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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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Latest Blogs

29Jul

PUBLICATION: South African Handbook of Arts and Culture is on its way!

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In the second half of 2014, AFAI will launch the 2014/ 2015 edition of the South African Handbook on Arts... Read More →
29Jul

Global South Colloquium on Art, Culture and Social Justice

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The African Arts Institute will be hosting a preparatory meeting at the end of September for a proposed Global South... Read More →

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