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Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Applications Deadline: April 20, 2018

The African Art Centre calls on young artists and arts practitioners to apply for an exciting new opportunity as part of the Velobala Development Programme. This initiative encourages young people to further their art and design proficiencies by including exhibition-making as part of their skill-set. The Velobala Exhibition-Making classes will include workshops and hands-on implementation of approximately three exhibition platforms.

“Producing and implementing an exhibition is a skill which is rarely developed and highly needed in the art industry. We envisage that this new programme will provide local individuals the initial and necessary tools to follow steps towards a career in exhibition making and design. Carol Brown, Durban’s respected curator, former director of the Durban Art Gallery and current Director of Curate.A.Space, will facilitate the programme. Carol has accrued an enormous wealth of knowledge both locally and internationally in this field and we are excited that she will share her expertise with the selected individuals,” says Magdalene Reddy, Director of the African Art Centre.

Interested applicants must email a motivation letter and a portfolio of previous experience to the by April 20, 2018. Interviews will be conducted on April 23 with the programme commencing on April 30.

Applicants meeting the following criteria will be advantaged:
-Attended any form of art training
-Previous experience in exhibiting art and design
-Must be available to attend all training and mentorship sessions (approximately six morning workshop sessions in addition to three exhibition planning and preparation sessions). All sessions will take place during the week. The programme will commence at the end of April and run until October 2018.

This free training opportunity is made possible by funding received from the National Lotteries Commission.

For more details contact the African Art Centre on 031 312 3804 or email