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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

15Sep

TRAINING IN CENTRAL AFRICA UPDATE

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TRAINING IN CENTRAL AFRICA UPDATE: AFAI will be travelling to Cameroon this Saturday 20 September to support the Cultural Leadership... Read More →
14Sep

INVITATION TO A FREE PERFORMANCE OF ‘BORN FREE’

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INVITATION TO A FREE PERFORMANCE OF ‘BORN FREE’ FOR ARTISTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE MARIKANA PUBLIC ART INTERVENTIONS… As a... Read More →
14Sep

MINERS SHOT DOWN comes to Khayelitsha

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The African Arts Institute in association with the Khayelitsha Arts, Culture and Heritage Council and Calabash Story-tellers hosted a free... Read More →

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