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 Market Theatre was abuzz both on and off the stage last night when performing arts matriculants were granted Scholarships to pursue their dreams. Six triple-threat scholars acted, danced and sang their way through the finals and all walked away with funding from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), supported by the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Organisation (DALRO) and the Nedbank Arts Affinity.
Gauteng Opera is looking for a full-time fundraiser/partnership officer who loves music and is interested in theatre. Candidates must have had experience in fundraising and a clear understanding of the corporate world. Any tertiary education in this field will be to the candidate’s advantage.
30 September 2016 is the closing date for this round of the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Professional Development Programme (PDP) grant applications. ‘For this round we are accepting applications for all projects starting from the end of October or the beginning of November this year,’ says the ACT Programmes Coordinator, Karabo Legoabe.
Last night, the Baxter Theatre Centre came alive when 12 talented young performing artists gave their all on stage to win an ACT Scholarship. Funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), the 2016 Scholarships Programme will change the lives of these dramatic arts, singing, dance and musical theatre students who clinched Scholarships worth R320,000 in total.
Tonight, in the first of a series of showcases displaying the best of young talent from across the country, the Performing Arts Scholarships Programme for 1st and 2nd year students kicks off in Cape Town. Over the next two weeks, 24 students will take the stage in Johannesburg and Cape Town competing for performing arts scholarships made possible by the generous support of the National Lotteries Commission.