Highlighting the importance of playwriting in all its manifestations around the world, ASSITEJ will honor three persons as “ASSITEJ Inspirational Playwrights” every three years at its World Congress, starting in Cape Town in May 2017. This will be administered and adjudicated by the Write Local Play Global network in coordination with the ASSITEJ Executive committee.
Since its inception in 2011, the Africa Centre’s Artist in Residency Programme (AIR) has successfully awarded 39 African artists the chance to take up residencies across the globe. Through continued partnerships with residency programmes in Australia, Brazil, India, Spain, China and the United States, they are proud to offer eight new residency opportunities through the 2016 edition of this programme.
The 2017 National Arts Festival will run from Thursday 29 June to Sunday 9 July 2017. The Festival celebrates its commitment to freedom of expression as enshrined in the South African constitution; and thus recognises that the arts can be engaged powerfully as an advocate for both social cohesion and social provocation. The Festival’s Main Programme is a solid platform for exciting new work presented by established, mid-career and emerging South African artists; as well as a forum for successful international productions to premiere on the continent or in South Africa.
Imagnary House, a new boutique publishing house for children’s literature in Cape Town, is encouraging submissions from all African writers. Imagnary House focused on building a larger market for African children’s authors and illustrators by both igniting the local readership and engaging with international readers, rights’ and literary agents.
Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) is the largest performing arts festival in Nigeria and indeed West Africa. It was created to promote theatre in unconventional spaces. Through the festival, theatre makers and producers are supported to expand their practice beyond traditional theatre spaces by creating work that responds to any given space.
One full-time position at the Library & Information Centre of the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, starting from 22 August 2016 is open for application. The closing date for submissions is 10 August 2016. The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. They promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. They convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany’s cultural, social and political life. The projects coordinated by the library of the Goethe-Institut have a strong focus on literature and ICT-training. A new focus on gaming will be implemented in the future. The library also stocks a selection of print and audio-visual information materials about cultural and public issues pertaining to Germany.