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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

23Sep

RE-INTEGRATING “SERIOUS OFFENDERS” BACK IN THE THEATRE INDUSTRY

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RE-INTEGRATING “SERIOUS OFFENDERS” BACK IN THE THEATRE INDUSTRY   DISCUSSION DOCUMENT   Introduction   The purpose of this Discussion Document is... Read More →
23Sep

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN THEATRE INDUSTRY: WORKING DOCUMENT

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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN THEATRE INDUSTRY: WORKING DOCUMENT Note   This is a Working Document and none... Read More →
21Sep

Intimate Dinner session featuring: Malaika wa Azania and Sefi Atta

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AFAI hosted an intimate dinner session featuring: Malaika wa Azania and Sefi Atta which was introduced by Chris Ouma. Renowned... Read More →

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