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Visual art practitioners are invited to submit their artworks and stand a chance of being a part of the third annual Umsizi Nopende National Visual Art Programme which carries prize money of R50 000.

Artists are encouraged to present their best artworks which are aligned to this year’s theme: ‘Looking into the past, present and the future’.

“The annual programme is presented by the City of Ekurhuleni in partnership with Isthuli-Sasengweni Arts & Craft Organisation and will create an opportunity for the selected artworks to be showcased at a special curated contemporary exhibition at the Springs Art Gallery,” explains metro spokesman Zweli Dlamini. 

“In addition, the successful artists will receive a R1 500 stipend to attend a five-day Funda Training Programme aimed at upskilling them.”

Artworks to be entered must be submitted online at The deadline for submissions is 9 February at 16h00. 

Submitted artworks must be framed and exhibition ready. These must be the originals of the artist and must have been completed in the previous 12 months from the date of entry.

The following terms and conditions apply to all submissions: 

  • Artist(s) must be 21 years or older to enter;
  • Only artists born or residing in Gauteng and the Mpumalanga provinces can enter; 
  • Proof of residence may be requested;
  • Entries must be exhibition-ready because the artworks selected will immediately be transported to the Springs Art Gallery;
  • Each piece must consist of multiple parts i.e., diptychs or triptychs will be accepted and must be entered as one work; 
  • All entries are to be for sale at a market-related price. The entrant must provide a selling price for each work. 

It must be noted that Isthuli-Sasengweni Arts & Craft Organization will deduct a 20% commission on all sales.

For more information regarding the programme, contact Isthuli-Sasengweni Arts and Crafts on 076 116 8962 or email