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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

25Nov

Cultural Leadership graduate Yarri Kamara

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Yarri Kamara an AFAI Cultural Leadership graduate compiled an informative and beautifully written article on the challenges for African women... Read More →
25Nov

“Learn Africa, Love Africa” Campus

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The African Arts Institute (AFAI) will host a “Learn Africa, Love Africa” Campus in May 2015 to coincide with Africa... Read More →
24Nov

AFAI welcomes Julie Taylor as board member

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AFAI is proud to announce the recent appointment of Julie Taylor as board member. Julie Taylor is an anthropologist, communications... Read More →

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