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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

18Nov

ANNOUNCEMENT: CCIFSA “elective” conference postponed

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AFAI’s Statement on the Establishment of the Creative and Cultural Industries Federation of SA: Dear Minister Mthethwa, Establishment of the... Read More →
12Nov

‘Creative narrative of our city’

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CEO of Cape Town Partnership ‘Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana’ wrote an opinion piece entitled ‘Creative Narrative of our city’ for the Cape... Read More →
10Nov

Art Library Volunteer

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AFAI is looking for a Creative sector book enthusiast/administrative volunteer to help set up our in-house Art Library. If interested... Read More →

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