Inaugural African Arts Campus



The African Arts Institute (AFAI) is hosting an inaugural African Arts Campus from 4-25 May 2015 at the Homecoming Centre of the District Six Museum in Cape Town to provide opportunities to learn more about the African continent. The Campus compromises 29 short courses ranging from one-off lectures to 6-session courses that cover the arts e.g. “Introduction to African literature” and “Congolese music in Cape Town” as well as broader contextual themes such as “China in Africa” and “Tradition and Modernity”.

Arts Campus

The Campus coincides with “Africa Month” (Africa Day is on 25 May) and provides an ideal opportunity – particularly in the light of the Afrophobic violence taking place in South Africa – for participants to learn more about the African continent. Learn about Africa by immersing yourself in its rich history and contemporary present, where you will be exposed to 30 evening courses and lectures presented by a host of experts, experienced professionals and university professors.

The Campus will take place in central CBD locations (the Cape Town City Library, the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre) from 4-25 May 2015. The AAC entails three weeks of evening and afternoon short courses, mini-lecture series and stand-alone talks that focus on arts, culture and development in contemporary Africa. The line-up is varied and rich as it spans from contemporary culture to ancient history.

The AAC also presents a host of cultural activities, film screenings, studio visits to artists from the African Diaspora (every Saturday) and musical performances, DJ mash-up sessions, heritage walks through and beyond the city. Click here to read more and register.

Course and lecture fees vary from R150, R350, R500 only as well as some free courses/sessions.

There will be limited bursaries available for each course. To apply for a bursary, please email with your CV and letter of motivation.

Space is limited to 30 people each – booking is essential!

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