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Due to a lack of guaranteed funding and other income for the foreseeable future, the Board of the African Arts Institute (AFAI) has resolved to liquidate the Institute.  Accordingly, all its operations and activities have ceased.  For further information, write to info@afai.org.za or mike@afai.org.za.

The African Arts Institute (AFAI) was launched in February 2009 to promote participatory democracy, respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms and equitable social and human development in African countries by affirming the cultural dimension of development.

AFAI Organisation

AFAI’s vision is for a vibrant, dynamic and sustainable African creative sector that contributes to development, human rights and democracy on the continent

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Cultural Governance & Leadership

Developing the leadership of civil society organisations (NGOs, networks, etc) and government agencies active in the sector.

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Empowering Artists

Help Desk and a Toolkit providing information about legal, funding, technical issues as well as other advice.

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Research and Cultural Policy

Researching and helping to develop theoretical tools and perspectives on international cultural policies.

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Market Development

Developing South African and international markets for African artists and creative goods.

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Human Rights & Democracy

Promoting democracy, freedom of expression and human rights through the arts.

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Recent News

14Dec

7th ELIA Leadership Symposium – 1st to 4th December 2015

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The 7th ELIA Leadership Symposium was hosted by The African Arts Institute (AFAI) in Cape Town from the 1st to... Read More →
11Dec

African Tertiary Arts Education Networking Event – 30th November to 2nd December 2015

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Last week, AFAI together with the Goethe-Institut South Africa, welcomed delegates from across the continent to the first African Tertiary... Read More →
11Dec

The Commonwealth People’s Forum- Malta (23- 27 November)

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The Commonwealth Foundation, an important supporter of AFAI projects, invited a representative of AFAI to attend the Commonwealth People’s Forum... Read More →

 

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