VANSA Winter School 2016
This year, the school will host an intensive on the theme ‘mother tongue’, an engagement with the worldviews, dreamscapes and political potentials of language. Registered participants will gain access to a series of daily seminars that will use the theme ‘mother tongue’ to probe the nuances of language. We are interested in language not as a structure of power or a static determinant of ‘culture’, but as a flexible, relational and time-changing aspect of how we imagine ourselves and seek out connection to others. Register for Winter School 2016 >>

VANSA Legal Helpdesk

VANSA has initiated a Legal Helpdesk to provide free basic legal advice to its members. The Legal Helpdesk functions in partnership with Cilac, who responds to legal queries on a weekly basis. Please note: VANSA facilitates this service at no cost to its members. Cilac is a registered legal services provider and is solely responsible for advice given or any other services rendered.
The legal advice offered to VANSA members specifically deals with:

Copyright / Intellectual Property
Contracts, Sales and Services
Business and Organisational Structures
For more information and to submit your query click here >>

Open Office Research Residency

VANSA is hosting a research residency for previous participants of the VANSA/Africalia internship programme (from 2013 – 2015) until the end of July. The project takes place in Johannesburg, and will host 6 researchers from around the country for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 3 months.

The intention of the programme is to expand on industry research currently being undertaken by VANSA and at the same time to provide post-internship experience in research and research methodologies. Participants in the programme will work on building research methodologies that will be implemented back in their respective provinces or home bases. Researchers currently in residence at VANSA are Nompumezo Gubevu (Eastern Cape) and Khanyisile Mbongwa (Western Cape).
Art Map South Africa

Visit the Art Map South Africa website for an overview of key organisations and businesses working in the contemporary art field in South Africa, developed by VANSA working in partnership with the Mondriaan Foundation. With support from ACT | Nedbank Arts Affinity the Art Map website has been updated. Please feel free to send comment or feedback to artmap@vansa.co.za.

Membership

We’re happy to have you as a VANSA Member and if you’re able to pay a Membership Contribution, that would make us even happier. You can make a contribution via PayFast or simply request a personalised invoice from us via email at membership@vansa.co.za.
If you know of anyone who would be interested in being a VANSA Member, please feel free to forward this email to them. They can easily sign up here for individual membership and here as an organisation/business/institution.
EMPLOYMENT
LOCATION – DEADLINE
2 posts at Rhodes University Fine Arts Department >>
Eastern Cape
04/07/16
Administrative Assistant at Julia Meintjies Fine Art >>
Gauteng
10/07/16
Sales & Customer Service at Goodman Gallery Cape Town >>
Western Cape
11/07/16
Art Department Manager / Art Teacher at Butterfly Art Project >>
Western Cape
Internship at Warren Editions >>
Western Cape
Volunteers at Invisible Borders >>
Nigeria

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CALLS/APPLICATIONS
LOCATION – DEADLINE
AVA 3 x open calls for art work >>
Artists
Western Cape
01/07/16
Jozi Book Fair public call >>
Artists, Researchers, Academics, etc.
Gauteng
04/07/16
Joburg Fringe open call >>
Artists, Collectives, Curators, etc.
Gauteng
08/07/16
Digital Lab Africa open call >>
Artists, Producers, Developers, etc.
France
31/08/16
Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) open call >>
Artists, Writers, Musicians, etc.
National
15/10/16
Assemblage exhibition space open call >>
Artists, Curators
Gauteng
Call for work: Semaphore Gallery >>
Artists
Switzerland
Open call for exhibitions and projects at The Michaelis Gallery >>
Artists, Curators
Western Cape
Deadline ongoing
89+ Call for submissions >>
Artists, Writers, Filmmakers, Scientists etc. born after 1989
Africa
Journey with an artist call for volunteers >>

Curators
Gauteng

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EDUCATION
LOCATION – DEADLINE
Art Therapy and Social Action short course >>
Artists, Educators, Psychologists
Gauteng
11-29/07/16
RAW Academy call for applications >>
Artists, Curators, Writers
Senegal
03/07/16
Winter School Programme at Orms School of Photography >>
Artists
Western Cape
13/06-01/07/16
Apprenticeship opportunities at Spier Arts Academy >>
Artists
Western Cape
02/09/16
Zeitz MOCAA curatorial training programme >>
Curators
Western Cape

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PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
LOCATION – DEADLINE
Funded studio at Bag Factory >>
Artists
Gauteng
01/08/16
Warren Editions Workshops 2016 >>
Artists

Western Cape

Joule City open plan workspace in Cape Town >>
Artists, Researchers, Designers etc.
Western Cape
TwilSharp studios to rent >>
Artists
Gauteng
Studio space at Space Between Gallery >>
Artists
Western Cape

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FUNDING
LOCATION – DEADLINE
New Partners, New Projects, New Spaces open call >>
Artists, Arts Organisations
South Africa & U.K.
18/07/16
Online Cultural Mobility Funding Guide for Africa >>
Artists, Cultural Operators
Africa
Mzansi Golden Economy >>
Artists, Arts Organisations
National
Disaster Relief for Cultural Heritage >>
Cultural organisations
International

RESIDENCIES
LOCATION – DEADLINE
Coriolis Effect Project call for applications >>
Artists
India
01/07/16
Sacatar Residency Fellowship >>
Artists
Brazil
31/07/16
The Falconer Foundry Residency >>
Artists
KwaZulu-Natal
Ongoing
Thread Residencies 2016 >>
Artists, Writers
Senegal
Ongoing
Space Between A-I-R >>
Artists
Western Cape
Ongoing
Floating Reverie Digital Residency >>
Artists
Online
Ongoing
Hvítahús Artist Residency >>
Artists
Iceland
Ongoing

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COMPETITIONS/NOMINATIONS
LOCATION – DEADLINE
Frieze Writer’s Prize 2016 >>
United Kingdom
18/07/16
Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology >>
Africa
31/07/16
Aesthetica Art Prize >>
United Kingdom
31/08/16
New Breed Art Competition 2016 >>
Free State
05-11/09/16
PPC Imaginarium Awards 2016/2017 >>
Western Cape
30/09/2016
Art Lovers 1932 Art Competition 2016 >>
Western Cape
03/10/2016