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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

29Jul

JAM THAT SESSION – SUNDAY SHOW

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Jam That Session is pleased to announce its exciting event coming up on Sunday, 2nd of August 2015 at 2pm.... Read More →
27Jul

Art of Crowdfunding for SA Artists

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The art of ‘crowdfunding’ – empowering South Africa’s creative economy. The South African Department of Arts and Culture and Thundafund.com,... Read More →
15Jul

The rise of Cultural Entrepreneurship in Africa?

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This month, from the 20 -29 July 2015, the African Arts Institute (AFAI) will be bringing together 23 African Cultural... Read More →

 

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