The South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA)

Pretoria, 173 Mackie Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk

SANAVA operates as a non-governmental association for the promotion of the visual arts in South Africa, its origin dating back to 1851 when the Cape Fine Arts Society (CFAS) was established.

Over the years, the Society has grown to become a national body of artists and lovers of the visual arts. One of SANAVA’s major objectives concerning the development of artists relates to the administration of three fully equipped artists’ studios, in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France.

SANAVA is an overall administrative body, serving autonomous branches and affiliated organisations (art galleries, museums, educational institutions and corporate bodies providing for the promotion of the visual arts) country-wide. Presently, the Association comprises 26 branches and 19 affiliated organisations, including two academic institutions in Mozambique (the National School of Visual Arts of Mozambique and the Portuguese School of Mozambique, both in Maputo). Its Constitution does not allow for individual artists directly to become members of the national association. They have to be members of a branch that is a member of the national body.

SANAVA is a member of the International Association of Art (IAA), closely associated with UNESCO.

Mrs Dirkie Offringa, Mr Anton Loubser, Ms Avitha Sooful, Advocate Yvonne Burns

173 Mackie Street
Nieuw Muckleneuk

P O Box 2691
Brooklyn Square

T: 012 460 5826
F: 012 460 5826
F: 012 323 1275

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