Thursday, April 23, 2015

VANSA/Africalia internship programme at artSPACE durban | ACT Scholarship Programme

7-month paid internship starting 1 June 2015

This internship programme is a hands-on skills development program, offering experiential learning, practical engagement in real-time art projects, with increasing levels of responsibility within the organisation as the internship progresses. Self-motivation, good communication and interpersonal skills are essential to engage and interact within inter-disciplinary practices.
Day-to-day running of the organisation:
  • General gallery administration;
  • tracking project deadlines;
  • communications with various stakeholders 
  • management and development of the Gallery 
  • attendance of exhibition openings and events are also required.
Planning, coordination and managing events:
  • Coordination of Workshops, art exhibitions, events programme;
  • Database updates;
  • Archiving of completed projects
Necessary skills:
  • Degree / Diploma in Fine Arts;
  • organisation & planning skills;
  • basic computer skills
  • Photoshop skills would be advantageous;
  • Good communication skills; basic administration
Duration for 2015: Starting June 1 to December 31
The intern will work at artSPACE durban during the course of each week to receive training in all aspects of the gallery business and will be expected to take part and participate in all aspects of our organization.
artSPACE durban is a more traditional gallery and the experience gained through the work will focus on administrative and curatorial aspects of the organization. The intern will also focus on event management.
Towards the end of the internship the intern will be given the task and opportunity to be responsible for an exhibition at artSPACE durban.
artSPACE durban has been working with and supporting young artists as well as established artists for over eleven years.
Remuneration: R4,000.00 basis 20 hours per week.
All applications to be sent by e-mail, post or by hand by 15 May 2015. Interviews: 18 – 22 May.

artSPACE durban
3 Millar Road
(off Umgeni Road)
Durban, South Africa
Postal Address: PO Box 50068, Musgrave Road, Durban 4062
031 312 0793

This internship is made possible by VANSA and Africalia 


ACT Scholarships Programme goes National

The dream of winning a Performing Arts Scholarship from the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) can become a reality for three young performers in 2015.
In partnership with the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) and the Nedbank Arts Affinity - ACT, South Africa’s premier independent arts funding and development agency, presents the 7th Annual ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships Programme.
This premium arts tuition competition is open to Grade 12 learners and individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 who are not considered professionals and wish to pursue undergraduate studies in the performing arts. 
These individuals are encouraged to register for participation in the regional round of nationwide auditions. To afford this opportunity to as many aspirants as possible, auditions will be held in the following regions:

30 June and 1 July: Durban (KwaZulu-Natal)
3 and 4 July: Cape Town (Western Cape)
6, 7 and 8 July: Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape)
15 July: Pretoria (Gauteng)
16 and 17 July: Johannesburg (Gauteng)
23 July: Kimberley (Northern Cape)
25 July: Bloemfontein (Free State)
28 July: Potchefstroom (North West)
30 July: Witbank (Mpumalanga)
01 August: Polokwane (Limpopo)

"We are thrilled by the growing interest and participation of extremely talented aspiring performing artists over the past few years and we are delighted that for the first time since the programme's inception in 2009, ACT will be hosting auditions nationally,” said Pieter Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer at ACT.

Participants will be put through their paces, showcasing their talents in acting, singing and dancing with an exceptional talent in at least one of these disciplines. In addition to preparing the prescribed performances, contestants will also have the opportunity to perform a monologue of their own choice.
In previous years the finals have been judged by industry greats and experts such as; Gregory Maqoma, Kim Cloete, Nthati Moshesh, Bryan Schimmel, Anton Luitingh, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Jennis Williamson. This year’s national search will be judged by ACT’s Pieter Jacobs and DeidrĂ© Schoeman.

“Once again, DALRO is incredibly proud to be associated with this prestigious programme. Our Performing Arts industries are dependent on those who operate within them, to grow and stimulate them. We urge anyone who is capable of acting, dancing and singing to register for this year's ACT | DALRO | NEDBANK Performing Arts Scholarships programme,” said AndrĂ© Cloete, Supervisor for Theatrical Rights at DALRO.
To date, since its inception six years ago, the ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships Programme has awarded 12 scholarships to the total value of R1,260, 000.00 This year, another three scholarships (R150 000, R105 000 and R60 000) totalling the value of R315 000 will be awarded to the top three performers.

“Our continued commitment to the arts and cultural heritage of our country stems from Nedbank’s aspirations of leading transformation and enabling a community of leaders who are as highly involved in the communities we serve. We believe that our on-going funding of the scholarships programme will contribute towards the creation of a more cohesive and thriving society. A society committed to making things that really matter happen,” said Nkosinathi Msiza, Senior Manager for Brand Communications at Nedbank.

Finalists must be available for the final round from 6 to 12 October in Johannesburg where winners will be announced and awarded the scholarships at the finale. The recipients will be at liberty to select their preferred performing arts course at any accredited South African tertiary institution.
2014 winners, Katlego Nche (R150,000) and Usisipho Nteyi (R105,000) are both registered for a National Diploma in Musical Theatre at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and Mbasa Soga (R60,000) is registered at the University of Cape Town (UCT) for a B. Mus in Dance.

Registrations for the Scholarships Programme are open until 31 May 2015.

For more information on previous winners, finalists, guidelines and registration, visit; email  or contact the ACT office on 011 712 8403.

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton 

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