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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

29Oct

Submission by the African Arts Institute on the National Lotteries Regulations 2014

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In association with the Artscape Theatre Centre, the African Arts Institute hosted a public debate on Tuesday 28 October. Kurt... Read More →
18Oct

District Six Design Memory Lab

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The District Six Museum, in partnership with Cape Town Partnership and the African Arts Institute (AFAI) and supported by Woodheads... Read More →
17Oct

Art South Africa covers Resistance Project

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Art South Africa online covers the Resistance project, to read up more please follow the link: Resistance Project... Read More →

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