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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

22Jun

Heritage symbols in post-colonial contexts: How do we interpret and manage living history in South Africa?’

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AFAI invites you to a public debate on Monday 29 June (17:30-19:30) at the District Six Museum on ‘Heritage symbols... Read More →
13Jun

Khoi Konnexion Africa Day Workshop & Performance cancelled

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The African Arts Institute (AFAI) would like to apologise to all those who were directly affected by the cancellation of... Read More →
13Jun

Cultural Entrepreneurship Training Course

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The African Arts Institute, with the support of the European Union and the National Lottery, will be hosting a Cultural... Read More →

 

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