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Friday, February 14, 2014


The Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA), in partnership with the British Council’s Connect ZA and Creative Scotland, is facilitating the opportunity for six visual arts curators practicing in South Africa to visit Glasgow International Festival in April 2014.

Glasgow International is a festival of contemporary art and returns for its sixth edition in 2014 from April 4 to 21 in Glasgow, Scotland. It takes place in various venues and locations across the city, including Glasgow’s major art spaces and cultural institutions. The festival is comprised of a broad and exciting programme which includes exhibitions, events, talks, performances and projects by international and Glasgow-based artists. For more information about Glasgow International, visit

Six curators will be funded to visit Scotland and the Festival, travelling from April 3 to 13, 2014. The rationale for the visit is to begin a dialogue between curators in South Africa and curators in Scotland to explore shared interests and opportunities for collaboration. The visit serves as an introduction for the curators to arts in Scotland, as well as an opportunity for wider curatorial dialogue between the two countries that might lead to exchange and exhibition opportunities in the future. The partners have a strong interest in supporting a modest project to be initiated out of the visit to Scotland, as well as in enabling a future visit of Scottish curators to South Africa in the future.

All curators at any stage in their career, practicing in South Africa, are welcome to apply. Applications must be sent to VANSA on or before February 17 at 17h00.

Applications must include:
-a detailed CV of no more than two pages;
-an edited curatorial portfolio in pdf format;
-a one page statement of interest describing your conceptual concerns in exchange and dialogue, as well as how this process could enable a further development of these
-passport number and expiration date

Applications to be emailed to and cc

A panel consisting of VANSA, British Council and Creative Scotland representatives will select six curators. The announcement will be made by February 26, 2014. Costs for visas, travel, accommodation and modest stipends will be covered for the duration of the festival visit.

For any queries contact Sheryl Msomi on 076 153 1031 or email: