Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) is a non-profit organisation based in Johannesburg. Founded in 2003, VANSA operates as a support point and development agency for contemporary art practice in South Africa. VANSA works with local, continental, and international visual art networks to facilitate opportunities, as well as working outside of main cities as a way of supporting existing networks throughout the country.
VANSA also provides a resource database for arts organisations and individuals, with access to services such as professional practice toolkits, legal advice, employment and fundraising.
Wysing was established in 1989 with the aim to provide alternative environments and structures for artistic research, experimentation, discovery and production. The centre is located in the Cambridgeshire countryside and has ten buildings including studios, live-work space, a large gallery, educational facilities, a 17th century farmhouse used as accommodation for residencies and retreats and a cafe that is open to the public seven days a week.
International residencies that support artists to make new work, explore new ways of working and make new collaborations are central to Wysing’s programme, and are developed alongside retreats, exhibition and learning activities.
Future Assembly Session Two: Exchange features as part of Africa/UK: Transforming Art Ecologies, a project by New Art Exchange (NAE). Supported by NAE, Arts Council England, and the associate partners VANSA and Wysing Arts Centre.
If you would like to support Future Assembly session two please get in touch.