Call for Applications for Artists' Training Programme - Velobala Development Project: Durban

2017 Velobala Development Project: Call for Applications

The African Art Centre is calling on young artists interested in expanding their creative skills to enroll for the Velobala Fine Art or Jewellery Design classes during year 2017. 

The Velobala Programme is an African Art Centre Development Project that offers formal art classes to young talented black artists who do not have the financial means to enroll for tertiary-level art training. Initiated in 1994, this African Art Centre programme is an ongoing commitment to facilitate exploration of different mediums for young talented artists, including ceramics, drawing, painting, jewellery and printmaking. This project is supported by the Durban University of Technology’s Department of Fine Art and Jewellery Design.

During its 22 years of support, Velobalahas produced a number of well-known KwaZulu Natal artists within the Visual Art and Jewellery design sector, includingGabisile Nkosi, Witty Nyide, Lalelani Mbhele, Siphiwe Zulu, Gloria Mbhele, Malibongwe Shangase, Major Ndlovu, Sthenjwa Luthuli, Mabusi Ntuli, Mthobisi Maphumulo and Zakhele Hlabisa.

Interested applicants must bring five to ten examples of their most recent work for evaluation at the African Art Centre Gallery located on 94 Florida Road in Morningside, Durban. This should be accompanied by a photocopy of their ID or Birth Certificate. Spaces are limited.  The deadline for applications is 15 December 2016, successful applicants will be notified before the end of January 2017 and the programme officially begins in February 2017. 

For more details contact the African Art Centre on 031 3034634 or email