The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) announces its new-look Scholarships format, a decision that was taken this year when ACT announced many changes to its funding strategy.
Funded by the Nedbank Arts Affinity and the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO), the 2017 Scholarships Programme presented by ACT is aimed at young South African performers in Grade 12 and aspirant performers under the age of 30 who are not currently registered in any course. The categories this year are acting, singing, dance and musical theatre.
ACT 2016 Scholarships winner Virtuous Kandemiiri.
After an intense search which was undertaken across all nine provinces, the ACT team and a judging panel have chosen well-deserved finalists in the relevant categories. No longer do contestants have to enter doing the triple threat and now have the chance to compete in singing, musical theatre, dancing and acting.
CURTAIN UP – REMEMBERING THEMI VENTURAS
Colleagues, supporters, family and friends are invited to join us as we remember the life and work of a remarkable person.
Playhouse Opera Theatre: Tuesday 26 September at 6pm
Curtain Up: There will be a gathering to celebrate the life of well-known theatre all-rounder Themi Venturas to take place in the Playhouse Opera on Tuesday (September 26) at 18h00.
This weekend, The Youth & African Indigenous Languages Dialogue will be taking place at the Market Theatre as part of their Heritage Day Celebrations.
As part of commemorating the Heritage Month; Pillar of Strength Media is calling the young people of Johannesburg to join the dialogue on the importance of knowing; preserving and speaking African Indigenous Languages! The event will have speakers from the Academic, Cultural and Religions Sectors. The speakers will be sharing the history of the African Indigenous Languages, the current status of preservation or lack thereof as well as the future or road ahead. We will also have a panel discussions. ACT is very excited top announce that our CEO Marcus Desando will be partaking in a panel discussion about funding for indigenous language projects.
The Market Theatre Foundation trainee internship.
BUSINESS UNIT: BRAND AND COMMUNICATIONS GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP. 6 MONTHS FIXED TERM CONTRACT. (REF:2017/01/09)
The Market Theatre Foundation invites applications from Graphic Design students / Graphic Design alumni under the age of 35 for a 6-month internship in the Market Theatre Foundation’s Brand & Communications Department. The Intern will be supervised by the Market Theatre Foundation’s CEO Ismail Mahomed and Brand & Communications Manager, Zama Buthelezi while producing innovative and eye-catching content for projects across the Foundation’s business units: Market Theatre, Market Theatre Laboratory, Market Photo Workshop and the Windybrow Arts Centre.
It is with great sadness that The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) bids farewell to it’s beloved former trustee, ambassador and award-winning Theatre Great, Themi Venturas.
Themi Venturas at the 2016 ACT Awards
Themi has been battling pancreatic cancer for the past few months. He was moved to the hospice yesterday (Monday 11th September 2017) where he passed away at 8pm. Themi is survived by his wife Trish and his two sons Matthew and Alexander.