The pilot phase of artstourism.guru is a new online platform, which has been designed to integrate heritage and cultural experiences with South Africa’s well-established natural attractions. “BASA’s mandate is to act as a bridge between the business and arts sectors as a way of helping each one achieve optimal benefits from their partnerships.” comments BASA CEO, Michelle Constant.
An esteemed panel of judges has been confirmed to single out the winners for the 2016 ImpACT Awards, to be held in Johannesburg in the last quarter of the year. Held annually, the Awards recognise and celebrate excellence within the arts, culture and creative sectors in South Africa.
Eight regional post-conference seminars will take place around the country between late April and early May 2016. Following the highly successful ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference held in Johannesburg in March, eight regional post-conference seminars will take place around the country between late April and early May 2016.
South Africa’s premier awards event celebrating business and arts partnerships is now open for entry. The 19th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day, will once again shine a spotlight on the imaginative and diverse ways that business partners with arts projects, events and initiatives to bring the arts to the public in different parts of the country.
The final day of the ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference saw creatives from across the country battle it out in the Pitch Perfect session. Groups that were formed prior to, or at, the conference each had three minutes to impress the judges with an interdisciplinary project idea, but only six of them have moved closer to one of the two R80 000 grants.
The 2016 ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference will see a host of local and international speakers investigate why interdisciplinarity is vital to innovation within the creative sector. With the theme #creativeintersections, this year’s conference, which will be held in Johannesburg on 16 and 17 March 2016, will see speakers from various creative backgrounds discuss and debate local and international interdisciplinarity in relation to gender, class, race, tradition, identity and innovation.