World social forum on migrations comes to South Africa-2014

World social forum on migrations comes to South Africa-2014

 

Dates:

05/12/2014

World social forum on migrations comes to SA

World's migrants and refugees come under focus in Johannesburg on 5-8 December, 2014. 

As EU strengthens its border control, Johannesburg gets ready to host the World Social Forum on Migrations. 

Just two months before the World Social Forum on Migration, scheduled for Johannesburg from 5-8 of December 2014, the European Union (EU) seems to have left no loopholes for migrants to access its territory. 

Early in October 2014, the EU announced the 'mos maiorum' operation, with the twinned objective of stopping illegal immigrants from entering its territory but also mapping channels of clandestine immigration to insure

necessary measures are put into place to control these areas. An 18000-strong police force was deployed to train stations, borders, shores and other points of entry to insure that no 'illegal migrant' enters. Several migrants have been arrested and are currently awaiting deportation. The underlying question remains: are these effective interventions? 

 

Join the debate and be part of first ever World Social Forum on Migration in Africa bringing together 3000 migration experts, policy makers, academics and social movements meeting this December in Johannesburg to address the current migration systems and propose alternative models. The Forum details are as follows: 

Where: University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus 

When: 5-8 December 2014 

Theme: Migration in the heart of our Humanity: Defending our freedom and Rethinking Mobility, Development and Globalization 

About the WSFM 2014 

Created in Brazil in 2005, The World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) is one of the thematic areas of the World Social Forum (WSF) which aims to provide space for independent, democratic debates and create alternative models to existing policies, agendas and actions on migration and mobility related issues. 

Since its creation in Brazil in 2005, the WSFM has been held in Asia, South and Latin-America (2005: Brazil, 2006 and 2008: Spain, 2010: Ecuador, 2012: Philippines). The 6th edition will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa

Starting on December 5, the approximately 4000 delegates from across the world will be invited to join the rest of South Africa to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of world icon Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in a

march. This will be followed by plenaries, workshops and seminars for the rest of the three days. The event will end with recommendations/resolutions that will be presented to governments across the world for consideration. 

For more information on the World Social Forum on Migrations, please check the website www.wsfm2014.com like our Facebook page World Social Forum on Migrations, Follow us on Twitter WSFM2014 or contact the WSFM Office : 011 487 1430/ 011 487 0269 / 083 514 7367 or via e-mail atinfo@wsfm2014.com 

 

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Art Moves Africa : Relaunch of AMA Mobility Grants Program

Art Moves Africa : Relaunch of AMA Mobility Grants Program

Art Moves Africa (AMA) is an international not-for-profit organisation that aims 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 the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks, and the pursuit of cooperation.

NEXT DEADLINE : 15 OCTOBER 2014

AMA is thrilled to announce the re-launch of its mobility grants program!

Since May 2013, and due to global funding cuts for culture, AMA was obliged to stop allocating mobility grants to cultural practitioners living and working in Africa.

During this period AMA continued providing key information, through itsfacebook page, on opportunities about capacity building programs, funding schemes and partnership calls. This has been possible thanks to the help of On the Move.

AMA would like to take this opportunity to thank On the Move, Arterial Network, Mimeta and YATF for their support and solidarity during these difficult times. 

The re-launch of AMA grants program is made possible thanks to a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Stichting Doen. This support is an invaluable asset in a long and ongoing journey of work to diversify funding resources, where the participation of all stakeholders is crucial.

Culture and artistic mobility are important vectors for development. Mobility encourages the exchange of information and experiences, capacity building, network building and South-South cooperation. Therefore AMA remains committed to continue supporting mobility of African artists and cultural professionals living and working within the continent.

In order to support AMA vision, we still call for support letters explaining the relevance of AMA's mission and activities for the cultural sector within the continent and insisting on the importance of survival/further existence of the organisation.

 

Infecting the City-Call for submissions 2015-Cape Town

Infecting the City-Call for submissions 2015-Cape Town

The Africa Centre is calling for proposals for Infecting The City Public Arts Festival that will be held from the 9th – 14th March 2015

We would appreciate it if you could put a link up on your website, Call for Proposals – Infecting the City and/or distribute this call to your networks and anyone who might be interested in applying.

I have also attached a PDF of this letter which can be forwarded

Infecting The City unfolds on the streets and various other public spaces in the Central Business District of Cape Town. The Festival provides an unusual opportunity for art, music, dance and performance to leave the confines of theatres and galleries to engage with or disrupt Cape Town’s daily activities.  The Festival's programme challenges audiences, pushes boundaries, shifts perspectives and helps to make sense of the public spaces we occupy.

 

After its most successful year in 2014 with 54 productions, 440 participating artists, and 32,000 audience members, this call is for works from two categories: New Works and Restaged Works.  Visual, performing artists and practitioners from other disciplines are invited to submit. The work can be a full ensemble piece, intervention, live performance, installation, video, totally interactive or some other form newly imagined. All works should translate to or work within a public environment, and actively engage intentional and incidental audiences alike.  For more details about the call, time frames and process go to the webpage.  The deadline for this submission is the 15th August 2014 at 17h00. The short list will be released in mid-September 2014. Please watch theFacebook page for more announcements.

 

Kind Regards

Infecting The City Team  

Office:  021 418 3336

5th Floor, Exchange Building, 28 St. George’s Mall, Cape Town, 8001

AFAI: African Arts Institute

AFAI: African Arts Institute

 

The African Arts Institute (AFAI) was launched in February 2009 to promote participatory democracy, respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms and equitable social and human development in African countries by affirming the cultural dimension of development.

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Arterial Network May Newsletter

Arterial Network May Newsletter

List of contents:

  1. What's new at Arterial Network?
  2. Artists Rights and Advocacy
  3. Opportunities: Training/Jobs/Funding
  4. Resource Centre

French version
 What's new at Arterial Network?

 

Artwatch Africa: upholding the value of Freedom of Expression 

The Artwatch Africa project is premised on the understanding that freedom of expression is an essential condition for creative practice in the arts, and that to promote freedom of expression is to advance democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms on the continent. A training workshop alongside the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) will involve an initial cadre of country coordinators in the formulation of programmes that promote the value of freedom of creative expression for artists and societies in Africa.(read more) 

Arterial Network Cultural Policy Task Group (CPTG): 2014 updates

Arterial Network recognizes the importance of cultural policies that set the institutional framework for the development, protection and advancement of the arts, culture and heritage in African countries. We regard cultural policies as key to articulating a national vision for arts, culture and heritage, and call for the strategies that will appropriately promote them. This year, the CPTG will provide expertise in four main areas… (read more) 

Arterial Network and Artwatch Africa at the 17th edition of the ZIFF (Zanzibar International Film Festival)

The 17th edition of the Zanzibar International film Festival will take place from 14-22 June 2014. This year, ZIFF is welcoming Arterial Network, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Steps International (Why Poverty?) to support discussion forums and critical thought around political themes. Arterial Network will host an Artwatch Africa training in parallel, aimed at mapping and monitoring the state of freedom of expression for artists in Africa. (read more) 

Arterial Network partner MTN Bushfire Festival launches the Firefest Route

MTN Bushfire Festival, a long-standing member of Arterial Network and of Afrifestnet, is pioneering the Firefest Route, a Southern Africa Festival Tour circuit that seeks to encourage and promote regional and international cultural exchange and knowledge sharing among member festivals. Arterial Network consolidated its relationship with the MTN Bushfire Festival in 2011 after a Cultural Boycott against Swaziland was called from South Africa. (read more) 

Limam Kane: 7th edition of the ASSALAMALEKOUM Festival (Mauritania) 

Limam Kane, a current member of Arterial Network’s Steering Committee, has become an emblematic figure of Mauritanian hip-hop. A dedicated musician, engaged in his social context as a cultural entrepreneur, he was the kick-starter of the Assalamalekoum Festival, (June 12-18, Nouakchott). Attracting more than 50 000 people, Assamalekoum is more than a music festival: a platform for dialogue, debate and training, it gives a chance to the youth from the region to participate and express their creativity in a wide variety of ways.(read more)

Arterial Network vacancy: Project Manager 

Arterial Network is hiring! We are currently looking for an experienced full time Project Manager to be based at Arterial Network’s Continental Secretariat in Cape Town, South Africa. (read more) 

 

Artists Rights and Advocacy

Artwatch Africa Alert

While the month of May is traditionally associated with Labour Day as we celebrate improved working conditions worldwide, many artists continue to face repressive challenges because of their work. During the course of the month, Artwatch Africa has recorded a number of cases which highlight the constraints.(read more) 

5th Durban FilmMart: African Filmmakers selected

The Durban FilmMart has revealed the filmmakers whose films and documentary projects have been officially selected to participate in the continent’s leading finance and coproduction film market. The event is set to take place in Durban from 18-21 July 2014 during the 35th editio
n of the Durban International Film Festival. (read more) 

 

Developing the identity, heritage, arts and culture chapter for Agenda 2063 (African Union) 

Held at the African Union conference centre in Addis Ababa from May 21-25, the Developing the identity, heritage, arts and culture chapter for Agenda 2063 Conference saw hundreds of artists and cultural practitioners in attendance. Raised on the agenda were questions of African identity and renaissance, democratic governance and the role of the arts and cultural activists in determining Africa's destiny.(read more) 

 Opportunities: Training/Jobs/Funding

World Wide Poetry Month: call for readings, poetic and artistic activities

The World Poetry Movement is a historic conjunction of organizations that has carried out many global actions for peace. They are inviting poetry festivals, poetry organizations, poets, workshops, schools, musicians, artists, actors, dancers, painters, and all of the members of the World Poetry Movement, to celebrate, from 1 July to 30 July, thousands of mass poetry readings and interventions, in open and closed public spaces (read more)

Africa Story Challenge journalism competition: call for participation

The African Story Challenge is a $1 million programme for reporting grants to encourage innovative, multi-media storytelling. This African Media Initiative will have new funding opportunities for business and technology stories in its pan-African journalism competition. Apply before 30 June. (read more)

International Black Women’s Film Festival: call for film entries

The International Black Women’s Film Festival (“IBWFF”) is accepting film submissions for the 12th International Black Women’s Film Festival. Films completed within 2013 will be prioritized for consideration. The International Black Women’s Film Festival screens media by and/or about Black women from around the world in non-stereotypical, non-pornographic roles. Send your films before 2 August. (read more)

Morse Code Distress exhibition: call for video material

Morse Code: Distress Call aims to discover video material of international artists and cultural workers which have been blocked, banned, unnoticed, terminated, unfinished, too locally sensitive, too dangerous or provocative to talk about. It is looking for moving images presenting a response to certain political, economical and social events from local and international perspectives. Apply before 8 June. (read more)

Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR): call for papers

CITAR is a peer-reviewed publication that promotes knowledge, research and artworks. It covers a wide range of topics related to the study and practice of artistic work, through Science and Technology and much more. (read more)

Documenting Africa, Creating Fact or Fiction through the Lens (University of Westminster): call for papers

This is the first call for papers for a two-day conference (8-9 November 2014) called ‘Documenting Africa’ which will  bring together academic scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss contemporary issues around how Africans portray themselves and how they are portrayed by others. Submit abstracts before 31 July. (read more) 

Rfi (Radio France Internationale) Discoveries Award 2014: call for participation

The Discoveries Award is an annual opportunity to promote musical artists from Africa. Over the years, the award has been awarded to popular artists including Tiken Jah Fakoly (Ivory Coast), Awadi (Senegal), Amadou and Mariam (Mali) and more.The winner receives a large cash prize, a live tour of Africa and a show in Paris. The award is organized in partnership with Sacem, the French Institute, l’OIF and Deezer. Apply before 15 June. (read more)

POPCAP photography award 2014: call for photography 

POPCAP is a dynamic prize for contemporary African photography that is awarded to portfolios that are either produced in an
African country or deal with an African diaspora. It aims to raise the profile of African photography in the arts, and provide more publicity for artists engaging with the African continent. Apply before 1 July. (read more) 

Celeste Art Prize 2014 (Italy): call for participation

The Celeste Prize (15-23 November, Milan) is an international contemporary art award in which artists from all over the world can participate. On offer artists will find 20 500€ cash prizes, benefits, an exciting exhibition location, worldwide exposure and top international jurors. Send your works before 15 July. (read more)

Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) contest “A wish for the planet”: call for drawings

A Cultural Diplomacy Initiative developed in collaboration with the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF), this is an international  drawing contest called “A wish for the planet" for young people between the ages of 5 and 18. Stories and drawings should be sent by 5 June, on World Environment Day.(read more)

UNESCO Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition: call for participation

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an exciting new opportunity to develop  innovative ideas and projects that create positive change. Launched by The Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship (Berlin) and UNESCO, it provides a global platform for young entrepreneurs of all sectors. Apply before 30 June. (read more)

UNESCO “My Role as a citizen of the Earth” International Youth Contest: call for essays 

UNESCO’s objective is to help empower young people and ensure that their contributions are taken into account. This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world's youth (up to 25 years old) in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. Apply before 15 June. (read more)

Women Weave the Web Campaign: prizes and opportunities

World Pulse's Digital Action Campaigns brings together powerful grassroots women leaders who are generating vital changes on the ground by providing key resources and toolsof empowerment. This year, they will be giving away some generous prizes, including the $20,000 Lynn Syms Prize. Apply before 13 August. (read more)

Mobile Phone Film Competition “Social Cohesion, in my opinion”: call for videos

Cine-à-dos (Sisseko, Mali) is launching its first Mobile Phone competition! The theme: “you have less than a minute to reinvent social cohesion.” With a phone or tablet on the topic of social cohesion, African practitioners have to propose a film, personal testimony, art video project or an animation. Three prizes will be distributed (250 000F CFA). Apply before 15 June. (read more) 

AFRIMA (All Africa Music Award): call for African musicians 

AFRIMA is a combined effort to recognise, award, promote and preserve Africa’s rich music culture. Launched in partnership with the African Union, it will take place from 21 to 25 October 2014 in Lagos (Nigeria), and has the ambition to become the biggest music event in Africa. Music professionals of African origin living either on the continent or abroad are encouraged to participate. The deadline is 5 July. (read more)

Cultural and Creative Sector Management Training (Casablanca and Beirut): call for applications

The MENA/EUNIC training in cultural & creative sector management is a peer-to-peer cooperative learning experience to foster regional exchanges within the MENA region. It will take place in November 2014 in Casablanca (Morocco) and in April 2015 in Beirut (Lebanon). All expenses covered. Apply before 1 June.(read more)

10th Edition of the N’Sangu Ndji-Ndji Festival, Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazaville): call for participation

From 4-8 June 2014, Pointe-Noire will welcome the 10th edition of the exciting music festival N’Sangu Ndji-Ndji. The festival will be a platform for broad calls to make arts and culture more accessible, while creative workshops, debates with cultural actors and other parallel animations will take place. Participants can expect free international acts from Ismaël Lô, Saintrick, Gasandji and many more. In partnership with Arterial Network Congro-Brazzaville. (read more)

Fair of Music Trade Yaoundé 2014: call for musicians and participation

Designed as a large market of Music and Crafts, the International Fair of Music and Music Trades, FIMU, is an exchange platform between artists and those in the musical industry (interpreters, technicians, stage shows, etc.) The 2014 edition will take place in Yaoundé from 25 to 30 November 2014. Apply before the end of July. (read more)

Sondeka Festival 2014 (Kenya) for creativity and sustainability: call for innovators, artists, storytellers

Sondeka is an urban Kiswahili slang from the word tengeneza that means, “To create”. The Sondeka Festival (18-20 October 2014) acts as an intermediary where producers of creative innovations can meet with consumers of their products. It brings all forms of creativity into one space to collaborate, co-create and showcase skills. (read more)

FESTICCA 2014 Choral Music International Festival of Abidjan: call for participation

The FESTICCA is an engagement of the ACJ-CI federation (A Coeur Joie, Ivory Coast) and the Music Choral Federation. Taking place from the 31 July to 4 August in Abidjan with the theme of “Fraternity through music choral”, they are encouraging participants from all over the continent to join. (read more)

Storytelling and Scriptwriting Workshop at ZIFF 2014: call for participation

This workshop will take place during the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) to help filmmakers and storytellers develop their ideas and turn them into compelling stories in the genre of their choice. Applications are invited from filmmakers from East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania). Apply before 31 May. (read more)

Residencies:

ASSITEJ programme for young theatre makers: call for applications

ASSITEJ is committed to engaging young and emerging artists and professional theatre makers from all over the world. It offers placements and residency programmes designed to create new opportunities for learning and to enable international exchange and collaboration between younger artists. Apply before 30 June. (read more)

Balmoral exchange fellowships 2015 (Germany): call for applications

Residential fellowships and curator fellowships are available at the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral School in Bad Ems, Germany. The residential fellowships are endowed with 1,400€ a month and include free accommodation. The deadline is 28 June. (read more)

Black Coffee Scholarship for DJs: call for applications

South African house superstar Black Coffee has launched a R65 000 scholarship program aiming to help youngsters establish viable careers in the music industry. The funding covers the full tuition for a student to study in Cape Town at the SAE (School of Audio Engineering). Apply before 6 June. (read more) 

ArtWard Awards and Residencies (Belgium): call for applications

The ARTWARD is supporting highly talented fine arts practitioners for the 7th time. The programme is tailored for freelance artists under the age of 40, debutants and art students in painting, sculpting, photography, graphic reproduction, installation, video, media art, and new media. Apply before 30 September. (read more)

Ticket Fund by The Prince Claus Fund: call for submissions

The Prince Claus Fund’s Ticket Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners. By covering travel costs, the Ticket Fund assists in the professional growth and networking abilities of those it supports. The Ticket Fund is open for applications throughout the year. (read more)

“Elsewhere”Photoquai Residency (France): call for applications

Every year, the “Photoquai Residency” program gives one or several non-European contemporary artists the chance to submit a creative project related to the mission of the Musée du Quai Branly, “where cultures meet in dialogue”, and coherent with a personal aesthetic path. The grant (€ 15 000) should allow artists to successfully complete a specific project. Apply before 31 May. (read more)

African Centre, AIR (Artists In Residency) 2014: call for submissions

The Africa Centre has formed partnerships with artist in residency programmes in Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and the United States to provide eight residencies for our Artists in Residency (AIR) 2014 Programme. AIR is seeking applications from African artists who are both socially engaged and stretching the boundaries of their creative domain. Deadline for application submissions is the 20 June. (read more)

International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM): travel grants 

CIMAM is offering travel grants for its 2014 Annual Conference (9–11 November 2014) in Doha, Qatar, as hosted by Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Modern Art. There are currently 20 grants to support the attendance of modern and contemporary art curators and museum or collection directors. (read more) 

Vacancies

Mokolo Project Vacancies (Lagos): IT Project Manager and Project Assistant 

The Mokolo platform was created in 2012 with the aims to promote and support film and audio-visual sectors in Africa and its diasporas. They are looking for an IT Project Manager for the Mokolo portal development (apply before 6 June) and for a project assistant assistant (before 29 June). (read more) 

Contemporary Image Collective (Egypt) vacancy: Artistic Director 

CIC, an independent non-profit art initiative founded in Egypt in 2004, is seeking a highly motivated individual to take on the role of Artistic Director (AD). This is a key artistic and management position within the institution. Apply before 31 May. (read more) 

6th edition of the International Volunteer program (Francophonie): call for participation

L’OIF (International Organization for the Francophonie) is encouraging applications to their 2014 edition of the International Volunteer program. Designed by the OIF, it offers opportunities to participate in societal development through volunteering. 60 places are available! (read more)

GIPCA, Cape Town (South Africa) vacancy: Administrative Assistant

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) invites applications for an exciting 6 month contract as Administrative Assistant, commencing 1 July 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. The main purpose of this position is to assist the GIPCA Director in ensuring the smooth running of GIPCA initiatives. Deadline is 5 June. (read more)

This is Africa vacancy: Music Editor

This Is Africa, a leading forum for African opinion, arts and music, is looking for a Music Editor, based in Cape Town. Apply before 6 June. (read more) 

Resource Centre

FOMECC Portal:  network for entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative industries

The FOMECC portal provides information on the cultural and creative industries, with a special focus on Spain, Latin America and Western Africa. This collaborative tool enables cultural enterprises, through their profiles, to present their projects, organizations and objectives with the aim of exchanging and sharing and starting new professional collaborations with other members of the network. (read more)

Institute of Network Cultures (INC): resource database 

The aim of the INC is to create sustainable research networks. On its website it offers a variety of research documents and open online discussions. Through these publications and other activities, the INC wants to help feed the great potential of networked cultures in all its aspects: artistic, political and technical.(read more)

The UNESCO/UNDP 2013 Creative Economy Report: Perks and Perils of an Evolving Agenda: Christiaan De Beukelaer

This article develops a critical appraisal of UNESCO Creative Economy Report 2013. It discusses continuity and change in the focus and message of the Creative Economy Reports and provides a balance engagement with the relation between culture and development. (read more) 

OIF African Heritage Revival/ Digital Resources: call for Francophone Africa files

The project “Digital Resources” is aimed at reviving the heritage of African audio-visual files. The aim is the better circulation of hundreds of digitized works and the creation of platforms for more exchanges, initiated by the National Library of France. (read more)

Cultural Policy Quick Tasks: IFACCA

Cultural Policy Quick Facts is a short international overview of the existence of cultural policies, plans and guidelines; the nature of cultural authorities and governance; and the key elements of cultural policies. The information has been drawn from the Cultural Policy Database, an IFACCA initiative designed to compile information on the cultural policies and policy structures in 210 countries and regions around the world. (read more)

The Africa Center.Artists In Residency 2014. Apply Now!

The Africa Center.Artists In Residency 2014. Apply Now!

The Africa Centre has formed partnerships with artist in residency programmes in Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and the United States to provide eight residencies for our Artists in Residency (AIR) 2014 Programme.

AIR is seeking applications from African artists who are both socially engaged and stretching the boundaries of their creative domain. The AIR partners select an artist from a short list provided by the Africa Centre, for one of their 2014 or 2015 residencies. The costs of the residency and round-trip airfare are included in each residency award made. The residencies are available to all types of artists, but each residency has different durations, structures and requirements. Deadline for application submissions is the 20th June 2014.

APPLICATION METHODS

Before applying please read the application guidelines, available for download here.

1. Online application form: click here to apply.

2. E-mail application: If you would rather use email, download the application form here and then send your application to airsubmissions@africacentre.net. Please do not send attachments larger than 5 MB and be sure to add the artistic discipline you are applying under, i.e. visual arts/performing arts, music, etc followed by a dash and your full name in the email subject field.

If your attachment is larger then 5MB, you can upload it using WeTransfer(this is a free service that allows you to upload your file directly to us). The email address for delivery is: airsubmissions@africacentre.net, please add your full name and the artistic discipline you are applying under in the message field.

Alternatively you can send us a link to an online platform where you’ve uploaded your work (such as YouTubeVimeoFlickr).

3. Submitting via Post: If you cannot use any of the above methods, please feel free to post your application directly to us. Click here to download the application form. Be sure to include the e-mail address and phone number where we can contact you.

Postal Address:

THE PROJECT MANAGER: ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

C/O AFRICA CENTRE,

5th FLOOR, 28 ST. GEORGE’S MALL,

CAPE TOWN,

8001, SOUTH AFRICA

 

Arterial Network February Newsletter

Arterial Network February Newsletter 

List of contents:

  1. What's new at Arterial Network?
  2. Artists Rights and Advocacy
  3. Opportunities: Training/Jobs/Funding
  4. Resource CentreWhat's new at Arterial Network? 

African Creative Economy Conference 2014: call for national and international volunteers!

Racines/Arterial Network Morocco is seeking volunteers for Arterial Network’s 4th African Creative Economy Conference, which will be be held in Rabat, Morocco, from 13 November  to 15 November  2014. (read more) 

Arterial Network Vacancy: Translator and Project Assistant

Arterial Network, a dynamic network of individuals, organizations, and institutions engaged in the African creative and cultural sector, seeks an experienced Translator and Project Assistant. (read more)

Highlight on the African Creative Industries: the Sleeping Giant 

Is Africa ignoring the golden goose? African Business Report’s Editor in Chief, Anver Versi was a speaker at the 2013 African Creative Economy Conference. In the latest edition of the magazine, an entire feature is dedicated to the creative economy and multiple articles report on the state of the industry on the continent. (read more) 

Arterial Network South Africa: UNESCO grant for Advocacy and Information Sharing, promoting the creative sector in South Africa

Arterial Network South Africa (ANSA) has won funds from UNESCO based on a project aimed at empowering the creative community in South Africa by strengthening its capacities and giving it access to critical information on funding opportunities. The long-term aim is to increase awareness about the UNESCO 2005 Convention and to raise issues pertaining to cultural policies. (read more)

Stunning edition of the Festival sur le Niger by Réseau Kya and Arterial Network Mali 

Since its inception in 2005, the Festival on the Niger has become a major cultural event of unprecedented scale in Mali. Held in early February this year, the Festival Sur le Niger is a truly multidisciplinary event, offering a program of music, dance, theater, art exhibitions, discussion forums, conferences, where contemporary culture exists alongside ancient tradition and international music stars play alongside fresh young talent. (read more) 

Artists Rights and Advocacy

Africa Artists join Music Freedom Day (3 March) 

In the first week of March, the world will see various expressions of tribute to freedom of musical expression. On 3 March, the annual Music Freedom Day initiated by Freemuse, concerts and seminars will be held on five continents in support of persecuted, prosecuted and imprisoned musicians. Dina El Wedidi, one of Egypt’s leading new artists will be performing in Oslo, Norway, Moroccan fusion rocker Réda Zine will his band in Italy, Arterial Network Cameroon will have all day concerts and panels, while some of Zimbabwe’s most outspoken artists will enter the stage in Harare and exiled musicians from Sudan will perform in Cairo. (read more) 

Opportunities: Training/Jobs/Funding 

Curatorial Intensive Addis Ababa (13-19 May 2014): call for applications 

Independent Curators International (ICI) is offering a development program to give curators the opportunity to explore art production and international connections, while discussing the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions globally. The majority of participants will be eligible to receive generous scholarship packages that subsidize or eliminate the program fees, accommodation, and travel expenses. Apply before 10 March.(read more) 

ADDIS FOTO FEST 2014 (1-7December): call for photographs 

The Addis Foto Fest has just launched a new website with free downloadable catalogues of the past edition. For its third edition in 2014, the Fest will explore the notion of image through a global framework, to promote a global exchange of images in order to educate, inspire and foster understanding as it relates to Africa and the global community.(read more)   

The MASK PRIZE: Creative Competition for Young People in Kenya and East Africa

The MASK PRIZE is an annual national creativity competition open to young people up to the age of 25 in Africa and its diasporas. It aims to promote and encourage creativity amongst young people and schools.  The participants do not need to be 'good at art'! Anyone who is 'good at thinking' can participate. Five Prizes of 250,000 KSH in total, and many more, are available. Apply before 1 May.(read more) 

Dak’Art Biennale 2014: call for journalists and media 

The 11th Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dak’art, will be held from 9 May to 8 June 2014 in Dakar, Senegal. It is the major biennale of contemporary art in Africa, providing a platform for art professionals and setting forth the artistic trends for the year. VIPs, journalists and media wanting accreditation must do so before the 15 April. (read more)  

International Residency Programme, Cairo: call for applications

The Cairo Contemporary Dance Center annual residency program offers artists in residence with a working space, artistic feedback, artistic accompanyment and presentation and exchange platforms. It is open to emerging professional artists from Egypt, the Middle East, Africa and beyond, who work in the areas of contemporary dance and performance.(read more) 

FESTIMAJ 2014 (28 May-28 June) for young filmmakers: call for films

Festimaj is a unique international competition for films made by children and young people aged from 4 to30, taking place in France. The productions need to have been made by film students, through associative frameworks or by independent filmmakers. For the first time in a decade, they are accepting English productions. Registrations are open until April 15. (read more)

UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): call for funding request

The IFCD provides support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct effect on the creation, production, distribution of and access to the diversity of cultural expressions as well as the reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable local and regional cultural industries. Apply before 15 May. (read more) 

Best of Online Activism Awards: call for nominations!

The Bobs awards honor websites and projects in 14 languages that champion the open exchange of ideas, freedom of expression, human rights and civil society. This is its 10th edition. All participants have until 5 March to submit the blogs and websites that they find interesting and inspiring to the contest.(read more)

Prince Claus Fund’s Ticket Fund for artists: available year round 

The Prince Claus Fund’s Ticket Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners. By covering travel costs, the Ticket Fund assists in the professional growth and networking abilities of those it supports. The Ticket Fund is open throughout the year to receive applications.(read more)

Arts in Africa Website: call for researchers and writers 

Arterial Network, a dynamic network of individuals, organizations, and institutions engaged in the African creative and cultural sector, seeks arts journalists, art bloggers, and university level students, to help develop the content of the Arts in Africa website. The objective of this website is to be a one stop portal for information about the arts in Africa. (read more)

African Arts Trust: grants for projects and initiatives 

The African Arts Trust’s aim is to act as a catalyst for the emergence and growth of locally managed and sustainable contemporary art organisations in Africa. It supports a wide range of projects with an emphasis on grass roots organisations that support professional practicing artists trying to make a livelihood in the visual arts.(read more) 

The Second International Teaching Artist Conference 1-3 July 2014 (Australia): call for applications 

Are you a community artist, community cultural development worker, artist-in-residence? Do you make artist’s interventions in business or work as a cultural animateur? This conference invite artists, educators and engaged professionals for three days of inquiry into this worldwide phenomenon of the teaching artists. Some scholarships available.(read more) 

MeetMarket at Sheffield Documentary Festival: call for documentaries

MeetMarket at Sheffield Doc/Fest is a unique pitching initiative which uses online systems to matchmake documentary and interactive media makers' most innovative project ideas with international Decision Makers. MeetMarket is for documentary, factual media, and interactive projects in development, production or post-production with international appeal. Submit before 19 March. (read more) 

Kolor Panobook photographic competition: call for submissions

Kolor Panobook is one of the largest photographic competitions in the world. It is a unique contest, based on panoramic photography by stitching, open to everyone, amateur and professional photographers alike. It is inviting amateur and professional photographers worldwide for Panorama Photography Contest 2014. Apply before 3 March. (read more) 

Seven dictators play-writing competition: call for submissions

The Forgotten Writers Foundation from Egypt and Democracy Chronicles from New York are honored to collaborate together to release The Seven Dictators Play-writing Competition. “Many competitions and programs focus on the making of Democracy, Justice, and Equality. However, in this one we are focusing on the complete opposite extreme.” Submit plays as individual or as a collective before 1 January 2015.(read more) 

Festivals, audience, funding and sustainability: call for papers 

Tafter Journal and LOOP Studies/University of Barcelona invite papers with new and challenging research on trends within the management of cultural festivals, in particular: audience, funding and sustainability, innovative ways both to attract new audiences and to enlarge them.(read more) 

“Ya-Jazz” Yaoundé Jazz Festival: call for artists and volunteers!

The acclaimed Yaoundé Jazz Festival, YA- JAZZ, which will take place in November of 2014, is calling for international artists, and is urgently looking to fill the positions of Artistic Director and Director of Programming for this landmark event. Email bambou.arthur@yahoo.com for all inquiries and applications.

Atelier for Young Festival Managers (Poland): call for applications 

Are you part of the next generation of artistic festival directors? Do you want to broaden your programming skills and be inspired by colleagues and experienced leaders in the field? The Festival Academy is launching the Open Call for the next Atelier (20-27 October 2014). Young festival managers from all over the world are invited to apply before 15 April. (read more) 

MILEAD Young African Women Leaders Fellowship: call for applications

The MILEAD Fellows is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole.  Apply before 14 March.  (read More)

Villa del Arte Galleries: open call for visual artists

The gallery, present in Barcelona and Amsterdam, represents more than 30 national and international artists, both established and emerging, working in painting, photography and sculpture. Villa del Arte promotes the artists' works locally and internationally through exhibitions held in the gallery. Apply before 10 March. (read more) 

BNET Commonwealth Fellowship opportunity: call for applications

The Association of Commonwealth Universities, in conjunction with the Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust (BNET), offers a fellowship that will enable an experienced academic, working in areas of strategic importance to the University of Ibadan, to undertake a programme of teaching and research at the University for a period of up to three months.(read more) 

Shawcross Scholarship (2014) for South African students: call for applications

This scholarship supports South African students on one-year Masters degrees in the arts or social sciences at the University of Sussex. The value of the scholarship is £3,000. Apply before 1 May. (read more) 

Agha Khan Foundation: International Scholarship Programme

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to prepare them for employment. The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. Apply before 31 March. (read more)

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC): calls for grants 

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) was established in 2007 by local cultural lobbyists as an independent initiative that funds individuals and organizations in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts while facilitating cultural exchange, research and cooperation across the Arab world and globally. AFAC is now accepting applications in the categories of Visual Arts and Performing Arts as part of its 2014 general grants program.(read more) 

Wheelwright prize in Architecture: call for applications

Harvard is pleased to announce the second edition of the Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship open to talented early-career architects worldwide proposing exceptional itineraries for research and discovery. Apply before 4 March.(read more)

World of Children Awards: nominate a hero 

The World of Children Award provides funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating effective changemakers for children worldwide. Until 1 April 1. (read more) 

Buckminster Fuller Design challenge: call for applications 

Each year, the Buckminster Fuller Institute invites scientists, students, designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists and planners from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy.(read more) 

5th International Seminar on Cultural Policies, Rio de Janeiro: call for papers

The 5th International Seminar on Cultural Policies organised by the Department for Cultural Policy Research of the Casa de Rui Barbosa Foundation (FCRP) will take place in May 2014, in Río de Janeiro. The event will present and discuss studies that promote reflection and discussion among students, researchers, professors and other professionals working or interested in the field of cultural policies. Submit before 10 March. (read more) 

Feminist Africa Magazine: call for papers 

The African Union celebrated its 50th year in May 2013, under the general theme of Pan-Africanism and Renaissance. At the gala and summit, Africa’s Heads of State’s congratulated themselves on the region’s rising GDP’, anticipating a renewed foreign interest. Hard struggles have seen women makes modest inroads into political power, while the exploitation of women’s labor continues apace. If this topic interests you, submit articles before March 30. (read more) 

Sounds of the South Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan: call for artists and partners 

The Afrikan Hiphop Caravan is an annual project run by various grassroots Hiphop activist networks spread across the continent and the Afrikan diaspora. Its vision is to build a strong erHiphop Movement and its mission is to establish a cohesive network of Afrikan collectives with strong ties to like-minded organisations worldwide. They are looking for artists and partners through Harare, Luanda, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Lagos, Dakar, Tunis and more. (read more) 

Revival of the MASA (Market for African Performing Arts): 8-14 March 2014, Ivory Coast 

MASA is one of the largest gathering of performing arts on the continent.

For its 8th edition, it is expecting 45 groups representing 5 fields: dance, music, theater, story- telling and stand-up comedy. More than a thousand professionals and observers will be coming from Africa, North and South America, Asia and Europe and more than 50 artistic groups will be present. One of the leading themes discussed this year will be  “Performing Arts and the Numerical Challenge”. (read more) 

Resource Centre

World Press Freedom Index 2014 by Reporters without Borders

The 2014 World Press Freedom Index spotlights the negative impact of conflicts on freedom of information and its protagonists. The ranking of some countries has been affected by a tendency to interpret national security needs in an overly broad and abusive manner to the detriment of the right to inform and be informed. This year shows an alarming decrease in press freedom for Africa. (read more) 

Good Practice Arts Advocacy by IFACCA (January 2014) 

“Advocacy arguments and an overview of national arts advocacy campaign case studies and good practice.” This Good Practice Guide aims to assist anyone interested in promoting the value of the arts by providing a range of topics that can be developed as persuasive arts advocacy arguments, suggestions about good campaign practice, a selection of arts advocacy campaign case studies, and links to other resources. (read more) 

Creative Economy Report 2013, Special Edition: Widening Local Development Pathways (UNESCO) 

Launched in December 2013 at the UN Headquarters, this special edition of the Creative Economy Report contains a body of evidence reflecting the experiences, actions and resources of local actors and communities. It introduces indicators of success and effectiveness in the creative economy and a fresh analytical approach to help local policymakers bridge the existing evidence gap and rethink how a flourishing local creative economy could help improve the everyday lives of people. (read more) 

Creative Mauritius Vision 2025 – Ministry of Arts and Culture

This White Paper is a comprehensive cultural policy framework, taking into account the potential of the creative economy and the necessity for a new equilibrium between the rich and diverse cultural heritage (the live past), contemporary creativity (the pressing present) and the anticipated aspirations of future generatio
ns (the fast-forward future). (read more) 

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Les nouvelles d’Arterial Network

Appel à volontaires nationaux et internationaux pour la Conférence sur l’Économie Créative (ACEC) en Afrique 2014

Organisée par Arterial Network en partenariat avec l'association Racines/Arterial Network Maroc, l’ACEC se déroulera du 13 au 15 novembre 2014 dans la ville de Rabat au Maroc. Cet appel à volontaires a pour objectif de renforcer l’organisation et la préparation en amont de l’ACEC, au niveau de la communication, la logistique et la coordination de toutes les activités qui auront lieu avant et pendant cette période. (lire plus) 

Poste à Arterial Network: traducteur et assistant de projet

Arterial Network, un réseau dynamique d’individus, d’organisations et institutions engagées dans le secteur de la création et de la culture en Afrique recherche de toute urgence un traducteur expérimenté avec des capacités d’assistant de projet. (lire plus)

Les industries créatives en Afrique: le géant endormi?

L'Afrique est elle en train d’ignorer sa poule d’or? Anver Versi, un des intervenants de la Conférence sur l’Economie Créative en Afrique 2013, est rédacteur en chef du magazine international, Africa Business Report. Dans la dernière édition de la revue, il y dédie un reportage spécial sur l’économie créative en Afrique et sur l'impact de l’industrie sur le continent. (lire plus)

Arterial Network Afrique du Sud (ANSA) : fond de l’UNESCO pour la sensibilisation et la promotion du secteur créatif

Arterial Network Afrique du Sud (ANSA) vient de remporter un fonds de l'UNESCO pour un projet  qui tentera de consolider la communauté des créatifs en Afrique du Sud en renforçant leurs capacités et en leur donnant accès à des informations essentielles concernant les possibilités de financement. (lire plus) 

Prodigieuse édition du Festival sur le Niger et du Colloque de Ségou par le Réseau Kya et Arterial Network Mali 

La 10ème édition du Festival sur le Niger a eu lieu du 5 au 9 février 2014 à Ségou au Mali, sur les berges du fleuve Niger. Cette édition, qui célébrait la Diversité Culturelle et l’Unité Nationale, a aussi été l’occasion pour d’initier la Caravane Culturelle pour la Paix. Il s’agit du Festival Taragalte du Maroc, du Festival au Désert du Mali et du Festival sur le Niger. Un véritable moment de cohésion de brassage des peuples et des cultures. (lire plus) 

Droits des artistes et plaidoyer 

Les artistes Africains se joignent à la Journée de la Liberté Musicale (3 mars) 

Début mars, des concerts et autres expressions artistiques auront lieu a travers le monde en hommage à la liberté d'expression musicale. Suite a une initiative lancée par Freemuse, le 3 mars deviens la Journée de la Liberté Musicale,en appui aux musiciens persécutés, poursuivis et emprisonnés. Dina El Wedidi,  nouveau talent d’Egypte, fera un concert à Oslo, en Norvège, le groupe Marocain Réda Zine en Italie, le chapitre d’Arterial Network Camerounaura des concerts et des débats, tandis que les artistes les plus expressifs du Zimbabwe feront d
es concerts à Harare et que des musiciens exilés du Soudan joueront au Caire. (lire plus )

Opportunités et appels à projets 

Programme intensif pour conservateurs (13-19 mai 2014) Addis Ababa : 

appel à candidatures

Curatorial Intensive offre un programme de développement pour conservateurs de toutes parts, afin d'explorer la production artistique a échelle internationale, tout en articulant les défis de l'organisation d'expositions mondiales. La majorité des participants seront éligibles pour des bourses. Avant le 10 mars. (lire plus) 

ADDIS FOTO FEST 2014 (1-7 décembre): appel à photos

Le Festival Addis Foto vient d’inaugurer son nouveau site web avec les catalogues des éditions passées téléchargeables gratuitement. Pour sa troisième édition, le Festival explorera la notion de l'image dans un cadre global, afin de promouvoir un échange qui pourra éduquer, inspirer et favoriser une meilleure compréhension de l'Afrique pour la communauté internationale. (lire plus) 

Le prix MASK: concours de création pour les jeunes du Kenya et en Afrique de l'Est 

Le prix MASK est un concours de créativité annuel ouvert aux jeunes en Afrique et ses diasporas (âge limite 25ans.) Il vise à promouvoir et encourager la créativité chez les jeunes et dans les écoles. Les participants n'ont pas besoin d'être ‘bon en art’! Tout le monde peut participer. Cinq prix de 250 000 KSH, et bien d'autres encore, seront disponibles. Avant le 1er mai. (lire plus)

Biennale de Dak'Art 2014: appel aux journalistes et aux médias

La 11ème édition de la Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dak’Art, aura lieu du 9 mai au 8 juin 2014 à Dakar au Sénégal et accueillera de nombreux artistes et professionnels des arts visuels de l’Afrique et du monde. Dak’Art est la plus grande biennale d’art contemporain en Afrique. VIP, journalistes et médias qui souhaitent une accréditation doivent le faire avant le 15 avril. (lire plus)

Programme de résidences internationales en danse, Egypte: appel à candidatures

Le programme de résidence annuel du Centre de Danse Contemporaine offre aux artistes en résidence un espace de travail, un accompagnement artistique, et bien d’autres avantages. Il est ouvert aux artistes émergents de l'Egypte, du Moyen-Orient, de l’Afrique et au-delà, exerçants dans les domaines de la danse contemporaine et de la performance. (lire la suite)

FESTIMAJ 2014 (28 mai-28 juin) pour jeunes cinéastes: appel à films

Festimaj, festival nomade, offre un tour du monde aux films réalisés par les jeunes de 4 à 30 ans. Ouvert à tous les jeunes créateurs, les films proviennent d’ateliers cinéma en milieu scolaire ou associatif, d’écoles de cinéma ou sont réalisés par de jeunes réalisateurs indépendants. Ils acceptent pour la première fois des films en Anglais. (lira plus)

Fonds international pour la diversité culturelle (UNESCO): appel à demandes de financement

Le FIDC apporte son soutien à des projets qui visent à favoriser l'émergence d'un secteur culturel dynamique, essentiellement à travers des activités facilitant la mise en place et/ou l’élaboration de politiques et de stratégies qui ont un effet direct sur la création, la production, la distribution d’une diversité d’expressions culturelles et l’accès à celles-ci, ainsi que le renforcement des infrastructures institutionnelles en soutenant des industries culturelles viables aux niveaux local et régional. (lire plus)

10ème édition des Bob, prix de l’activisme en ligne: soumettez vos meilleurs sites!

Les Bobs récompensent des sites dans 14 langues, qui apportent leur contribution à la liberté d’expression en faisant avancer et en enrichissant les débats ouverts sur internet. Cette distinction a été lancée pour la première fois en 2004, avec pour objectif de refléter la diversité et l’importance croissante des nouvelles formes de communication sur internet, mais aussi de mettre en valeur des initiatives particulièrement réussies et d’initier un dialogue sur ces formes de communication au-delà des frontières linguistiques. (lire plus)

Fonds des Arts Africains: subventions pour projets et initiatives artistiques

L'objectif  du Fonds des Arts Africains (African Arts Fund) est defaciliter l'émergence et la croissance d’institutions engagées dans l’art contemporain en Afrique, et d’apporter un soutien aux projets qui prennent surtout en charge des artistes en difficultés. (lire plus) 

Conférence Internationale des Artistes Enseignants (Australie): appel à candidatures
 

Êtes-vous artiste, acteur en développement culturel, artiste en résidence ou enseignant de l’art? Faites-vous des interventions en tant qu’artisteou en animation culturelle? Cette conférence (1-3 Juillet 2014)invitent toutles professionnels engagés dans le secteur pour théoriser le sujet des artistes enseignants. Des bourses sont disponibles. (lire plus)

MeetMarket au Sheffield Documentary Festival : appel à documentaires

MeetMarket à Sheffield Doc / Fest est une initiative unique qui met en contact des réalisateurs de documentaires et des partenaires internationaux dans les medias et la production de film. Ils font appel à des documentaires, des projets investigations journalistiques, des projets interactifs engagés dans le développement et autre. Envoyer vos films avant le 19 mars.  (lire plus)

Concours International Kolor Panobook : appel à photographies

Kolor Panobook est un des plus grands concours international de photo panoramique. C’est une compétition unique et ouverte à tous, professionnels et amateurs. Avant le 3 mars. (lire plus)

Site Internet Arts in Africa : appel à chercheurs et écrivains 

Arterial Network, un réseau dynamique d’individus, d’organisations et institutions engagées dans le secteur de la création et de la culture en Afrique recherche des journalistes culturels, des bloggeurs culturels, des étudiants universitaires en art et culture pour participer à l’amélioration du contenu du site internet. (lire plus)

Pièce de théâtre «Les Sept Dictateurs » : concours de dramaturgie 

La Fondation des Ecrivains Oubliés d’Egypte et les Chroniques Démocratiques de New York collaborent pour une compétition unique. Le défiest d’écrire une pièce de théâtre qui devra montrer le contraire de la paix et de la démocratie, l’inverse de la justice et de l’égalité. Le prix peut être gagné par un collectif ou un individu. Les soumissions doivent être faites avant le 1er janvier 2015. (lire plus)

Festivals, financement et durabilité : appel à contributions 

Le Tafter Journal de l’Université de Barcelone invitent chercheurs et autres praticiens à soumettre des essais et contributions sur les tendances existantes dans la gestion des festivals culturels, le financement et la durabilité des festivals, les nouveaux publics etc. (lire plus)

Ya-Jazz Festival de Jazz de Yaoundé: appel à artistes et bénévoles!

Le célèbre festival de jazz de Yaoundé, YA-JAZZ, qui aura lieu en Novembre 2014, fait appel à des artistes internationaux, et cherche urgemment à combler les postes de directeur artistique et de directeur de programme. Ecrire à bambou.arthur@yahoo.com pour toutes demandes et propositions.

Atelier pour Jeunes Directeurs de Festival (Pologne): appel à candidatures

Faites-vous partie de la prochaine génération de directeurs de festivals artistiques ? Voulez-vous élargir vos compétences de programmation et être inspirés par des collègues et autres praticiens expérimentés? Le Festival Academy lance un appel ouvert pour le prochain Atelier ( 20-27 octobre 2014). Les jeunes managers de festivals de partout dans le monde sont invités à s'inscrire avant le 15 avril. (lire plus)

Bourse MILEAD pour Jeunes Femmes Africaines: appel à candidatures

MILEAD est un programme de développement à long terme visant à identifier, développer et promouvoir les jeunes femmes leaders émergentes africaines, pour les aider à s'épanouir et à maximiser leurs impacts dans leur communauté et sur l’ensemble du continent. Avant le 14 mars. (lire plus)

Galeries Villa del Arte: appel d'offres pour artistes 

La galerie Villa del Arte, située à Barcelone et Amsterdam, représente plus de 30 artistes internationaux, à la fois établis et émergents, travaillant dans la peinture, la photographie et la sculpture. Avant le 10 mars. (lire plus)

BNET Commonwealth Fellowship (Nigeria): appel à candidatures

L'Association des Universités du Commonwealth, en collaboration avec le Fonds pour l'éducation duNigeria (BNET), offre une bourse pour universitaires expérimentés, travaillant dans des domaines d'importance stratégique pour l'Université d'Ibadan, pour une résidence de cours terme. (lire plus)

Bourse Shawcross pour étudiants sud-africains : appel à candidatures

Cette bourse est  faites pour des étudiants sud-africains pour un Master en arts ou en sciences sociales à l'Université de Sussex . Le montant de la bourse est de 3000 £.  Avant le 1er mai. (lire plus)

Fondation Agha Khan : programme de bourses internationales

La Fondation Aga Khan fournit un nombre limité de bourses chaque année pour étudiants exceptionnels de certains pays en développement qui n'ont pas d'autres moyens de financer leurs études. La Fondation accepte les candidatures des pays suivants : Syrie, Egypte , Kenya, Tanzanie , Ouganda , Madagascar et le Mozambique. Avant le 31 mars. (lire plus)

Fonds Arabe pour les Arts et la Culture (AFAC ): offre de bourses

Le Fonds Arabe pour les Arts et la Culture (AFAC ) a été créé en 2007 en tant qu’initiative culturelle indépendante afin de financer des individus et des organisations dans les domaines du cinéma, du spectacle, de la littérature, la musique et les arts visuels, tout en facilitant les échanges culturels, la recherche et la coopération dans le monde arabe et au-delà  AFAC accepte des demandes de bourse dans le cadre de son programme 2014. (lire plus)

Prix Wheelwright en architecture: appel à candidatures

Harvard est heureux d'annoncer la deuxième édition du Prix Wheelwright($100 000), crée pour architectes  en début de carrière, capables de proposer un projet ou de la recherche à vertu exceptionnelle pour le développement mondial. jusqu’à. avant le 4 mars. (lire plus)

Le Prix « World of Children » Prix: nominer un héros

Ce prixsoutient les travaux d’un individu qui se bat pour changer la vie des enfants dans une communauté spécifique, a travers le monde. Vous pouvez nominer un individu jusqu’au 1 avril. (lire plus)

Compétition de Design Buckminster Fuller: appel à candidatures

Chaque année , l'Institut Buckminster Fuller invite des scientifiques, des étudiants, des designers, des architectes, des militants, des entrepreneurs et des artistes de partout dans le monde à présenter leurs solutions innovantes pour les problèmes les plus pressants de l'humanité. Un prix de 100.000 $ est accordée pour soutenir une stratégie exceptionnelle. (lire plus)

5ème Conférence Internationale sur les Politiques Culturelles, Brésil: appel à contributions

Organisées par le Département de Recherche en Politique Culturelle de la Fondation Casa de Rui Barbosa ( PRTCE ), cette conférence aura lieu en mai 2014, à Rio de Janeiro. L'événement tentera de favoriser la réflexion entre étudiants, chercheurs, professeurs et autres professionnels qui s'intéressent et travaillent dans le domaine des politiques culturelles. Envoyer vos propositions avant le 10 mars. (lire plus)

Afrique Féministe Magazine : appel à contributions

L'Union Africaine a célébré son 50ème anniversaire en mai 2013, sous le thème de« Panafricanisme et Renaissance. »Les chefs d'Etat d’Afrique se félicitent souvent de la hausse générale des PIB, en anticipant un intérêt financier renouvelé pour le continent. Malgré cela, les droits de la femme reste un sujet laborieux,  les femmes ont fait de modestes avancées en pouvoir politique et économique, et leur exploitation au travail des femmes se poursuit . Si ce sujet vous intéresse, proposer des articles avant le 30 mars. (lire plus)

Conférence Internationale Music Exchange:Le Cap , 6-8 Mars 2014

Cette conférence pionnière du secteur musical et de l’évènementiel a lieu chaque année en Afrique du Sud. Arterial Network est partenaire officiel pour 2014, et sera l’hôte d’un panel sur la « Musique en Afrique » avec des experts de du secteur. Pendant deux jours, tous les aspects de l’économie mondiale et du marché de la musique, l’impact sur l’Afrique et ses artistes seront étayés par les poids lourds de l’industrie et des artistes internationaux. (lire plus)

La Caravane Afrikan HipHop: appel à artistes et partenaires

La Caravane Afrikan HipHop est un projet annuel organisé par différents réseaux militants et musicaux, réparties sur tout le continent et dans la diaspora. Elle voyage du Cap au Caire, et s’arrête dans plusieurs pays pour des performances et interventions.Son but est de construire un mouvement Hiphop fortet d'établir un réseau de collectifs, en tissant desliens étroits avec des organisations similaires sur le continent. Ils sont à la recherche d’artistes et de partenaires à travers Harare, Luanda, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Addis-Ababa, Lagos, Dakar et Tunis. (lire plus)

MASA 8ème édition ( Marché des Arts du Spectacle Africain ) : 8-14 Mars 2014, Côte-d'Ivoire

Ce festival unique des Arts Vivants, organisé tous les deux ans, fut crée en 1993 par l’Agence Intergouvernemental de la Francophonie en tant que « rendez-vous des professionnels et des amateurs du spectacle. » Du 1 au 8 mars 2014, des artistes et groupes artistiques du monde entier animeront cette édition artistique universelle. MASA attend plus de 50 groupes et troupes représentant les 5 domaines: danse , musique, théâtre , contes et humour. (lire plus)

Centre de Ressources

Indice Liberté de la Presse 2014 : Reporters Sans Frontières

L'in
dice de la liberté de la presse dans le monde met l’emphase sur l'impact négatif que les conflits ont sur la liberté de l’accès à l'information.  Le rang d’un certain nombre de pays est également affecté par une interprétation trop large et abusive du concept de la protection de la sécurité nationale, aux dépens du droit d’informer et d’être informé. Cette année, on voit une diminution alarmante de la liberté de la presse en Afrique. (lire plus)

Guide de Bonnes Pratiques du Plaidoyer Artistique : IFACCA (janvier 2014)

Ce guide de bonnes pratiques offre une gamme de thématiques qui peuvent être développées comme arguments de persuasion, plaidoyer, suggestions pour des campagnes artistiques, des cas d’études de campagnes a succès etc. (lire plus)

Rapport sur l'économie créative 2013, édition spéciale (UNESCo): élargir les voies du développement local 

Publiée par l’UNESCO par le biais de son bureau des Nations Unies pour la coopération Sud-Sud, cette édition spéciale du rapport sur l’économie créative 2013 explore et analyse les manières de renforcer et d’accroître les résultats pour un développement économique et social inclusif. Les conclusions du rapport serviront à alimenter les débats internationaux qui se tiennent en marge du processus post-2015 de l’Agenda du développement des Nations Unies ainsi que les discussions portant sur le rôle de la culture dans le développement durable. (lire plus)

Vision Créative Maurice 2025 : Ministère des Arts et de la Culture

Ce livre blanc offre une politique culturelle compréhensive, en prenant en compte le potentiel de l’économiecréative et la nécessite de trouver un équilibre entre l’héritage culturel riche et varié, la créativité contemporaine et les aspirations des générations future. (lire plus)

Arterial Network October Newsletter/ Bulletin d'information d'Octobre

List of contents:

1. What's new at Arterial Network?

2. Artists Rights, Awards and Advocacy

3. Opportunities: Training/Jobs/Funding

4. Resource Centre

 

What's new at Arterial Network?

Successful third edition of the African Creative Economy Conference 2013

From 6th to 9th October, delegates from fifty different countries congregated at  Cape Town’s City Hall for an invigorating four days of analysis, performances,  networking and debate at the 2013 edition of the African Creative Economy Conference. (read more) 

 

Arterial Network elects new Stirring Committee

On Thursday the 10th of October, Arterial Network hosted its 4th biennial conference, where members voted on amendments to its Constitution and elected a new Steering Committee. This promises to be a thriving two years, where cultural policy meets on the ground activism and where new ties will be built between networks, organizations and individuals across the continent and abroad. (read more) 

 

Artists Rights, Awards and Advocacy

Gender equality in the cultural sector: UNESCO survey for African Entrepreneurs

As part of the preparation of the first global report on gender equality in the cultural sector by UNESCO, individuals are invited to participate in a survey on African entrepreneurs in the live arts (music, theatre and related arts, dance), fashion and design sectors. Deadline for responses is 4 November. (read more) 

 

Brazzaville elected UNESCO Creative City

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), Zahlé (Lebanon), Kraków (Poland) and Fabriano (Italy) as new members of its network of “creative hubs” promoting socio-economic and cultural development worldwide through creative industries. Brazzaville, designated “City of Music”, is the first African member of the Creative Cities Network. (read more)

 

Malawian movie wins award at the Silicon Valley African Film Festival 

The Last Fishing Boat, written, directed and produced by Shemu Joyah whose company First Dawn Arts produced his award-winning movie Seasons of a Life in 2009, won the award for Best Narrative Feature Film. The Last Fishing boat narrates a cultural clash between traditional values and modernisation. (read more

 

Opportunities: Training/Jobs/Funding

 

Residencies and Training

Cultural Leadership Training and Train-the-Trainer (African Arts Institute): call for applications 

Applications are now open for suitable candidates to participate in a second round of Cultural Leadership trainings (Train-the-Trainer and Cultural Leadership courses) presented by the African Arts Institute (AFAI), in Cape Town, South Africa, during March 2014. Deadline 20 November. (read more) 

 

Ateliers du Cinéma / ACE Mundus: call for applications for film producers from non-EU countries

ACE Mundus is a 7-day workshop happening in late March, open to non-EU producers. The travel expenses within Europe for all of the selected producers are covered by the cost of the programme. Deadline: 8 November. (read more) 

 

Rockefeller Center Arts & Literary Residency: call for applications

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center's mission is to promote innovation and identify impact-oriented solutions to critical global problems. The Residency Program offers artists and practitioners a serene setting as well as opportunities for establishing new connections with fellow residents and other professionals from around the world. Deadline 3 December. (read more)

 

Cadbury Fellowships 2014: class in Africa, a reassessment

The Cadbury fellowships programme, run by the Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham, invites applications from early-career researchers based in African institutions who wish to discuss and develop the results of their primary research. Fellowships will cover return flights and all expenses. (read more)

 

Sauti za Busara Festival: call for music films 

Sauti za Busara, East Africa's popular festival, will run its 11th edition during 13 – 16 February 2014 in Stone Town, Zanzibar, featuring more than 300 musicians and performers, an open-air film programme, and much more. It is looking to screen a variety of feature films about music, that tell a story about music or  musicians from Africa. Deadline 30 November. (read more

 

“Africa is Now” at Design Indaba: call for entries

Design Indaba invites designers and innovators from across Africa to participate in a major exhibition for the Design Indaba Expo 2014, 'Africa Is Now,' which will be held at the Design Indaba Expo 28 Feb-2 March 2014 in Cape Town. They are inviting creatives from across the African continent to apply for inclusion in the exhibition. Deadline 29 November. (Read more)

 

The Nile Project in Uganda: call for artists 

The Nile Project will host its second annual music residency in Uganda this January. It is currently accepting applications from Nile Basin musicians to join the collective. Applicants must be available from January-March 2014 to participate in the gathering and a tour of the region. (read more

 

Journal for Artistic Research: call for submissions 

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is a peer-reviewed journal, publishing original research from artists of all disciplines. Published twice a year, the journal is unique in its field, marrying the rich-media and social networking capabilities of online publishing to scholarly rigour. Deadline 15 November. (read more) 

 

Residency African Writers: call for applications

The Sylt Foundation calls on writers of contemporary African literature to apply for the two month African Writer’s Residency Award. One residency will be awarded annually to an African writer who has published literary works of either poetry, prose, plays and novels. (read more

 

Unsolicited Proposal Program at apexart: call for applications

Apexart's Unsolicited Proposal Program open call is accepting submissions. Three winning propos
als will receive funding and administrative support from apexart to present their show in Tribeca (New York City). The Unsolicited Proposal Program asks for idea-based, proposals for curated shows of three or more artists that examine a compelling idea (Deadline November 8). (read more

 

apexart Franchise: exploring another boundary between art and business

Accepting submissions from February 15 – March 15, 2014, the Franchise is an open call for group shows that take place anywhere in the world outside of New York City. The Franchise asks for submissions for exhibitions that examine a specific idea or theme. Read more 

 

Henry Moore Fellowship (sculpture): call for applications

The Henry Moore Center of the University of Leeds encourages and supports research projects in any area of sculpture studies. Research Fellowships are intended for artists, scholars and curators working on historic and contemporary sculpture who can make particular use of the Institute's resources. Deadline 13 January. (read more)

 

Visual impact, the element of surprise: call for submissions 

 The 27th Visual Artists Association of Zimbabwe (V.A.A.B) Annual Exhibition 2013 is running under the theme 'VISUAL IMPACT: THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE'. Submissions are invited from international artists. Prizes will include 6 months residency, in-kind payment and other awards. Deadline 15 November. (read more

 

FAME-Fashion Malawi: call for profiles and e-lookbooks

FAME-Fashion Malawi Edition enters its fifth year, celebrating the continent's fabulous creatives during the 'Nyasa Fashion & Design Week” of 23-27 January 2014, giving designers a range of opportunities to show case their talent – fashion design (femme & homme) and Afro-couture, bridal design, accessories & crafts, interiors & furnishings. (read more)

 

Invisible Borders Trans-African trip: call for participation 

In 2014, the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organization will embark on the 5th edition of their Road Trip Project, assembling African artists whose works are well rooted in the reality of the continent. Photographers, writers, video artists, art historians and performance artists are invited to participate. Apply by 10 November (read more

 

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP): call for artists and curators 

Artists and curators can apply for residencies at the ISCP, New York City, USA. Residencies are between three and twelve months and are sponsored by governments, corporations, foundations, institutions, organizations, galleries and private patrons. (read more)

 

Frans Masereel Centrum and Z33: Open Call for curatorial Proposals 

The Frans Masereel Centrum and Z33 are launching an international curator project around graphic print media in the autumn of 2014, wanting to broaden the network of curators and stimulate innovative curatorial strategies and concepts in the graphic field. Deadline 16 December. (read more

 

Parker Harris prizes in Contemporary Art: competition

Each year Parker Harris works with sponsors and affiliated arts organisations to create and organise a number of exhibitions, competitions, commissions, awards and prize open to artists both in the UK and internationally. Many offer significant prize money and commissioning opportunities for artists according to the individual exhibitions and projects. (read more)

 

Jobs

Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA): Director 

The Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) is looking for a versatile and strategic thinker and organiser to lead the organisation, and to consolidate and develop its position as a dynamic and resilient network-based organisation. (read more) 

 

International Network for the Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM): Communication Officer 

The small and dynamic Brussels based Secretariat of one of Europe’s largest cultural networks is looking for an exceptional communication professional willing to put all his/her creative thoughts into practice in order to serve the network. Deadline November 8. (read more) 

 

Cairo Contemporary Dance Center: Executive Producer

The Euro-Arab Mediterranean Network for Contemporary Dance and Performance (Cairo / Egypt) is seeking an Executive Producer. Deadline 6 November (read more)

 

Magnet Theatre Arts: Company Administrator 

The Magnet Theatre is an independent award winning South African physical theatre company, based in Cape Town. It is seeking to fill the vacancy of Company Administrator, beginning 1 January 2014. (read more) 

 

Patsimeredu Edutainment Trust, Zimbabwe: Program Director

Patsime Trust is a Zimbabwean non-profit organisation based in Harare. Its core activities include production of edutainment theatre, participatory theatre for development, dissemination and promoting communication and dialogue on issues related to HIV and AIDS and Gender, and more. It is looking for a Program Director. (read more) 

 

Beirut Arts Center (BAC): Director

The Beirut Art Center (BAC) is a non-profit association, space and platform dedicated to contemporary art in Lebanon. The aim of the center is to produce, present and promote local and international contemporary art and cultural practice in a structure that is open and active throughout the year.Beirut Art Center seeks an experienced and innovative Director who will work toward the vision of the center. (read more) 

 

City College of New York: Assistant Professor – Art History (African Arts)

The Art Department invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art History with a specialty in African art and the ability to teach both undergraduate and master’s level graduate historical and contemporary subjects. (read more

 

Conferences

World Summit on Arts and Culture (Chile): more speakers confirmed 

The World Summit (13-16 January) is taking shape, and is just around the corner. The speakers programme and cultural programme reveal an outline of the event's five-day activities, which promise to be a celebration and exchange of ideas, creativity and diversity. (read more

 

Grand Prize of Francophone African Theatre (Brazzaville): nominees and symposium

The Organizing Committee of the Grands Prix du Théâtre Francophone Africain, members of Arterial Network and of Afrifestnet, will hold the 6th edition of t
he prize in Brazzaville, Congo 23 to 29 November 2013. A symposium will be held from November 24 to 26 on the Creative Economy and Theatre in Africa. (read more) 

 

Drama for Life (Johannesburg): the unfinished business of truth and reconciliation, arts, trauma and healing 

The Wits academic program "Drama for Life" proudly presents its 6th annual DFL Africa Research Conference on 20-21 November. The conference tackles the issue of Unfinished business of truth and reconciliation in society and if and how arts can contribute to the healing process of trauma. (read more

 

Conference on Culture and Conflict Resolution in Ghana: report 

The Centre for Cultural and African Studies of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi, Ghana) held a conference on the theme, ‘Intercultural Dialogue: Harnessing Cultural Values for Social Stability and Democracy’ on 21 and 22 October 2013. The keynote address was made by Mike Van Graan, former Secretary General of Arterial Network. (read more)

 

 Resource Centre

International Culture University in Zimbabwe (ICUZ) magazine: Issue 1

Published by Nhimbe, the Campus for the International Culture University in Zimbabwe, the launch edition of the ICUZ Journal explores the challenges of preserving the right to cultural expression in contemporary African society and the state of the sector in Zimbabwe. (read more)

 

UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics: Measuring Cultural participation Handbook

 

While cultural expressions are alive and ever-changing, models to gauge their impact have not kept pace. How can we measure cultural acts, such as partaking in a traditional ceremony, playing an instrument or visiting a museum virtually? In today’s world of technological advances, how does the Internet affect cultural practices? This handbook provides statisticians and cultural officials with a state-of-the-art reference guide for the measurement of cultural participation, with particular attention to its feasibility in developing countries. (read more

 

Interartive #55 Art and Mobility: special online issue launched 

The primary purpose of this special issue on “Art and Mobility” is to reflect on the multiple aspects of cultural and artistic mobility and to open the way towards a transdisciplinary field of study that increasingly claims its place in the analysis and research of the social and cultural dynamics of the contemporary world. Please note François Bouda's article The Mobility of African Artists: a politically-oriented issue.  (read more)

 

Shaping Humanities: Goethe Institute (blog)

Launched by the Goethe Institute, the Shaping Humanities blog offers a platform to next-generation researchers from Egypt, Germany, Morocco and Tunisia to network and publish their work. (read more)

 

Move On! Cultural mobility for beginners – new OTM research dossier

 Are you a young / emerging artist willing to live a mobility experience? Are you a not-so-young artist interested in 'being mobile' and looking for hints? Then this guide is for you! On the Move, in collaboration with its members and with the support of the Hippocrène Foundation, has prepared this agile guide with 'tips & links' for your mobility experience. (read more)

 

This monthly newsletter by Arterial Network is sent to a database of over 30,000 cultural practitioners, artists, and organisations based in Africa and beyond. If you have any news items that you would want to be included in the newsletter, please send your news preferably in English and French to jeanne@arterialnetwork.org before the 15th of every month. 

 

 VERSION FRANCAISE

 Table des matières:

1. Les Nouvelles d'Arterial Network

2. Droits des artistes et plaidoyer

3. Opportunités et appels à projets

4. Centre de Ressources

 

 

Les Nouvelles d'Arterial Network

ACEC 2013 : troisième édition réussie de la troisième Conférence sur l’Economie Créative en Afrique 

Du 6 au 9 Octobre 2013, des délégués de plus de cinquante pays se sont rassemblés à l'Hôtel de Ville du Cap, en Afrique du Sud, pour quatre jours de débats, d’analyse, d’échanges vivifiants, de réseautage et d’activités artistiques lors de la Conférence sur l'Economie Créative en Afrique. (lire plus) 

 

Arterial Network élit un nouveau Comité de Pilotage 

Le jeudi 10 octobre, Arterial Network a tenu sa quatrième Conférence Biennale. Les membres ont élu un nouveau comité de pilotage. Ce nouveau comité promet au réseau deux années dynamiques et innovatrices. Avec Mr Aadel Essaadani du Maroc, comme président, et Mme Korkor Amarteifio, du Ghana comme vice-présidente, la politique culturelle sera couplée au militantisme de terrain. De nouveaux liens seront établis entre les réseaux existants, les organisationsainsi que les artistes à travers le continent et à l'étranger. (lire plus)

 

 

Droits des artistes et plaidoyer

Egalité des genres dans le secteur culturel: enquête de l’UNESCO pour les entrepreneurs Africains 

Dans le cadre de la préparation du premier rapport global sur l’égalité des genres dans le secteur de la culture, dirigé par l’UNESCO, les entrepreneurs du continent sont priés de participer à une enquête sur l’entreprenariat africain dans les sous secteurs des arts de la scène (musique, théâtre, danse) et de la mode. Jusqu’au 4 novembre. (lire plus) 

 

Brazzaville élue Ville Créative de l’UNESCO 

La Directrice générale de l’UNESCO, Irina Bokova, a désigné comme nouveaux membres du Réseau des villes créatives de l’UNESCO les villes de Brazzaville (République du Congo), Zahlé (Liban), Cracovie (Pologne) et Fabriano (Italie). Brazzaville, nominée “Ville de la Musique”, est la première ville Africaine a intégrer le Réseau des Villes Créatives. (lire plus

 

Film Malawien reçoit le Prix de la Meilleure Narrative à Silicon Valley 

Le Dernier Bateau de Pèche, écrit et produit par Shemu Joyah, rendu célèbre en 2009, avec son premier long-métrage, Saisons d’une Vie, a reçu le prix de la meilleure narrative à Silicon Valley. Le film relate un clash culturel entre valeurs traditionnelles et modernisation en Afrique. (lire plus)< /span>

 

Opportunités et appels à projets

 Bourses et Residences

 

Training en Leadership Culturelle et Formation des Formateurs (African Arts Institute): appel à inscriptions 

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes pour participer au second tour des trainings en Leadership Culturelle (Leadership Culturelle et Formation des Formateurs), tenus par l’African Arts Institute (AFAI) en mars 2014, au Cap, Afrique du Sud. (lire plus)

 

Ateliers du Cinéma/ ACE Mundus : appel a inscriptions pour producteurs de films de pays non-EU

ACE Mundus est un atelier de 7 jours en Europe ouvert aux producteurs non-Européens. Pour y participer, il faut être un producteur indépendant expérimenté et avoir produit au moins un long-métrage de fiction ou avoir un projet de long-métrage en développement, à vocation internationale. Tout frais seront couverts par l’atelier. Date limite 8 novembre. (lire plus) 

 

Résidence en Arts & Littérature au Rockefeller Center: appel à candidatures

L’objectif du Rockefeller Center est de promouvoir l'innovation et d'identifier des solutions orientées pour les problèmes mondiaux les plus critiques. Le Programme de Résidence en Art en Italie offre aux artistes un cadre serein et la possibilité de créer tout en tissant des liens avec des professionnels du monde entier. Date limite 3 décembre. (lire plus) 

 

Bourses Cadbury 2014 : les classes en Afrique, une réévaluation 

Le programme de bourses Cadbury, géré par le Département des études africaines et d'anthropologie à l'Université de Birmingham, sollicite des candidatures de chercheurs résident dans des institutions africaines qui souhaiteraient développer leur recherche. Tous frais payés. (lire plus) 

 

Sauti za Busara festival: appel à films sur musique en Afrique

Sauti za Busara, un des festival les plus populaire d’Afrique de l’est, se déroulera du 13 au 16 Février 2014 à Stone Town, Zanzibar, avec plus de 300 musiciens et artistes, un programme de cinéma en plein air, et bien plus encore. Le festival est à la recherche d’une variété de longs métrages sur la musique Africaine ou sur des musiciens en Afrique. Date limite: 30 novembre. (lire plus)

 

« Africa is Now » expo à la Design Indaba: appel à candidatures 

La Design Indaba qui se déroulera à Cape Town du 28 février au 2 mars 2014 invite designers et entrepreneurs de toute l'Afrique à participer à une exposition pendant la Design Indaba de 2014, l’Afrique c’est Maintenant (lire plus

 

Journal de Recherche Artistique: appel à contributions

Le Journal de Recherche Artistique (JAR) est une revue qui publie des recherches d'artistes de toutes disciplines (Anglais). Publiée deux fois par an, la revue est unique en son genre, mariant les capacités de réseautage de l'édition en ligne et la rigueur scientifique. Date limite: 15 novembre.(lire plus) 

 

Propositions Spontanées à Apexart: appel à candidatures

Apexart accepte des candidatures de projets qui seront soutenus financièrement pour être présentées à Tribeca (New York). Les conservateurs ou artistes devront soumettre une demande pour la totalité d’une exposition. Le prix sera remis à trois artistes en tout. Jusqu’au 8 novembre.(lire plus) 

 

Apexart Franchise: explorer la relation entre l'art et le business

Acceptant des candidatures entre le 15 février au 15 Mars 2014, la Franchise est un appel ouvert à des expositions collectives qui auront lieu partout dans le monde sauf à New York. La Franchise requête des expositions qui examinent une idée ou un thème spécifique. (lire plus)

 

Bourse Henry Moore (sculpture): appel à candidatures

Le Centre Henry Moore de l'Université de Leeds encourage et soutient des projets de recherche liés à la sculpture. Les bourses de recherche sont destinées à des artistes, des universitaires et des conservateurs qui travaillent sur la sculpture historique ou contemporaine. Date limite: 13 Janvier. (lire plus)

 

FAME-Fashion Malawi: appel à portfolios et e-lookbooks

FAME-Fashion Malawi célèbre cinq ans d’existence en 2014, honorant les créations de mode de pars et d’autres du continent pendant la 'Nyassa Fashion & Design Week' du 23-27 janvier, donnant aux designers une occasion unique de montrer leur talent – mode femme et homme, Afro-couture, artisanat, meubles intérieurs et bien plus. (lire plus

 

Frontières invisible/ voyage transafricain: appel à participation

En 2014, l’Organisation des Photographes des Frontières Invisibles Transafricaines lancera la 5e édition de leur voyage de route, rassemblant des artistes africains dont les œuvres sont enracinées dans la réalité du continent. Photographes, écrivains, vidéastes, historiens de l'art et autres artistes de la scène sont invités à participer. Avant le 10 Novembre (lire plus

 

Studio International & Programme de Conservateur (ISCP): appel aux artistes et aux conservateurs

 

Artistes et conservateurs sont invités à demander des résidences à l’ISCP de New York, USA. Les résidences durent entre trois et douze mois et sont parrainées par des institutions gouvernementales, des fondations, des institutions , des organisations, des galeries ou des mécènes privés. (lire plus) 

 

Frans Masereel Centrum et Z33 : appel à propositions de conservateurs 

Le Frans Masereel Centrum et Z33 lancent un projet de conservation internationale sur l’impression graphique pendant l'automne de 2014, voulant élargir le réseau mondial de conservateurs et stimuler des stratégies novatrices de conservation dans le domaine du graphisme sur papier. Date limite: 16 décembre. (lire plus

 

Prix Parker Harris en art contemporain : compétitions

Chaque année, l’organisation Parker Harris travaille avec des sponsors et des organisations artistiques pour organiser un certain nombre d'expositions, de concours, de récompenses et de prix pour des artistes du Royaume Uni et d’ailleurs. Des rémunérations monétaires conséquentes et la possibilité d’exposer globalement sont possibles en fonction des projets. (lire plus

 

Emplois

Réseau des Arts Visuels de l'Afrique du Sud (VANSA): Directeur

Le Réseau des Arts Visuels d’Afrique du Sud (VANSA) est à la recherche d'un directeur de talent et de vision pour diriger l'organisation et l’aider à se consolider et à se développer en tant que réseau dynam
ique et pluriel. (lire plus

 

Réseau international des arts du spectacle (IETM) : Chargé de communication

Le secrétariat d’un des plus grands réseaux culturels d’Europe est à la recherche d'un chargé de communication, basé à Bruxelles. Il/elle devra être prêt à mettre toute son énergie créative en pratique pour servir le réseau. Jusqu’au 8 novembre. (lire plus

 

Cairo Contemporary Dance Center: producteur exécutif

Dans le cadre d'un partenariat MAAT danse MECA (Le Caire/ Egypte) et DBM, le Réseau euro-méditerranéen-arabe pour la danse contemporaine et de la performance est à la recherche d'un producteur exécutif. Jusqu’au 6 Novembre. (lire plus

 

Magnet Theatre Arts : directeur de compagnie 

Le Magnet Theatre est un théâtre indépendant de renom en Afrique du Sud à Cape Town. Il cherche à combler le poste vacant de directeur de compagnie, à compter du 1er Janvier 2014 (lire plus

 

Patsimeredu Edutainment Trust, Zimbabwe : Directeur de Programme

Patsime Trust est une organisation zimbabwéenne à but non lucratif basée à Harare. Ses principales activités sont la production de théâtre ludo-éducatif , théâtre participatif pour le développement, la diffusion et la promotion de dialogue sur des problématiques liées au VIH et au SIDA. Ils sont à la recherche d'un directeur de programme (lire plus)

 

Beirut Arts Center (BAC): Directeur

Le Beirut Art Center (BAC) est une plate-forme dédié à l'art contemporain au Liban. L'objectif du centre est de produire, de présenter et de promouvoir les pratiques locales tout autant que l'art contemporain international, dans une structure qui est ouverte et actif tout au long de l'année. Le BAC cherche un directeur expérimenté pour promouvoir la vision du centre. (lire plus

 

City College de New York: professeur adjoint en Histoire de l'Art (Arts Africains)

Le département d’Art du City College sollicite des candidatures pour le poste de professeur adjoint en histoire de l'art avec une spécialisation dans l'art africain. (lire plus

Cuny School of Professional Studies: Two Opportunities to Connect this Fall Project Rwanda and Introductory Workshop

Please save the date for two exciting opportunities to engage with the M.A. in Applied Theatre. Read on to learn more.

 

Project Rwanda Sharing

 

KIE and CUNY students participate in a cultural exchange through dance.

 

In July 2013, students in the M.A. in Applied Theatre participated in the fourth year of Project Rwanda: Drama and Theatre Education for Reconciliation and Development, in collaboration with the Kigali Institute for Education (KIE).  This program is designed to help Rwandan young people to develop their cultural skills through drama and theatre with the aim of promoting unity and fostering dialogue. Towards these goals, the CUNY team contributed to the training of the first generation of Rwandan drama educators.

 

Come hear about the experiences of the faculty and student participants! 

 

Wednesday, October 30 

7-9:30pm

M.A. in Applied Theatre/CAT Studios

101 West 31st Street

6th Floor

 

RSVP Now! Admission is free. Space is limited. 

 

Introductory Workshop

To the M.A. in Applied Theatre   

 

Learn about the first program of its kind in the country.  

 

Join us for our annual Introductory Workshop (formerly known as the "Open House").  Professors Chris Vine and Helen White will lead a dynamic three-hour presentation including:

  •  A practical demonstration offering a taste of the program
  •  A chance to meet with current students and faculty
  •  A Q&A session addressing the application process and program content and structure. 

Saturday, November 16

2-5pm

M.A. in Applied Theatre/CAT Studios

101 West 31st Street

6th Floor

 

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Arterial Network: August edition of our monthly newsletter.

 

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African Creative Economy Conference 2013: further confirmations of top-notch academics, entrepreneurs and policy-makers

With only six weeks to go to the must-attend African Creative Economy Conference (Cape Town, South Africa 6-9 October), the line-up of speakers and panellists has grown into an inspirational and diverse collective that ranges from fashion entrepreneurs to political analysts, and musicians to government ministers…(read more)

 

Arterial Network gains traction in West Africa 

From 28 June to 17 July 2013, Arterial Network’s Project Manager, Espera Donouvossi, conducted a series of meetings with National Representatives of Arterial Network in West Africa. In Ghana, Mali, Burkina-Faso, Nigeria and Togo, Arterial Network’s Strategic Plan (2012-2015) was discussed and the needs and challenges of different chapters were assessed. Read the full report here: (read more)

 

 Advocacy

Freedom of Cultural Expression: make your voice heard!

The Working group on 'Arts, Rights and Justice' is still collecting videos dealing with issues of censorship (political and religious), safe havens for refugees and at risk artists, access to artistic expression for all minorities, freedom of movement, assembly, use of public space etc. You Have until 9 September to have your say in a 2 min video that will be shown in Brussels! (read more)

Opportunities: Training/Jobs/Funding

 Grants and Calls for Projects

National Film and Video Foundation: bursaries available

 

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) calls for 2014 bursary applications from students who are interested in studying film related courses at recognised tertiary institution in South Africa. These bursaries will cover students for duration of their studies and priority will be given to students from underprivileged and disadvantaged communities. Apply by the 31 August. (read more)

UNESCO-Aschberg : grant for Francophone and African artists

 

This is a collaboration between the city of Quebec, UNESCO-Aschberf and Chambre Blanche. Chambre Blanche, an artist-run centre in Quebec, is offering a production residency in digital art between April and July 2014. This program is exclusively tailored for young African artists who are between the ages of 25 and 35 and from Francophone Africa. (read more)

 

MASA 2014: call for artistic groups (Dance, Humour, Music, Tales, Theatre)

 The Market for African Performing Arts (MASA) is calling on artistic groups from the continent for its 8th edition of the "Market of African Performing Arts" in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from the 1 to the 8 March 2014. Apply before 15 December. (read more)

 

Urban photographer of the year: call for photographers

 Under the theme of cities as work, CBRE is looking to nominate the Urban Photographer of the year who has best portrayed the life of a town or city worldwide.  The competition is divided into 6 categories: travel/transport, workplace, architecture, urban regeneration, cityscape and environment. Submit a photo before the 31 August. (read more) 

 

Training on North/South Intercultural exchanges: call for applications

The International Youth Office of Wallonie-Brussels is calling for participants for its "training on the qualities of cultural exchanges between south/north” which will take place from 19 to 23 of October 2013 in Liege, Belgium. Are eligible candidates from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Benin and DRC. Apply by 15 September (read more)

 

Danube Video Art Festival: call for submissions

 

Media and video artists from all over the world are invited to submit their works for the second danubeVIDEOARTfestival that will be held in October 2013 in Stadtkino Grein (upper Austria). There is no theme, but the work must be defined as videoart by the artist and no longer than 10min. A first prize of €1000 will be awarded! 

 

Advanced performance and scenography studies: call for artistic research projects

A.pass is a yearlong post-master program based in Brussels open to artists with an interest in exploring the performative and/or spatial dimensions of their practice. Applications to be submitted before 1 September. (read more)

 

DeveART's Meaning “Africa”: call for projects

Devearts, a gallery for contemporary art from developing countries, organizes the exhibition “DeveART’s Meaning: Africa” in October 2013, at the Pulchri Studio of the Hague, Netherlands. Can we speak about contemporary African art? Is contemporary art from Nairobi different than contemporary art from London? Do these kind of classifications make you angry? Devearts is welcoming articles, essays, poems and drawings related to this theme. By 1 September.  

 

Young concrete Awards 2013: call for artists and sculptors

PPC Cement is proud to host the 22nd Young Concrete Sculptor Awards 2013, a competition that showcases both functional art and sculpture. The judges are looking for works that demonstrate outstanding craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal, a balance between technical excellence and commercial appreciation, and respect for the medium. South Africans are invited to submit an application to win R100,000, no later than 6 September. (read more)

 

KRAN Film Collective: call for residencies

In October and November 2013, KRAN Film is hosting two residencies for cultural operators with a particular interest in independent, non-commercial video art and art films. The residency offers  to cover all costs including travels to Brussels. Deadlines are 10 and 24 September. (read more)

 

IMPORT/EXPORT Exhibition: call for artists

Association Magneetti invites artists to submit works for the exhibition IMPORT/EXPORT, which will take place at the border between Finland and Sweden. They are looking for artworks within the theme of “borders”, exploring ideas such as the transfer of people, objects or immaterial products (culture, ideas, emotion) across countries and borders or between individuals. Apply by 13 September. (read more) 

 

Impostor: competition for Comic Artists, Cartoonists and Graphic Novelists

The International University ”Global Theatre Experience” (IUGTE) for comic strip authors, cartoonists and graphic novelists is welcoming input from any style and country for candidates aged under 38. The winner will be awarded with a scholarship of €1350 and a chance to participate in an international workshop. Apply before 13 September. (read more)

 

University of Melbourne: Human Rights Scholarship (HRS)

This Human Rights Scholarship is awarded to international applicants wishing to undertake graduate research in human rights and who are able to demonstrate their commitment to the advancement of peace. Apply by the 31 October. (read more)

 

Conferences and Papers

Women & Immigration: call for papers

 

The Association Generiques is devoting its next publication, Migrance, to the history of women & immigration. It will showcase different perspectives on historical dimensions of immigration. Propositions can be articles, testimonials, associative experiences or cultural actions. (read more)

 

Muslim Women, Art & Voices : call for submissions

The International Museum of Women is now accepting submissions of any media type for its acclaimed online exhibition, Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art & Voices. Muslima  spotlights the art, voices, and ideas of a new generation of Muslim women, addressing myths and prejudices about them and fostering understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims globally. Submit ideas by 23 September. (read more)

 

Africa and the Moving Image Symposium: call for papers

This panel, held in New York in March 2014, will seek to frame an African history of the moving image. Acknowledging substantial overlaps between art history and film studies, art practice and filmmaking, it will seek to trace the significant ways ethnographers, scientists, filmmakers, artists, and new media practitioners have constructed and imagined Africa. By 1 September.

 

Conferenc
e on Human Rights and Change: call for Papers

The “Human Rights and Change” Conference will take place 16-18 June 2014 at the Kadir Has University in Istanbul. Participation from non-academics who are involved in human rights practice is highly encouraged. Deadline for submissions is 1 December 2013. (read more) 

 

Inter-Cultural Dialogue: Harnessing Cultural Values for Social Stability and Democracy

Ghana, October 2013. The Centre for Cultural and African Studies (CeCASt) conference will provide a platform for stakeholders from diverse disciplines, countries, cultures, and religions to dialogue on how traditional cultural values can be employed to promote and sustain peace in conflict situations whilst maintaining the existing peace in non-conflict areas. heritage sites. (read more) 

 

Job Opportunities

African Languages Initiative Director: Yale University

 

Yale seeks a dynamic program builder to develop a distance learning initiative for African Languages and to expand access for intensive African language study for Yale and non-Yale students. Apply by 20 September. (read more)

 

PhD Programme in Visual Art and Design: Royal Academy of Art

PhDArts offers an international, high-level doctorate in art and design at the Leiden University and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague,  Netherlands. Apply by 1 October. (read more)

 

Program Manager: Africa Centre of Cape Town

The Africa Centre provides a platform for exploring contemporary Pan-African arts and cultural practice as a catalyst for social change. Based in Cape Town but working globally, the Africa Centre is seeking a project administrator to join its team. (read more)

 

 

Bread and Salt: Stories of Migration

By Francois Matarasso, Utrecht, Vrede van Utrecht. Bread and Salt tells the stories of 18 European artists who were born in other parts of the world. Those people have nothing in common except the practice of art and the experience of migration. They came to Europe from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, India and East Asia, from cities, islands and deserts. They live today in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and the UK. They came as students, refugees and adventurers… (read more)

 

Culture and development in Burkina Faso: social and economic impacts explored

Christiaan de Beukelaer from the Institute of Communications Studies of the University of Leeds is one of the main speakers at Arterial Network’s upcoming African Creative Economy Conference. In this article he explores the practical links between social and economic development in Burkina Faso and the definition and demarcation of culture and cultural industries. (read more)

 

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  1. Les Nouvelles d'Arterial Network
  2. Droits des artistes et plaidoyer
  3. Opportunités et appels à projets
  4. Centre de Ressources

 

Les Nouvelles d'Arterial Network

  

Conférence sur l’Economie Créative en Afrique 2013: confirmation d’intervenants d’envergure et de haut niveau

Avec seulement six semaines avant la Conférence sur l’Economie Créative en Afrique, qui aura lieu au Cap en Afrique du Sud du 6 au 9 Octobre,  Arterial Network confirme une liste d’intervenants et de panelistes d’une diversité et d’une inspiration inégalée, partants d’entrepreneurs de la mode a des analystes politiques, de musiciens a des Ministres de la Culture… (lire plus)

 

Un meilleur positionnement en Afrique de l'Ouest pour Arterial
Network 

Du 28 Juin au 17 Juillet 2013, le Chargé de Projets d’Arterial Network, Espera Donouvossi a effectué une visite de terrain pour aller à la rencontre de certaines représentations nationales. Sa visite l’a conduit respectivement au Ghana, au Mali, au Burkina-Faso, au Nigeria et au Togo et a pour but d’aborder le plan stratégique 2012-2015 d’Arterial Network avec les structures visitées et aussi de repenser l’effectivité et le rôle des représentations nationales d’Arterial Network dans cette partie du continent. D’un pays à un autre, les réalités sont différentes aussi bien que les besoins et défis. (lire plus) 

 

 

 

Droits des artistes et plaidoyer 

Liberté d’expression artistique : faites entendre votre voix !

 

Le groupe de travail "arts, droits et justice" au sein de la plateforme européenne "Accès à la culture" attend toujours des contributions sur la censure (politique et religieuse), aux réfugiés et artistes à risque, à l’accès a l’expression artistique des minorités, à la liberté de mouvement, d’assemblement et d’usage de l’espace etc. Donnez votre opinion! Envoyez une vidéo de 2 min qui sera montrée à Bruxelles début Octobre 2013.  (lire plus)

 

Opportunités et appels à projets

 

Bourses et appels à projets

  

Fondation national du Film et la vidéo : bourses disponibles

 

La Fondation nationale du Film et la Vidéo (NFVF) lance un appel des bourses pour les étudiants intéressées dans des cursus liées au film dans une institution tertiaire reconnue en Afrique du Sud. Ces bourses couvriront la totalité de la durée des études et la priorité sera donnée aux étudiants venant de milieux défavorisées. Posez vos candidatures avant le 31 août . (lire plus) 

 

Bourse UNESCO-Aschberg pour jeunes artistes africain(e)s francophones

 

Résidence de production de quatre mois en arts numériques dans la ville de Québec, adressée aux jeunes artistes africain(e)s francophones. La Chambre Blanche, un centre d’artistes autogéré propose une résidence de production en art réseau/ art Web. La résidence s’étend sur quatre mois entre le début avril et la fin juillet 2014. Le programme s’adresse exclusivement aux artistes de 25 à 35 ans de l’Afrique francophone qui comptent deux ans de pratique professionnelle en arts. Date limite: 3 novembre (lire plus)

 

Marché des Arts du Spectacle Africain: appels à candidatures aux groupes artistiques

 

Du 1er au 8 mars 2014, se tiendra à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, la 8ème édition du Marché des Arts du Spectacle Africain (MASA). Sont invites a se présenter des groupes de Conte, Danse, Humour, Musique, Théâtre. Les dossiers peuvent être envoyés au plus tard le 15 décembre (lire plus)

 

Photographe Urbain de l’année : appel aux photographes

 

Sous le thème des villes au travail, CBRE lance un appel pour nommer le Photographe Urbain de l’Année qui a le mieux saisi un portrait de la vie d’une ville. Le concours est divisée en 6 catégories: voyage/transport, lieux de travail, architecture, régénération urbain, paysage urbain et environnement. Tous les images doivent être reçus avant le 31 août a minuit. (lire plus)

 

Axes Sud échanges interculturels: appel à candidatures

 

Le Bureau International de la Jeunesse de Wallonie-Bruxelles lance un appel pour la participation à une « Formation sur la qualité des échanges de jeunes sud/nord » qui se tiendra du 19 au 23 octobre 2013 à Liège. Dans le cadre du programme Axes Sud, celle-ci s’adresse aux responsables de projets, animateurs de jeunesse, organisateurs d’échanges des pays éligibles du programme (Maroc, Algérie, Tunisie, Sénégal, Burkina Faso, Bénin et la RDC)  

 

Festival d’Art Vidéo de Danube : appel à projets

 

Les vidéastes du monde entier sont invités a soumettre des propositions de projet pour la deuxième édition du Festival d’Art Vidéo de Danube qui aura lieu en Octobre 2013 en Autriche. Pas de thème imposé, mais les travaux (max.3/artiste) doivent être définis comme des œuvres vidéo et d’une durée de 10min maximum. Un prix de €1000 sera décerné. Avant le 31 août . (lire plus)

 

Etudes supérieures de performance et scénographie : appels aux projets 

 

A.pass est un programme de recherche d’une durée d’un an ouvert aux artistes avec un intérêt d'explorer les dimensions pe
rformatives et/ou spatiales de leur travail, les concepts de performance et scénographie en relation avec leurs propres pratiques. Les candidatures devront être posées avant le 1er Septembre. (lire plus)

 

DeveARTs Signification « Afrique » : appel à projets

 

Devearts – une gallérie d’art contemporain qui expose des artistes de pays en voie de développement – organise une exposition Pulchri Studio des Pays-Bas qui portera un regard et des questions brulantes sur l’Art contemporain en Afrique. Peut on parler d’art contemporain Africain ? Est il diffèrent de celui de Londres ? Est ce que ces questions vous irritent? Devearts est à la recherche d’articles, essais, poèmes, dessins reliés a ce thème. Avant le 1er Septembre. (lire plus)

 

Prix Young Concrete 2013 : appel aux artistes/sculpteurs

 

PPC Cement est fier d’accueillir la 22e édition du Prix  ‘Young Concrete 2013’, une compétition qui met en valeur la sculpture : des oeuvres qui démontrent des qualités artisanales exceptionnelles, un attrait esthétique, un équilibre entre l’excellence technique et l’appréciation commerciale ainsi qu'un respect du béton comme matériel principal. Les artistes émergeants (18-26ans) d’Afrique du Sud sont invités à poser une candidature pour un prix de R100,000. Avant le 6 Septembre. (lire plus) 

 

Collectif du film KRAN : appel pour des résidences

 

En Octobre et Novembre 2013, KRAN Film organise deux résidences a Bruxelles pour les operateurs culturels qui ont un intérêt particulier dans l’art vidéo et les films indépendants et non-commerciaux. La résidence couvre les frais de voyage jusqu'à Bruxelles, le logement, les frais quotidiens etc. Les dates limites de candidature sont le 10 et 24 Septembre. (lire plus) 

 

Exposition IMPORT/EXPORT : appel aux artistes

 

L’association culturelle Nordique « Magneetti » invite les artistes du monde entier a soumettre des propositions pour une exposition d’art médiatique IMPORT/EXPORT, qui prendra place a la frontière de deux villes ; Tornio, Finlande et Haparanda, Suède. Les oeuvres devront avoir comme thème « frontières » et explorer des sujets tel que le transfert des personnes, objets ou produits immatériels (culture, idées, émotions) a travers les pays ou entre individus. Avant le 13 Septembre. (lire plus)

 

Imposteur: concours pour dessinateurs et graphistes

 

Organisé par l’Université ‘Global Theatre Experience’ (IUGTE), cettre offre est ouvertes aux dessinateurs et graphistes de partout dans le monde travaillant la BD/romans graphiques dans différents styles, et âgés de moins de 38ans. Le gagnant emportera une bourse de €1350. Les candidatures devront être soumises avant le 7 Septembre. (lire plus)

 

Bourse de Droits de l’Homme (HRS): Université de Melbourne

 

Cette bourse sur les droits de l’homme est attribuée a un candidat souhaitant commencer des études supérieures dans le secteur des Droits de l’Homme et qui sera capable de démontrer son engagement pour l’avancée pacifique de la paix sur terre. L’université de Melbourne offre 2 HRS, couvrant tous frais. Inscrivez vous avant le 31 octobre 

 

Conferences et articles

 

 

Femmes & Immigration : appel à contributions 

 

L’association Génériques consacre sa prochaine revue, Migrance, à l’histoire des femmes et de l’immigration. Ce numéro proposera une perspective historique sur différentes dimensions du sujet; les textes proposés pourront être des articles, témoignages, retours d’expériences associatives ou d’actions culturelles. Avant le 23 Septembre. (lire plus)

 

Arts et Voix de Femmes Musulmanes : appel à contributions

 

Le Musée International des Femmes accepte des contributions de tous types de medias pour son exposition en ligne, Muslima : Art et Voix des Femmes Musulmanes. Muslima met en valeur l’art, les voix et les idées d’une nouvelle génération de femmes musulmanes, pour adresser les mythes et les préjudices portés sur les femmes musulmanes pour encourager le dialogue entre Musulmans et non-Musulmans dans le monde. Soumettez vos idées avant le 23 Septembre (lire plus)

 

Conférence sur les Droits de l’Homme et le Changement : appel à contributions

 

Cette conférence internationale sur les droit de l’homme prendra place du 16 au 18 Juillet 2014  a l’Université Kadir Has d' Istanbul. Elle traitera du thème du changement d’un point de vue global. La participation de non-universitaires travaillant dans la défense des droits de l’homme est particulièrement encouragée! Soumettez vos extraits avant le 1er décembre. (lire plus)

 

Dialogue interculturel: exploiter les valeurs culturelles pour la stabilité sociale et la démocratie

 

Le Centre pour les Etudes Culturelles et Africaines (CeCast) du Ghana organise une conférence en Octobre 2013 pour donner une plateforme de dialogue aux acteurs de toutes disciplines, pays, cultures et religions sur l’usage des valeurs culturelles traditionnelles dans la promotion et la maintenance de la paix en situations de conflits. (lire plus)

 

Oppotunités

 

 

Directeur en Langues Africaines : Université de Yale

 

Yale cherche un directeur de programme dynamique pour développer une initiative d'apprentissage à distance pour les langues africaines et pour élargir l'étude intensive des langues africaines. Avant le 20 Septembre. (lire plus)

 

Doctorat en Arts Visuels et Design : Academie Royale de l’Art

 

PhdArts offre un doctorat international à l’Academie Royale de l’Art de l’Universite de Leiden en Hollande. (lire plus)

 

Directeur de Programme : Africa Centre du Cap, Afrique du Sud

 

L’Africa Centre apporte une plateforme pour explorer les pratiques d’arts contemporains panafricaines et les pratiques culturelles comme un vecteur de changement social. Base au Cap mais avec une portée globale, l’Africa Centre cherche un administrateur de projet pour rejoindre son équipe. Connaissance du français indispensable. (lire plus)

 

Centre de Ressources

 

 

Sel et Pain : histoires d’Art et de Migration (Anglais)

 

Par François Matarasso, Utrechet, Vrede can Utrecht. Ce roman partage les histoires de 18 artistes Européens nés dans d’autres parties du monde et sans rien en commun sauf leur histoire de migrations. Ce sont des hommes et des femmes de partout, des étudiants, des refugiés, des aventuriers, et bien plus. Il est accessible en ligne gratuitement (lire plus)

 

Culture et Développement au Burkina Faso : les impacts sociaux et économiques

 

Christiaan M. De Beukelaer de l'Institut d'études en communications de l'Université de Leeds est un des intervenants a la Conférence sur l’Economie Créative en Afrique d’Arterial Network. Ses recherches portent principalement sur le rôle de la culture dans le développement international. Cet article se penche sur les industries creative au Burkina Faso. (lire plus)

 

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