresses these rubrics.

Please forward a provisional title and abstract (approx. 300 words) to:

Prof. Anitra Nettleton
Division of Visual Arts
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg 2050
Email: Anitra.Nettleton@wits.ac.za

Deadline: Friday April 13, 2007

The conference takes place at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, from September 12 - 15

AVA's Artreach fund invites applications

The Association For Visual Arts' Artreach fund was founded by committee members in the late 1980s to help raise funds for various charities in Cape Town. In the 1990s it was transformed into a more focused fund for the financial assistance of visual artists. To date, AVA's Artreach fund has sponsored art materials, art studio rentals, workshop fees, art tuition, art classes for children in Langa, a sculpture peace park, a street youth drawing project, a gallery in an art school, art catalogues, exhibition expenses for shows at AVA, framing charges and production costs for exhibitions.

AVA's Artreach programme is an initiative aimed at broadening opportunities for visual artists in South Africa by creating artmaking possibilities, by encouraging art education, by promoting through exposure, and by advancing cultural production across a wide spectrum of visual arts media. The programme is co-sponsored by Absolut Vodka and with Lottery funding.

The Artreach committee meets on a monthly basis. For details with regards to applications Please check www.ava.co.za

art + blog = blogart? calls for proposals

Theme:
a + b = ba?
[art + blog = blogart?]

JavaMuseum - http://www.javamuseum.org is starting its 2nd phase by publishing an open call focussing on the question of whether blogs and/or blogging can be tools for creating a new type of .net-based art. The launch of this new project in September 2007 is planned to be also the occasion for re-launching JavaMuseum after a phase of re-structuring since 2005.

JavaMuseum - Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art, founded in 2000, realised during the 1st phase (2001-2005) 18 showcases focussing on Internet- based art in a global context, including more than 350 artists from 40 countries. In this way, JavaMuseum was able to show for the first time the dimension of Internet- based art as a new and individual art genre, even if it is continously said to be dead.

For a + b = ba?, JavaMuseum is inviting artists to submit such an art project in form of a blog.

The entry details, regulations and entry form can be found on http://netex.nmartproject.net/index.php?blog=8&cat=54

Deadline July 2

Africa Burns

The Burning Man project has grown from a small spontaneous gathering with a burning effigy on a beach 21 years ago, to a community of over 40 000 people who congregate once a year to construct a temporary city and experimental community in the Nevada desert. The impact of the Burning Man experience has been so profound that an entire culture has formed around it, the basic tenets of which are:

Community, participation, radical self-expression and self-reliance.

'The giving of yourself is the greatest gift you can give to the Burning Man community, and is imperative to the survival of this unique experiment.' Burning Man regionals are now held across the world - North America, Australia, Europe, Germany, Asia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and now South Africa. A regional representative (or three) will be appointed shortly.

An art and music festival heavily inspired by the legendary Burning Man, brought to SA by Paul Jorgensen with the blessing of Burning Man;
- a 100% participant sponsored, participant created event.
- a three day multi-disciplinary event staged on private property (visual arts, music, performance, interactive theme camps);
- attracting international participants with an emphasis on forming artistic collaborations that are displayed and/or performed;
- involving radical self expression and an experiment in temporary community building;
- exploring concepts related to ART outside gallery and museum institutions
- expanding and bridging the concepts of Art Biennales and Burning Man
- encouraging a culture of environmental mindfulness

Prior to Africa Burns there will be 3 weeks of workshops held in Cape Town which will serve to build large scale art that will grace the festival. Should you wish to participate or have space, tools and materials to contribute please contact us.

For more information on how you can participate, contact: paul@onepeople.com or
africaburns@iafrica.com or
robertbobman@iafrica.com

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: ts@onair.co.za
Artists can send examples of their works (low-resolution) and contact details to: thepremises@onair.co.za

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
Email: io@pensa.it
skype: iopensa
Tel. 335 655 3633

The version of the bibliography updated till the July 10 will be published in Africa e Mediterraneo #55.

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
USA

Inquiries may be sent to j_peffer@yahoo.com and ogbechie@arthistory.ucsb.edu

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 evert@artants.com

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.

Visit www.unseencity.uct.ac.za

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 modm@onair.co.za . Call (011) 339 2785 or 381 7711 for further information.

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: larameefineart@charter.net

AVA invites submissions

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

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

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

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

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

Donate your art to AIDS orphans auction website

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

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

RESIDENCIES

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
201 Wyandotte
Kansas City
MO 64108

For more info visit www.kansascityartistscoalition.org

SUNDRY

Small Studio/Office to let in Observatory, Cape Town

Secure room with intercom measuring approx. 3.5m x 4.5m leading in from pleasant garden, with shared kitchen and W.C. (x2). Rent R1550/pm, includes ADSL. Friendly environment, good chi.

For more info:

Tel: 083 9888258

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:
Address:
Telephone Number:
Fax:
E-mail address:
Web address:
Date of exhibition:
Artist/s:

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 editor@contempo.co.za. 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 subscription@arttimes.co.za 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).

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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.

Background:
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.

Objectives:
* 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
Email: ama@yatfund.org
www.yatfund.org

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

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