Baxter Dance Festival call for applications

The annual Baxter Dance Festival will take place from 5 to 14 October 2017 and choreographers, independent dance-makers, dance studios, schools, companies and groups, are now invited to apply to be part of this year’s programme. Applications close at noon on Friday 23 June 2017, so performers are urged to get their applications in as early as possible.

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Call for papers: Visual Cultures of Race and Animality

The human/animal question has surfaced in the Humanities with a sense of urgency. The themed issue of Image & Text on “Visual Cultures of Race and Animality” aims to develop this multi- and interdisciplinary interest from transnational and/ or African vantage points. Questions about the figuration, and framing, of the human, demonstrate that what ‘the West’ calls ‘Human’ and what it calls ‘Animal’ has fatal consequences.

 

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Arts Programme Manager Vacancy at British Council

British Council South Africa is recruiting an Arts Programme Manager with at least five years’ recent professional experience at a senior level in a creative, producing, programming or management capacity in the cultural sector, ideally with links and some knowledge of, and contacts in UK and African arts and cultural sectors. Experience of leading teams to ensure significant impact through successful outcomes from cultural programmes.

 

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National Arts Festival Fringe costly but key for independent theatre makers

By Heather Dugmore – Exciting, fresh new theatre-makers rely on the annual National Arts Festival (NAF) Fringe in Grahamstown to showcase their work. It raises their profile and it often leads to opportunities in South Africa and internationally. But it is expensive to be there, says independent theatre maker Philip Rademeyer who has taken his productions to the NAF Fringe since 2012. This year’s NAF is from the 29th June to the 9th July.

Philip Rademeyer

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Theatre nerd? ACT wants to change your life!

For the last seven years, the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Scholarships Programme has been stoking local talent and affording tertiary education opportunities to young South African performers. And this year is no different; with performing arts scholarships to the value of R200,000, up for grabs.

Arlin Bantam – Scholarship recipient 2013

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Call for nominations for the 2017 ACT Awards

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is inviting nominations for the eagerly awaited 2017 ACT Awards, which are held annually in recognition and celebration of excellence in the arts, culture and creative sectors in South Africa.

Lifetime Award recipients 2016: From left – Johnny Clegg, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Albie Sachs, Dr. Wally Serote, Penny Siopis & Johaar Mosaval

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Curatorial Project Manager Vacancy at Assemblage

Assemblage is a non-profit organisation which intends for the visual arts community of Johannesburg to connect, to share ideas, information and advice and to collaborate. It provides an inclusive forum where visual art students, graduates and professionals can network. Assemblage encourages production, participation, professionalism and the sharing of resources, knowledge and skills.

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