Prince of the Creative World

Arlin Bantam – Scholarship recipient 2013

Arlin Bantam is more than a triple threat. Sure, he acts, sings and dances well. But his creativity goes beyond that. The Stellenbosch University Drama graduate has creativity coming out of his pores and clinging to every strand of his afro. (more…)

Registration now open for the 2018 ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Scholarships

The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT), the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) and Nedbank are proud to announce the opening of applications for the 2018 ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Scholarships Programme. Past winners include Arlin Bantam, Tankiso Mamabolo and Zola Myeza, among many other talented performers who are making a name for themselves in the South African entertainment industry.

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ACT RELAUNCHES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is pleased to announce the relaunch of the ACT Development Programme in 2018 and invites applications in the category of visual arts until 14 May, 2018.

After careful consideration and consultation with partners, the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) has reimagined the ACT Development Programme to support discipline-specific funding cycles. The first half of 2018 will see the funding of visual arts projects and in the second half of the year dance projects will be funded. Established artists or organisations are eligible for one of three grants worth R80 000. Mid-level and emerging artists or organisations are eligible for one of five grants of R30 000. (more…)

Submissions for Open City Documentary Festival 2018 are now open.

Submissions for Open City Documentary Festival 2018 are now open. We’re looking for the most exciting and innovative non-fiction storytelling in short, mid-length and feature length documentaries as well as cross-platform projects.

Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers, and over 4,000 people attended last year’s festival to enjoy some of the very best in contemporary and international documentary. Submit your film now for your chance to be a part of London’s documentary festival. (more…)

ACT & SAMRO PRESENT A MASTERCLASS BY DOROTHY MASUKU

ACT AND SAMRO PRESENT A MASTERCLASS BY SOUTH AFRICAN ICON AND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT WINNER DOROTHY MASUKU.

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites SAMRO members to attend an afternoon masterclass with the legendary singer/ songwriter Dorothy Masuku.

Tapping into a wealth of knowledge, Masuku will speak to South African musicians about her experiences, sharing wisdom gained from an extraordinary life in South African music. Her songs have been performed across South Africa, forming a staple part of the repertoire of her contemporaries Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba. Now a new generation embrace and sing her music.

Masuku, or Mum D as she is affectionately known, was presented with an ACT Lifetime Achievement Award by Nothando Migogo, CEO of SAMRO, at an exclusive event held at the Maslow hotel in November last year. ‘We are very humbled to be able to honour the joy that Dorothy Masuku has brought to us all,’ said ACT Chair David Dennis. Invited guests were treated to an impromptu performance by Masuku when she broke into song mid interview and later joined Lira on stage.

DOROTHY MASUKU

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