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This Cultural Mobility Funding Guide presents a mapping of FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES for INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL MOBILITY, focused on the African continent.

An online cultural mobility funding guide for AFRICA
ON THE MOVE – Coordination

The main objective of this cultural mobility funding guide is to provide an overview of the funding bodies and programmes that support the international mobility of artists and cultural operators from Africa and travelling to Africa. It also aims to provide input for funders and policy makers on how to fill the existing gaps in funding for international cultural exchange.

This guide is modelled on the Guides to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals in Europe, Asia, the Arab Region and the USA.1 You can refer to the methodology of these guides in the document “How to read the cultural mobility funding guides,” 2 included in the European and Asian guides, which were the first of the series.

In the Africa guide you will find funding opportunities relevant to most artistic and cultural disciplines, classified by types of funding organisations. The list includes only regular funding opportunities, whose terms and application procedures are accessible online, and that cover travel costs (partially or completely).

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Khoj invites applications from artists and cultural practitioners for the second edition of an international residency, as a part of the ongoing Coriolis Effect Project: Currents across India and Africa.

Coriolis Effect Project - Call for Applications: International Residency Program Ed. II
16th August – 4th October, 2016*
Application Deadline: 1st July, 2016

To apply, please submit the following to

This is a project which seeks to activate the social, economic and cultural relationship and historical exchange which exists between India and the continent of Africa. Coriolis Effect will not only use the present context of 21st century migrations, but equally refer to various moments of exchange through history; from the recent past of the Non-Aligned movements in the 20th century, to the cultural relationship shared exchanged by Indians and Africans from the 1st century AD onwards.

This project was grown out of a response to the negations and spaces of encounter visible in Khoj’s neighborhood of Khirkee Village; a dense urban- village environment in New Delhi that is home to a stream of immigrants from within the Indian Subcontinent, as well as from nations across the Global South. People move here seeking education, access to healthcare, opportunities for employment, political asylum or simply a new beginning. Arrival is often accompanied by tension and experiences of discrimination based on race and social difference. This moment is not exceptional to the experience of entering Khirkee as an outsider, but is indicative of a greater universal encounter.

Migration and Memory
In this past year at Khoj, we have been deeply contemplating Migration – the voluntary or involuntarily movement of peoples from one place to another. Globally, we have borne witness to the forced displacement of thousands of people from their homelands, and locally we have first hand experienced the trauma of re-location. We are caught in a paradoxical moment in which we witness growing religious extremism and intolerance towards difference, while simultaneously experiencing an abandonment of traditional definitions of community and inherent culture. We are also extremely interested in the formation of memory – both individual and collective. We invite artists to look back at the past and comprehend the present. What happens to your identity when you lose your place of belonging? What are memories of home and place that you carry with you? How does the collective memory inform a sense of belonging?

In light of these global phenomenons, the 2016 Coriolis Effect will focus on Migration and Memory.

This application is open to practitioners from all fields including the visual and performing arts, music, literature, anthropology and the social sciences. Through this project, we are also interested in the topics of trade & labour flow, language & musicscapes, informal communities, asylums and voyages in the context of India and Africa.

Residency Details
Selected applicants will receive a production budget, daily living allowance, studio space and accommodation at Khoj, as well as curatorial and administrative support to realize proposed projects. Khoj supports national and international travel for selected applicants where possible. International applicants are encouraged to seek support for travel where possible.

* Final residency dates are subject to change. Selected applications will be informed of the residency dates after the selection process has been completed.

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Call for artists addressing technology and/or creative technologists from the Southern African region to participate in the annual Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival’s Residency in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Application & Proposal Deadline: June 28th 2016

Festival Residency Focus: The focus of the Fak’ugesi Festival in 2016 is on the role of alternative knowledge and organisational systems in technology. We are looking for artists and creative technologists who are exploring concepts of community, spirituality or femininity in technology in Africa in their practice. Practitioners in the fields across a variety of fields from contemporary art, game design, interactive design and creative computing are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be required to develop (in part) work in residence and engage publically through their practice with attendees/participants in the Fak’ugesi Festival, relative to these aforementioned thematic focuses. In addition to exhibiting their work, successful applicants are expected to plan a public engagement activity. This may be through a workshop or another publically engaging activity. In addition to these activities residents are expected to give a short talk on their practice, as part of the festival programme.

Festival Dates: 19 August to 3 September
Full Festival Residency Period: 1 month, from early August to early September 2016.

Applicants from the following countries in the region are eligible to apply:
Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Seychelles, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Pro Helvetia Johannesburg’s support for the residency programme is enabled through finance from the SADC regional office of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

To see more on the 2015 Fak’ugesi Residency watch:

To fill in an application form, visit:

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The Visual Art Department at UJ, in partnership with Lefika La Phodiso Art Therapy Centre offers a short course in ART THERAPY and Social Action.

ART THERAPY and Social Action Short Course

A three week short course as an introduction to the discipline of art therapy–based approaches to engaging with community and social action support.

This is an enrichment course for qualified and post-graduate students, artists, educators, psychologists, social and health workers who wish to extend their learning in the disciplines of visual art and art therapy.

Participants will gain an understanding of how meaning is created through art-making that can then be applied in a community or educational context. Participants will learn about ethics, research and practice methods for engaging with communities, children and adults at risk.

The course will run from 11-29 July 2016

For full details please visit:

Please send a written motivation, with examples of your practical work where possible, with transcripts and reference letters, to the organisers. Candidates may be invited to an interview.

Recommended fees: R6 000 per student.
Only 20 students can be accommodated.

Department of Visual Art, FADA
Mrs Elda Majola (Secretary)
Tel: 011 559 1117
Professor Kim Berman