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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

28Sep

ADVERTISING IN THE HANDBOOK ON ARTS AND CULTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Handbook on Arts and Culture in South Africa (HACSA) The Handbook on Arts and Culture in South Africa is the... Read More →
25Sep

Public debate on “Sexpest”

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In terms of the resolution presented at the debate, AFAI prepared a proposed Code of Conduct for the Theatre Industry... Read More →
24Sep

AFAI Director participates in Eastern Cape cultural summit

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The Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council hosted a conference on arts, culture and heritage on 4-5 September in... Read More →

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