South African Cultural Observatory

Call For South African Art Collective - Art Santa Fe 2017

BY 26.04.17

THE Small Enterprise Development Agency of KZN will coordinate and host the participation of micro, emerging and established enterprises as well as individual upcoming visual artists during the Art Santa Fe show which will take place from the 13-16th July 2017 at the Santa Fe Convention Centre in USA.

Call for South African Art Collective - Art Santa Fe 2017


This prestigious art fair brings art collectors together with artists and representatives from more than 50 galleries around the world. The event showcases work by acclaimed masters as well as emerging artists, including site-specific installations featuring more than seventy exhibitors, with material ranging from contemporary to historic.

The show will include paintings, sculpture, and fine art of all kinds, furniture, books, fashion, jewellery, textiles, and tribal, folk, American Indian, African, and Asian art.

Execution and Processes

The SEDA would like to submit applications to Art Santa Fe for fourteen (14) micro and emerging enterprises in the Visual Arts sector to exhibit their works at the show. All applications will undergo a rigorous selection process according to the Sector Specific Assistance Scheme guidelines as well as by the selection team at Art Santa Fe. We encourage provinces to forward the call to their database of visual artists and to assisting in coordinating individual artists into collectives (where necessary).

No late applications will be accepted. Please ensure that ALL required documents are included in the application. Deadline for submission of complete application forms is 3 May 2017 by 12:00. Completed applications should be made for the attention of:

Fehmida Osman-Latib or Joyce Mputa
The dti Campus, Block G, Second Floor
Department of Small Business Development
Cnr of Meintjies and Robert Sobukwe Streets, Sunnyside, 0002 012 394 5531

Application Requirements

  • Signed and Completed SSAS Application Form
  • Valid ORIGINAL Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Certificate of Incorporation (CK1) or ID document in the case of Sole Proprietors
  • Export Registration Certificate
  • 3 Months Bank Statement or Annual Financial Statements
  • Individual Company Brochure or clear product colour pictures on paper
  • Retail and Wholesale price list on each product to be exhibited
  • HS Code on products to be exhibited this can be obtained by companies on 0800 00 7277 or
  • USB stick consisting of product pictures of all the applicants. Names of companies clearly listed and placed in separate folders

Download the application form here and the checklist here.

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