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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

17Aug

Call for Applications: Cultural Accelerator Programme

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The African Arts Institute is now accepting applications from young cultural entrepreneurs who operate in Townships of the Greater Western... Read More →
17Aug

UPCOMING PUBLIC DEBATE: 28 September- Cultural Entrepreneurship / Creative Industries in South Africa Part II

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Further details are to be announced. Check AFAI’s website for speaker and theme updates. The public debate will be held... Read More →
14Aug

Upcoming Seminars in 2015

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SEMINAR SERIES 22-23 SEPTEMBER – Cultural Production, cultural practice and the natural environment The next seminar will continue to explore... Read More →

 

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