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Sponsors

We are very gratefull to the following sponsors:

 The National Arts Festival sponsored the curation and logistics of the Co/Mix exhibition as well as facilitation of some of the workshops and seminars on our program.

 The Flemish Literature Fund is an autonomous governmental institution that promotes Dutch-language literature in Belgium and abroad. The FLF has provided support to Ephameron for production and exhibition of her comic art at the Co/Mix exhibition.

 The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, known in the Netherlands as Fonds BKVB, is the national body responsible for enabling visual artists, designers, architects and cultural mediators to develop their work in a variety of ways. As part of it’s mission to promote dutch comic art outside of the Netherlands, the Fund BKVB support the production and exhibition of the work of Erik Kriek and Maia Machen at theCo/Mix exhibition.

 Founded in 2009, the CCIBA is an interdisciplinary research, teaching and service institute based in the Department of Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University. The Centre is involved in the development, promotion and teaching of the various dimensions of Comic art, Illustration and Book Art. Co/Mix is a collaboration between the National Arts Festival and the Centre for Comic, Illustrative and Book Arts (CCIBA), and organised and managed by Andy Mason, Elaine Woodbridge, Lieve Vanleeuw and Pete Woodbridge.

       As the cultural agency of the French Embassy in South Africa, IFAS or the French Institute of South Africa, organises artistic events throughout the country all year round. Events organised and supported by IFAS take place in venues and festivals, allowing the Institute to establish relationships with various South African partners. As part of its mission, IFAS encourages cultural diversity and exchanges between South Africa, France and the rest of the African continent by supporting artistic events ranging from contemporary dance, theatre, puppetry and fashion shows to music, DJ nights, contemporary art exhibitions and literature. IFAS has made it possible for Jaques de Loustal to make a stop-over in Grahamstown during the first weekend of the Festival, after which he will continue with his Africa tour.

 Pro Helvetia Cape Town is one of the Pro Helvetia representations abroad, set up at the beginning of 1998, and the second base on the African continent besides Cairo. Pro Helvetia Cape Town reaches out to most countries in the Southern African region, coordinating projects not only in South Africa but also in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Angola. Fostering cultural interaction between these countries and Switzerland is one of Pro Helvetia’s priorities. JP Kalonji and Joelle Flumet, two of Switzerland’s finest comic artists, are being supported by PH to produce and exhibit at Co/Mix 2011.

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