Archive: Issue No. 130, June 2008

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10.06.08 Mosaic Mural Art Competition
8.06.08 Entries open for 2008 Sasol New Signatures Competition
8.06.08 Art Shows at Timberlake Organic Village
8.06.08 Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowships available
8.06.08 Call for Artist Project: Art All Around, A Unique Arts and Industry Collaboration
8.06.08 Gran Canaria International Festival of Arts and Digital Cultures
8.06.08 Call for Applications for the 2009 Residency at the Künstlerhauser Worpswede


11.05.08 Call for Applications: First International Master of Media.Art.Histories


11.05.08 Call for Artists: Urban Identity - Los Angeles Video Art and Architecture event
11.05.08 Oslo Screen Festival - Call for entries
11.05.08 Vuleka Art Competition invites entries

6.04.08 Carrol Boyes Announces Theme for METAL 2008
6.04.08 2008 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition

02.12.07 Specs journal invites submissions

01.04.07 Call for Submissions: Africa Biennale 2008

04.02.07 AVA's Artreach fund invites applications


2.03.08 GoodHopeArt studios invites applications for residency


18.05.08 Faculty of Humanities at UCT seeks Director of Institute for the Performing and Creative Arts

10.02.08 AVA subscriptions renewal
10.02.08 Artist's accommodation available in Johannesburg
10.02.08 The Arts and Culture Trust invites applications

04.11.07 GoodHopeArt studios invites applications


Mosaic Mural Art Competition

In celebration of the completion of their new building in Hermanus, the Enlighten Education Trust (EET) has launched an exciting Mosaic Art Competition.

The winning design will be used to decorate the outside wall of the new centre. Prize monies total an unbelievable R61 000 and any person between the age of 18 and 30, living between Gansbaai and Cape Town may enter. Entry is free and groups are encouraged to enter. Workshops will be held to assist entrants with the practical aspects of designing a mosaic mural. EET works hard to improve the quality of education and life of communities in the Overstrand. Their new Centre will provide space for education and skills training to local communities. This is your opportunity as a young, non-professional artist to develop new skills and kick-start your career as a professional artist.

Entry forms are available at local community and art centres, secondary schools and libraries or online at You can also simply SMS the word 'mosaic' to 32545 to enter.

Entries open for 2008 Sasol New Signatures Competition

Online entries for the Sasol New Signatures Competition 2008 will open on June 2, 2008. Aspiring young artists can register and enter their works at until July 3, 2008 at 6 pm.

The online-facility provides artists with a secure and cost-effective platform to present works for the first round of judging. It also extends accessibility to the competition beyond the eight national collection points and physical submission dates. To enter online, artists are required to register a profile on the website before submitting a work. Although the competition is not judged in categories, online entries must be submitted in one of three categories for administrative purposes:

Category A includes all two dimensional artworks and incorporates drawings, photography and all types of paintings
Category B includes three dimensional artworks such as sculptures and installations
Category C is for all new media. This may involve videos and electronic applications

All works selected for the exhibition will be transported by Sasol, in partnership with Stuttaford Van Lines, from regional collection points at Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth and Stellenbosch to Pretoria.

Open to up-and-coming South African artists, aged 18 years and older, who have not yet held a solo exhibition, the competition carries total prize money of R100 000. The winners will be announced at the opening of the competition exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum on Wednesday August 20, 2008.

More details and entry forms can be obtained from Nandi Hilliard (012) 346 3100 and at or

For more information contact Johann van Rheede, Sasol Media Manager at (011) 441 3295 or 082 329 0186, or email at

Art Shows at Timberlake Organic Village

Regular Art Show days are being organised at Timberlake Organic Village (N2, between Sedgefield and Wilderness, Garden Route). The first two will take place on June 22 and July 13. The only fee is R50 which secures a place (no commission on sales).

Contact Shanda Rossouw:

Tel: 084 622 7244

Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowships available

Year-round 2-12 week independent residencies. Residents receive private studios, rooms and 3 meals daily, plus access to prominent visiting artists offering slide talks and studio visits. In addition to Vermont Studio Center Fellowships open to all artists and writers, Special Fellowships are also awarded as part of the upcoming June 16th deadline.

Fellowships available with numbers of recipients and specific eligibility requirements are listed below:

- General Fellowships: All artists and writers
- Civil Society Institute Fellowships (2 recipients) : Artists of colour living in Jersey City, Baltimore, New Haven, or other East Coast cities
- New England Artists Awards (2-3) : Visual artists living and working in New England Awards for North Carolina Artists and Writers (1-2) : Visual artists and writers living and working in North Carolina
- Pavlis Fellowships (3) : African American artists or writers, with strong preference for students and alumni of Morehouse, Spelman, Fisk, and other historically Black colleges and universities
- Wheels for Wheels Award (1) : Artists/writers who use wheelchairs, or with other mobility restriction

Download an application from

or contact:

Vermont Studio Center
PO Box 613
Johnson, VT 05656

Tel: (802) 635 2727

Application deadline: June 16

Visit for more information on our programme.

Call for Artist Project: Art All Around, A Unique Arts and Industry Collaboration

Available Cash Prizes: $10 000 for five semifinalists; one of five semi-finalists receives an additional $20 000 for one winning design, totalling $30 000 for grand prize winner; travel and accommodations in Maine, USA for one week for five semi-finalists in August, 2008.

Participants: Everyone of any nationality and of any age. In the case of a group project, the collective must designate one member to represent them.

Jurors: Paco Barragon, Independent Curator and Art Consultant, Madrid, Spain; Mark H.C. Bessire, Director and Lecturer, Bates College Museum Art, Maine; Linda Earle, Executive Director of Programs, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Oliver Kielmayer Director, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland; W. WestonLaFountain, Gallery Director, The Jameson Art Group; Elizabeth M. Salamone, South Portland Resident, Architect and Designer Liaison Creative Office Pavilion; Alice Spencer, Artist and Co-Founder, Peregrine Press, Portland, ME; Edward Leger, Programme Officer Arts Branch, Province of New Brunswick, Canada; Sener Pasalic, Manager, Natural Gas Desk Marketing, Sprague Energy, Portsmouth, NH.

The Maine Center for Creativity announces an open call for a juried design competition for a major public art work using Portland, Maine's Sprague Energy Corporation 16 of more than 35 above-ground storage tanks as a canvas. From land, sea and air, the Sprague 'tank farm' is a prominent feature on the Portland Harbor. The Art All Around competition invites entrants to submit a graphic vision for painting eight entire tanks (tops and sidewalls, shown in purple on the site aerial map (at ) and the tops only of eight additional tanks (shown in red on the site aerial map at ) within the Sprague tank farm. Approximately 250 000 passengers travel past on the highway every day. In addition, everyone who flies into the Portland Jetport sees this site from above.

The final site-based project includes a total of 16 tanks. Each entrant will submit four JPG images, which represent photographic views of only 9 of the tanks. All entrants will download the same four JPG images to alter to present their design entry. There are a limited number of commercial paint colours to use. (See Submission Requirements at ).

Five semi-finalists will be selected from Stage I of the competition. Stage II will bring the five semi-finalists to Portland for a site visit and a more in-depth study of the Sprague tank farm site. The 5 semi-finalists will need to submit a comprehensive design presentation showing how their design will apply to all of the 16 storage tanks. Although Stage I of the competition does not involve submitting designs for all of the tanks to be painted, all entrants should be aware of the fact that the separate tanks will need to work together as an aesthetic whole.

Only one winner will be selected whose vision will be applied to 16 of the tanks. As a result, there will be no multiple winning designs for different tanks and there will be no combining of designs after submission. Note that the winner will not physically paint the tanks or supply the paint for the project. Rather, the winner will only provide the graphic design and specifications. Entrants should be aware that industrial painters ultimately applying the paint to the tanks will not be able to reproduce graphic designs that are too intricate.

Application deadline: June 25, 2008

Submission guidelines at

For more information, contact Jean Maginnis:


Gran Canaria International Festival of Arts and Digital Cultures

The 13th edition of the Gran Canaria International Festival of Arts and Digital Cultures Canariasmediafest, is to be held from October 28 - November 1, 2008. The Festival is focussing on the main concept of 'Through the Window... abroad'. Rules for competition entries are displayed at The competition offers prizes totalling 26 000 euros.

Categories for submission are Video Art, Experimental Documentary, Animation and Media Art.

Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2008.

For more information:

C/ Codiz 34
35012. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Tel: 00 34 928 250587

Call for Applications for the 2009 Residency at the Künstlerhauser Worpswede

The Künstlerhauser Worpswede is one of the largest residencies in the Federal Republic of Germany. Among former grant holders are many well-known international artists such as Emmett Williams, Koeken Ergun, Yuri Leiderman, Dan Perjovschi, Katharina Sieverding and Egill Saebjoernsson.

The Künstlerhauser Worpswede is supported by the Barkenhoff Stiftung, Worpswede, and the private initiative Atelierhaus e. V., which collectively make the studios available. Besides the regular presentation of works produced in the studios both within and outside Worpswede, there are also, on a discursive level, artists' discussions, workshops and symposia on artists' support, which take place at the Barkenhoff. The grant body is also supported by the state of Lower Saxony through the award of a monthly grant of 1 400 Euro. There is no restriction on age or nationality of applicants. Selection is made by a specialised jury in the fine arts and sound art respectively.

Applications for the 2009 residencies in the fields of fine arts and sound art for a duration of up to 6 months are requested as of now. Deadline is July 10, 2008 (date of postmark).

Application forms and further information can be found at


Call for Applications: First International Master of Media.Art.Histories

The postgraduate programme MediaArtHistories at the Department for Image Science offers a two-year low residency course of study leading to an MA degree. It conveys the most important developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned international theorists, artists, curators and many others.

Artists and programmers give new insights into the latest and most controversial software, interface developments and their interdisciplinary and intercultural praxis. Keywords are: Strategies of Interaction and Interface Design, Social Software, Immersion and Emotion, and Artistic Invention. Using online databases and other modern aids, knowledge of computer animation, net art, interactive, telematic and genetic art as well as the most recent reflections on nano art, CAVE installations, augmented reality and wearables are introduced. Historical derivations that go far back into art and media history are tied in intriguing ways to digital art. Important approaches and methods from Image Science, Media Archaeology, and the History of Science and Technology will be discussed.

MediaArtHistories MA is based on the international praxis and expertise in Curation, Collecting, Preserving and Archiving and Researching in the Media Arts. What are the conditions necessary for a wider consideration of media art works and of new media in these collections of the international contemporary art scene? And in which way can new Databases and other scientific tools of structuring and visualising data provide new contexts and enhance our understanding of semantics?

For further Information:

First International Master of MediaArtHistories
Department for Image Science
Danube University Krems
Dr. Karl Dorrek Strasse 30
A-3500 Krems
Tel: 0043 2732 893 2569
Fax: 0043 2732 893 4551


Call for Artists: Urban Identity - Los Angeles Video Art and Architecture event

International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short.films to include in the next 2008 Exhibitions:

'Urban identity - Video Art and Architecture' at Digital Art Expo International in the Gallery Row area of Downtown Los Angeles (August 14 - 16, 2008). The event involves exhibits by area galleries, video installations at the Regent Theatre, circuit bender street music, street projections, video screenings at theaters and galleries. The event is in collaboration with the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival and SIGGRAPH, a huge computer graphics and art convention at the L.A. Convention Center.

The number of works with which you can participate is unlimited. All works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC), no matter what the original source medium. The duration may be any, with a preference given to a max lenght of 15 minutes. If you are interested, send your video submissions (Name/Surname, City/Country, Film title, Running time, Brief film synopsis) with a CV/biography, videography and an introduction about the piece to:

arch. Luca Curci
via Casamassima, 75
70010 - Capurso (Bari) - Italy

International ArtExpo is a not for profit organisation that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. We depend on the support of you. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our efforts. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects. Participation is open to professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.

Deadline for applications: June 30, 2008


Oslo Screen Festival - Call for entries

Oslo Screen Festival is an event organised in the year of Cultural Diversity 2008 in Norway. Screen focuses on innovative and experimental works within the field of video art, and this year encourages artists and filmmakers to approach the theme of alterity/identity in their works.

The festival is going to take place at the Cinematheque in Oslo and other places around the city on October 24, 25 and 26th. An award of 1000 Euros will be given to the best video.

Entry and regulations:

Deadline: June 30

Vuleka Art Competition invites entries

Calling all artists! With the prize money doubled and a ticket to Paris for the overall winner, enter now for the Vuleka Art Competition.

'Vuleka' is the isiXhosa word for 'open' and that means this prestigious national art competition is open to any artist (18 years and older) who has not had a solo exhibition in the past three years. Only original works of art completed during 2007/2008 may be entered. Vuleka is hosted annually by The Arts Association of Bellville (art.b).

It is aimed at encouraging creativity, innovation and adventurous art from all cultures. Selected artists from the competition will also participate in an exhibition in Bellville's art.b Gallery from September 3 - 24, 2008. Artists may enter unlimited artworks in one or more of the following categories:

- Paintings in oil, watercolour or acrylic
- Three-dimensional works, including ceramics
- Works in any other medium, including photography

Apart from a winner in each of these categories, the best artwork overall will be selected. For the overall winner a cheque of R10 000 and a return flight ticket to Paris are waiting. The visit to Paris offers the winner the opportunity to gain new inspiration in the arts and broaden his/her horizons. Prize money of R5 000 is at stake for each category winner.The artists may offer their works for sale.

For entry forms/particulars, contact Maxie Oosthuizen:

Tel: (021) 918 2301

Closing date for entries: 3pm, Friday, August 22

Exhibition of selected works opens Wednesday September 3

Carrol Boyes Announces Theme for METAL 2008

Ever searching for fresh new design talent across South Africa, Carrol Boyes Functional Art (CBFA) has announced the theme for the METAL 2008 New Designer Search: 'Frame'.

METAL is the fourth annual New Designer Search designed to discover and nurture new product design talent in South Africa. METAL invites aspirant designers to submit a prototype based on a specific theme.

Organisers of this year's initiative invite aspirant product designers to create a prototype of a frame - a structure that can contain or border any article of beauty such as a mirror, an artwork, an image, an item of jewellery or the like. Carrol Boyes, arguably one of South Africa's most commercially successful product designers, explains her choice of theme: 'A frame may hold a special memory, reflect a shared moment or simply contain a gift from someone close. I would like to encourage entrants to be inspired by these moments whilst designing and creating their prototypes so that these may reflect their uniqueness. I hope the theme inspires designers to create something completely original in form.'

For more information: Tel: (021) 462 3129

2008 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition

Sasol has launched the search for the 2008 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition winner. The company, in partnership with the Association of Arts Pretoria, is calling on all emerging South African artists to unleash their creative talents and enter the prestigious annual competition, now in its 19th year.

The 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 R5 000 each. The winners will be announced at the opening of the competition exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum on Wednesday, August 20, 2008.

'The New Signatures Art Competition is both the longest running and most prestigious competition for emerging artists in South Africa. Over the years it has made a significant contribution in promoting and exposing the creative talent of new artists to the South African public', says Teresa Lizamore, art curator, Sasol.

To afford more emerging artists the opportunity to enter the competition, all works selected for the exhibition will be transported by Sasol from regional collection points at Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth and Stellenbosch 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 (0120 346 3100. The workshops are presented by Franci Cronje who has been the chairperson of the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition since 2002 and who is a permanent member of the selection and judging committee. She has been an artist and photographer since 1980 and has also worked as a television film maker, producing and directing inserts for local television. She is currently studying towards her PhD degree in Media Studies.

The competition is open to up-and-coming South African artists, aged 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 across the country or via the Internet. Physical submissions will be accepted at the collection points on Wednesday July 2, 2008 and Thursday July 3, 2008 between 10am and 4pm. Internet entries may be submitted from June 2, 2008 to July 3, 2008 at

Regional judges will select approximately 100 works for display at the prestigious Sasol New Signatures exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum. The exhibition opens on Wednesday August 20, 2008 and closes on Sunday September 21, 2008.

More details and entry forms can be obtained from Nandi Hilliard:

Tel: (012) 346 3100 or

Specs journal invites submissions

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices. The editors invite submissions of creative and/or critical work for the annual Fall 2008 print and web issue. We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork, poetry, and pieces that blur genre boundaries.

The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields. The editors are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and more.

The deadline for poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, and art is March 3, 2008. We accept simultaneous submissions of creative work, as long as we receive prompt notice of acceptance elsewhere. Please limit prose submissions to under 6000 words and poetry submissions to 10-12 pages.

Email submissions as word attachments to

Remember to include a brief cover letter indicating whether you wish to be considered for the print edition, the web edition, or both. Please be advised that colour artwork with heavy graphics will only be considered for the web edition. Artwork for the print edition is limited to black on white work (4 x 7 dimensions).

Please also indicate the type/genre of submission in the subject heading (Poetry, Fiction, etc.).

We are also seeking art, fiction, poetry, and critical work that limits itself to one-page pieces for ONE/OFF, a special interactive section of Specs. In this section, we hope to force interactions between the print and web edition.

For more information, visit:

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

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


GoodHopeArt studios invites applications for residency

GoodHopeArt is a dynamic organisation that provides working studio and exhibition space for local and international professional visual artists to develop their artistic practice. To participate in this special exchange, please contact Nico Eilers on nico.eilers@telkomsa.netor alternatively phone 083 285 78 74. GoodHope Art also facilitates art bridging workshops and life drawing classes for emerging artists.


Faculty of Humanities at UCT seeks Director of Institute for the Performing and Creative Arts

The Institute for the Performing and Creative Arts (IPCA) has been established to promote excellence in teaching, research and in the production of diverse forms of creative output, presentation and performance in collaboration with cognate departments and units at UCT, including the Baxter Theatre. This collaboration will take the form of shared performances, festivals, exhibitions and other creative endeavours. The incumbent will be expected to develop a vision for the Institute within a South African context, locating it as part of the cultural discourses of the African continent as well as globally. Appointment will be as soon as possible.

The Institute wishes to appoint a Director at the level of Professor, Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer for an initial contract period of three years. The Director will be an outstanding scholar who will be responsible for the development of a creative programme for the Institute, in collaboration with and with the participation of all relevant departments and units at UCT, and for its artistic and financial management. The Director will be responsible to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities via the IPCA Board for the work of the Institute which will include fundraising to support IPCA activities.

The Institute is the recipient of generous donor funding in support of its work.

Appointment requires:
- scholarly understanding of the branches of creative endeavour supported by IPCA - opera, dance, music, fine art, drama, creative writing etc. - with extensive knowledge of and experience in at least one of these branches
- proven ability to promote scholarship in the creative and performing arts
- extensive experience in the successful raising of funds for creative outputs
- proven ability to work across the creative disciplines and mount productions, exhibitions and other events which draw upon these disciplines
- proof of personal involvement with creative work of stature (experience in the professional production or co-production of performances within his/her area of expertise at a national or international level)
- recognised ability to deal empathetically with organisations in the field, including at metropolitan, provincial and national government levels, as well as students who are beginning their careers (experience in the development of networks within the broader music, dance and dramatic performance communities)
- strong leadership and management ability

The annual remuneration package is negotiable and includes competitive benefits. Appointment will take place at the level of Professor, Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer, depending on qualifications and experience. Requirements at each rank will align with the Faculty's criteria for promotion.

Please send:

- a letter of motivation
- a comprehensive CV (no certificates)
- a one-page summary of your CV
- the names, email and telephone details of three referees

Mrs R. Daniels (Ref: 1660-AT)
Staff Recruitment and Selection
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7700

Tel: (021) 650 2220

Deadline: June 13

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at

AVA subscriptions renewal

The AVA reminds subscribers to request the renewal of subscriptions. Subscriptions run a full calendar year, from January to end December and are now due, as follows:

Single: R85
Couple: R140
Pensioner: R35
Student: R35

Cheques and postal orders to be made out to AVA or to the Association for Visual Arts. Bank details for direct deposits:

FNB, Long St
Br: 201709
Acc No: 50061874340
Current Account
please use your whole name and surname as reference

Paid-up members will receive a membership card which entitles them to a 10% discount on all purchases at the following art shops:
Artsource, Campus Art and Hardware and Ruth Prowse Art Shop

Association for Visual Arts
35 Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa,
Phone: +27-21 424-7436,
Fax: +27-21 423-2637,

Artist's accommodation available in Johannesburg

Private room with separate accompanying large studio
Secure garage parking
Commune type house located in Brixton Area shared with other artists
In close vicinity to WITS University (+- 3Km away), Johannesburg University (+-1 Km away), Brixton Swimming Pool (+-1Km away), Shopping Centre (+- 500m away), Melville and Campus Square about 1 km away
Secure and Safe ADT Security monitored property (with high walls, and panic alarm and motion sensors)

Rent is R1550 per month and one month's deposit is required.

Tel: 083 408 9734

The Arts and Culture Trust invites applications

The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) fosters and develops creativity in South Africa through the evaluation and support of arts, culture and heritage projects. The Department of Arts and Culture, Nedbank, Sun International and The Vodacom Foundation are the Founding Trustees of ACT; The Royal Netherlands Embassy is a Founding Sponsor and Breadline Africa is a Sponsoring Trustee.

Who is eligible to apply for funding from ACT?

Professional artists (individuals), groups and organisations involved in the creation of arts, cultural or heritage work are eligible. Proposed projects must take place in or have relevance to South Africa and applicants must be South African citizens or permanent residents of South Africa.

What is the application procedure?

ACT considers applications for funding throughout the year, based on the funds we have available for disbursement. Prior to submitting a proposal for funding please submit a brief letter of enquiry to the ACT office in order to determine whether your request is in line with the current focus areas and criteria of ACT. Your letter should include the following information:

1. A description of the project for which funds are being requested
2. Information about the organisation or individual implementing the project
3. Estimated overall project budget including income, funds from other sources and the amount of funding requested from ACT
4. Period of time for which funding is requested
5. Qualifications of those who will be engaged in the project

Do not submit annexures such as videos, books, art works or compact discs at this stage. Should we require any additional information you will be contacted.

Applicants will receive a response from the ACT office within six weeks of receipt indicating whether the letter of enquiry falls within ACT's focus areas and whether the funding available for that year will permit the ACT Board of Trustees to consider the request. If a letter of enquiry is successful, applicants may then be invited to complete a formal funding application form.

For more information, visit: Letters of enquiry can be sent to the ACT office as follows:

The Arts & Culture Trust
Postnet Suite 354
Private Bag X29
Gallo Manor

Fax: 086 505 0240
E-mail: (preferred)

GoodHopeArt studios invites applications

GoodHopeArt provides studios for visual artists. The studios are working and exhibition spaces with facilities for local and international, professional artists to develop their careers. GHA offers bridging workshops, life drawing sessions, in-service training and mentoring programmes for newly qualified artists. Candidates work in conjunction with experienced artists and mentors.

GoodHopeArt is a dynamic organisation and fulfils specific and essential skills for artists who are serious about entering the professional art industry.

For more information, contact Nico Eilers

Tel: 083 285 7874
Fax: (021) 949 8270