A Sophiatown theme and exceptional entertainment set the tone at Sun International’s The Maslow Hotel last night, when ACT named their Award winners. At the core of the Awards, is the announcement of Lifetime Achievement recipients who have each had a lifelong commitment to the arts, and this year, six deserving luminaries were recognised.
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) will revisit the epicentre of 1940’s and 50’s South African jazz and blues culture at their 19th annual ACT Awards. The ACT Awards, which will be held on 21 October at Sun International’s The Maslow Hotel in Sandton will bestow Lifetime Achievement Awards on six of the country’s arts and culture stalwarts, while also naming five rising stars 2016’s ImpACT Award winners.
The Visual Arts Network of SA (VANSA) with the support of the Department of ArtS & Culture launches the Best Practice Guide for Visual Arts 2016. The Best Practice Guide was developed out of the need to share and develop industry practices that would support healthy and ethical relationships and transactions between practitioners in the industry.
A sculpture by distinguished artist Evette Weyers will be auctioned off in aid of the benevolent fund – actress Lizz Meiring will be the auctioneer! The Theatre Benevolent Fund would be most grateful if you consider attending the auction.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa hereby invites members of the arts fraternity and the general public to nominate persons to serve as Council members of the National Arts Council (NAC) in terms of the National Arts Council Act, 1997 (Act No. 56 of 1997).
The call for papers to the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network’s (ITYARN) Conference and ASSITEJ International Focus Days at the Cradle of Creativity, in partnership with the National Arts Council (South Africa), set to take place in May 2017, will close on 15 September 2016.