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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

10Dec

Reflection of 2014 by AFAI’s Executive Director

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2014 has been a good year for the African Arts Institute (AFAI).  It’s a year in which we’ve been able... Read More →
05Dec

PUBLIC FORUM ON THE ALLOCATION OF WORK BY PUBLICLY FUNDED INSTITUTIONS

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The African Arts Institute (AFAI) in association with the South African Guild of Actors (SAGA) and Artscape hosted a public... Read More →
02Dec

AFAI-NAC Provincial Workshops

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AFAI is delighted to be rolling out a series of three-day Provincial Cultural Policy workshops. The first AFAI-NAC Workshop was... Read More →

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