#CreativeUprising will be a proactive, interactive and stimulating experience for all Art Education delegates.
“Where there is music, you find no evil” – Dr Ramakgobotla Johnny Mekoa. SAMRO and the Arts and Culture Trust joins the South African music industry in celebrating the extraordinary life and legacy of jazz musician and arts educator Dr Johnny Mekoa, who died this week aged 72.
#CreativeUprising, the 5th ACT | UJ Creative Conference will engage with South African Art Education in its current state and possible future. This iteration of the conference is about unlearning and rethinking how we do things and present things. From curating a conference to how we talk about art education in South Africa, the aim of ACT | UJ Conference has been to share knowledge with the view of enabling, advancing and inspiring creative South Africa.
The human/animal question has surfaced in the Humanities with a sense of urgency. The themed issue of Image & Text on “Visual Cultures of Race and Animality” aims to develop this multi- and interdisciplinary interest from transnational and/ or African vantage points. Questions about the figuration, and framing, of the human, demonstrate that what ‘the West’ calls ‘Human’ and what it calls ‘Animal’ has fatal consequences.
The deadline for the 2017 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Keyboard Players is Friday, 26 May 2017.
For the last seven years, the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Scholarships Programme has been stoking local talent and affording tertiary education opportunities to young South African performers. And this year is no different; with performing arts scholarships to the value of R200,000, up for grabs.