With just two weeks until entries closed, the race to see which partnerships triumph at the 19th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day, is gaining momentum. Entries into this year’s awards have now been extended to 20 June 2016, with the entry process made easily accessible through a streamlined online system. A dedicated point-of-contact at BASA’s Joburg office is also available to assist with any queries.
Leading women in the arts and culture sector have praised the inaugural South African Cultural Observatory (SAC)) national conference, held in Port Elizabeth on 16 and 17 May, for the diverse set of speakers and practical narratives shared at the event.
Over 50 local and international speakers will present key academic, creative and economic findings at the SA Cultural Observatory’s (SACO) conference from 16 – 17 May 2016 at The Boardwalk ICC, Port Elizabeth.
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.
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.
In terms of the National Heritage Resources Act, 1999 (Act 25 of 1999), the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, invites members of the public to submit nominations of candidates to serve on the Council of the South African Heritage Resources Agency for the period 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2019.