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
Deadline: Friday April 13, 2007
The conference takes place at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, from September 12 - 15
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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
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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
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:
'Van Boerekitsch en Ander Dinge' invites submissions
Artists are invited to submit works for 'Van Boerekitsch en Ander Dinge'. The aim is for artists to use kitsch, particularly South African kitsch, as a starting point. Final selection of works for the exhibition will happen by means of a selection jury. There is no restriction on media but electronic or specialised equipment will have to be provided by the artists. There is no participation fee, but all costs of production will be carried by the artist. The curator will cover the costs of transportation from gordart Gallery (or a designated place), to Oudtshoorn and back. Artists are welcome to organise their own insurance for works. The exhibition at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) will be secured but gordart Gallery and the curators cannot accept responsibility for the theft or damage (though this is not very likely).
Curator Gordon Froud stated the following about the show: 'This exhibition will relate strongly to our past where we have all been victims of or at least experienced kitsch of some sort in our homes. Whether this was in the form of fluffy dice and oranges on car aerials, nodding dogs, Tretchikoff prints, "Zulu Lulu" dolls, crocheted doilies, zebra skin rugs, 3 ducks on the wall, African wooden figures with springbok skin shields or charming ceramic spotted dogs and doe-eyed cats, we all have seen them in abundance. These tasteless objects tell us much about our history in South Africa and how we as a nation have tried to assimilate each others' cultures and, thank goodness, how we have changed. The rise of Boerekitsch is of particular interest as a new generation of artists and designers are now re-evaluating their political and cultural pasts, making reference to political figures and images of bygone days. Oom Paul Kruger, The Monument, drawings of Blood River, ox wagons, H F Verwoerd and many other images appear on plates, cushions, trays and of course in paintings, sculptures and graphic art forms.
'I curated a show in 2005 called '... of Boerekitsch and other things!' at Merely Mortal Gallery in JHB. It was a raving success, sold well and was well covered in the media because it was light-hearted and poked fun at absolutely everyone and everything. The show at KKNK will extend this idea without re-showing those works (most of which have been sold). It will be a visually exciting show that should attract a large audience because it will have images that most people will relate to. Our country has reached an age where we are able to laugh at ourselves and take light-hearted ownership of our often bad taste past� I look forward to your submissions that should be clever, witty, beautiful and engaging.'
Send images for consideration to:
Email: email@example.com or
78 Third Ave, Melville 2092
These should reach gordart Gallery by February 28. Artists will be notified of their acceptance or not by Monday March 7.
For more information:
Tel: 084 423 8635
Proposals invited for 'Flesh!'
2006 Winner of the Kanna prize for Visual Arts at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK), Chris Diedericks, is calling for proposals of works for the exhibition 'Flesh!'. As curator of the show, Diedericks invites artists to propose work that will be cutting-edge and challenging, as opposed to what he calls 'frequently boring and literal erotic shows which are presented as edgy'. Diedericks is aiming to curate 'an erotic show with a difference', and to stimulate thought and debate, not just predictable titillation, shock or disgust.
There is no restriction on media, and Diedericks hopes that responses will be forthcoming in all forms. However, artists requiring specialised equipment for the exhibition of their works will have to provide it themselves. Installations must be accompanied by detailed instructions; physically complicated installations will have to be installed by the relevant artists.
Deadline for final ideas/concepts/photographs/digital images: February 28
Artists will be informed one week later whether their works have been selected for the show.
Email proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact Chris Diedericks: (011) 884 7545 or 083 290 1838
UNESCO Digital Art Awards 2007
STILL LIFE: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change
This UNESCO project offers the participant the chance to create digital art inspired by the intersections of art, technology, and socio-cultural conditions that occur in the urban environment. Young artists around the world are invited to reflect on how urban spaces and city environments could be transformed into creative outlets cultivating artistic innovation and new forms of expression.
Preparatory materials by January 31, 2007
- CV and biographies of participating artist(s)
- Completed entry form using the existing online application, 'Scenes and sounds of my city' http://unesco.sjsu.edu/
Final materials by February 16, 2007
- One creative project comprised a slide show of pictures (.jpeg and .gif) and sound (.mp3) submitted online at: http://unesco.sjsu.edu/
- Written documentation (word or pdf format) on the process of building the creative projects with supporting audio-visual materials
- Total award of US $10 000. (Provided by the Higashiyama Fund, managed by the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan (NFUAJ), and given by the Director-General of UNESCO)
- The prize winners will also be invited to attend Sharjah Biennial 8
For more information:
You can also contact The Trinity Session for any support or facilitation: email@example.com
Month Of People's Photography invites submissions
New theme for Group Exhibition, MOPP 07
Photography creates its own compartments. The photojournalist, the fine artist, the well-paid celebrity, the bohemian dreamer, the purist, the pragmatist, the
classical, the hypermodern, the uncropped image, the setup shot, the Gettys. the majority world. the South. the North. the West. the developing world. Red filters,
green filters, high pass filters, layers, masks, feathered edges. No photoshop, yes photoshop. Canonites, Nikonites, Leicaphytes, digital, analogue, SLR, Happy snappy.
Anyway, we impose no limits on your mind. However, it's just a theme. So get over it. Go round it. Think of it. Or climb on it. The important thing is that the
picture contains a statement. A picture should need no explanation and the method should only create the effect. In that regard, I would say that there are no
limits as to the creation of a picture.
The theme for MOPP 07 is 'I Spy with My Third Eye'
Your body of work should not exceed 15 photographs. Send a small collection of zipped .jpeg's to:
ICEBOX calls for entries and proposals
ICEBOX is a collaborative festival of contemporary creativity in audio/visual art. With the focus on the electronic, open and South African, the festival combines music, film, video and interactive media through a programme of screenings, multimedia performances, club nights, workshops and an online exhibition.
Liquid Fridge, partnered by MTKidu and rustpunk, presents ICEBOX 02 in February/March 2007 in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, South Africa. The festival is calling for the participation of established and emerging South African and international artists and professionals working in a broad range of disciplines including electronic music, sound art, digital film, animation, photography, video art, graphic design, interactive and generative media, Net art, video game art and electronics.
For more information and entry forms, contact Hein Bekker
Tel: 082 508 2922
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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:
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.
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