From the African Colours Newletter ...

2nd ICACD 2009 Call For Papers And Presentations

The Secretariat for the International Conference on African Culture and Development (ICACD) invites you to submit abstracts / presentation ideas for ICACD 2009 – www.icacdafrica.org Academics, artists, cultural and development workers, Government agencies and policy makers and all people committed to working to see Culture included on all development agenda are encouraged to submit their abstracts or ideas. ICACD 2009 will be held in Accra, Ghana November 15th to 18th 2009. Closing dates for submission of abstracts/ideas is Friday August 20th, 2009. Click here for more details.

The Craft Trade - Bringing the Art to You

Marlene Chitonga of The Craft Trade Company is setting up an art agency in the UK to bring contemporary African art to the European market. She has made contact with a variety of galleries that would be interested and she’ll also be looking to work with art exhibitions and events. She now requires to develop links or contacts with African artists with work that is competitive on the international market. She is after pieces that are abstract, contemporary, with bright colours, distinctive and unique. Click here for more information.

Genesis - Animation Workshop In Nairobi

The Association of Animation Artistes, presents ‘Genesis’ the premiere Digital Animation event for Kenya, featuring presentations by Kenyan animation and producers as well as industry professionals from South Africa, United Kingdom and New Zealand. The event opens August 15th 2009 from 9am-5am at the British Council, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya. Topics on discussion will include: The history of African animation, Creative motion graphics in Adobe after effects, screening of animated films in Africa amongst others. Click here for more information on the workshop and how to participate.


Spier Contemporary 2010

The Africa Centre is proud to announce the launch of the Spier Contemporary 2010, the largest biennale art competition and exhibition in South Africa. The inaugural 2007/08 exhibition received over 2,500 submissions from around the country, exhibited 95 artists in Cape Town and Johannesburg, hosted 25,000 visitors and awarded R1,000,000 in prize money. The Spier Contemporary 2010 has opened its call to all artists living in South Africa to begin thinking about how they would like to reflect their experiences, aspirations and visions through new work submitted to this competition/exhibition. Read more here


The Locative Cinema Commission

The Art and Technology Network, and Sundance Institute’s New Frontier initiative have announced the formation of The Locative Cinema Commission, a joint venture to stimulate and showcase the creation of a locative cinema project. The Commission is presently soliciting for proposals. The selected artist/s will realize their proposed project during a residency at The Banff Centre, Canada, to be completed by July 2010. They will also receive a $4,500 (four-thousand five hundred dollar) commissioning fee, related production funds, and will present their work at the 2010 01SJ Biennial from September 15 – 19, the 2011 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival from January 20-30, and the 2011 Banff Summer Arts Festival. Click here for more details.


Art Mobility Fund

Art Moves Africa (AMA) is an international non-for profit organisation aiming to facilitate cultural and artistic exchange 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. The next deadline for application is 1st September 2009. Click here for more details.

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