Place: South Africa


Place: South Africa

Focus: Exhibitions, Workshops, Artist Studios, Knowledge, Critique, Talks and Discussions

Assemblage is a non-profit organisation which intends for the visual arts community of Johannesburg to connect, to share ideas, information and advice and to collaborate. It provides an inclusive forum where visual art students, graduates and professionals can network. Through an informative website, peer mentoring groups, workshops, group exhibitions, artist studios and other collaborative projects, it hopes to contribute and promote artistic innovation, collaboration and a proactive vibrancy within Johannesburg.

Africa Centre

Place: South Africa

Focus: Residencies, Research, Knowledge, Public Art, Biennales and Festivals

The Africa Centre explores how Pan-African cultural practice can be a catalyst for social change. It was established in 2005 as an international centre for creativity, artistic excellence and intellectual engagement. The Africa Centre is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and its social innovations extend across the African continent.

Sober & Lonely

Place: South Africa

Focus: Events, Talks and Discussions, Experimental Projects

Sober & Lonely is a wandering artist-run platform, organising various projects and residencies for both local and international artists. In 2014 S&L moved (along with a 1968 fold-up caravan) to a semi-permanent home base in Melville – a suburb just west of the Johannesburg CBD. S&Ls most current project, the Sober & Lonely Library for Science Fiction & Feminism & Misc., is housed in a secret cupboard at the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA).


Place: South Africa

Focus: Residencies, Talks and Discussions, Exhibitions, Public Art, Research, Art Fairs

VANSA operates as a support point and development agency for contemporary art practice in South Africa. VANSA develops industry knowledge, resources, networks and projects that are concerned with realising new social, cultural and economic possibilities for contemporary art practice in the South African – and wider African – context.

Centre for Historical Re-Enactments (CHR)

Place: South Africa

Focus: Exhibitions, Research, Curatorial Practice, Knowledge, Public Art, Performance, Archives, Biennales and Festivals

The Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR) is a Johannesburg based independent platform. CHR explores how artistic production helps us to deconstruct particular readings of history and how historical context informs artistic creation, both which become central questions. How art can help us reinterpret history and its contextual implications and how it can add and suggest different historical readings and help in the formation of new subjectivities.


Place: South Africa

Focus: Residencies, Exhibitions, Workshops, Knowledge, Critique, Public Art, Writing, Biennales and Festivals, Multimedia, Talks and Discussions, Architecture

Dala (a verb meaning to make/create in isiZulu) is an interdisciplinary creative collective that believes in the transformative role of creativity in building safer and more liveable cities. dala emerged as a response to the growing need for a sustainable space for creative practitioners actively engaging in the production of art/architecture for social change in eThekwini. Dala believes that sustainable change can only happen through democratic participation and collaboration. dala therefore facilitates creative initiatives between creative practitioners from a variety of backgrounds (artists, architects, researchers, performers, urban planners, designers), the municipality and most importantly the people and organisations that live and work within and around the city. Dala’s initiatives all revolve around re-imagining the use and expression in and of public space.

Bag Factory

Place: South Africa

Focus: Artist Studios, Exhibitions, Workshops, Residencies, Masterclasses, Education, Knowledge, Curatorial Practice, Art Centre, Talks and Discussions, Art and Technology, Printmaking.

The Bag Factory is a leading visual-arts non-profit based in Newtown, Johannesburg. The organization was founded in 1991 and has been a hub for creative visual-arts talents from South Africa since then. Through its very successful visiting artists and mentorship programmes, it has kept local artists in touch with the rest of the world.


Place: South Africa

Focus: Residencies, Exhibitions, Video, Masterclasses, Education, Archives, Research, Knowledge, Critique, Public Art, Writing, Publishing, Multimedia, Curatorial Practice, Radio, Talks and Discussions

SPARCK – Space for Pan-African Research, Creation and Knowledge – is a multi-sited, multiple-platform project that spans the African continent and its diasporas. SPARCK directed by Kadiatou Diallo and Dominique Malaquais, a two-woman activist / artist / scholar team. At the heart of the project are emphatically unconventional creators’ residencies, workshops, performances, publications, exhibits, films and film-showings, conferences, blogs and interventions in public space – as many and as often as time and place will allow. The project is network-driven, fluid and wide, wide open