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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

29Jan

Free film screening of ‘Viva Riva’

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AFAI will be screening ‘Viva Riva’ on the 17 February, at 6:15pm at the Labia. It will be FREE. For more... Read More →
26Jan

CALL FOR LECTURERS AND EXPERTS ON AFRICAN ARTS, CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT FOR MAY 2015 CAMPUS

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The African Arts Institute (AFAI) will host an African Arts Campus in May 2015 at a central Cape Town location, to... Read More →
26Jan

AFAI PUBLIC DEBATE: Public Arts/ Private Sponsorships

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The African Arts Institute invites you to a public forum on the 26th of January 2015 on the topic: ‘Public... Read More →

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