On Saturday evening twelve future stars performed their hearts out on the legendary John Kani stage of the Market Theatre.
Wonder Ndlovu, Hlumelo Yawa, Mampho Letsie and Sithembele Dotwana at the ACT Awards © Suzy Bernstein.
The talented finalists from around the country travelled to Joburg in the hope of winning a scholarship to pursue their dreams. Having spent the week working with specialist coaches, and fuelled by passion for their art, the students gave a fantastic performance. ACT CEO Marcus Desando responded to the first event under his leadership saying: “It was heart-warming to see the kind of young talent we have in this country. I would like to congratulate the winners and thank the sponsors for a great evening. We wish all the finalists the best in their future endeavours.”
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is pleased to announce that the 20th edition of the ACT Awards will be taking place on Friday 17 November 2017 at the Sun International Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The ACT Awards has been honouring South African legends, stalwarts and inspirations in the South African arts and culture sector for the last 20 years. The 2017 edition of this event is bound to be more glamourous than ever with special guest and emcee Bridget Masinga from KayaFM and entertainment provided by internationally-acclaimed songstress Lira.
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) announces its new-look Scholarships format, a decision that was taken this year when ACT announced many changes to its funding strategy.
Funded by the Nedbank Arts Affinity and the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO), the 2017 Scholarships Programme presented by ACT is aimed at young South African performers in Grade 12 and aspirant performers under the age of 30 who are not currently registered in any course. The categories this year are acting, singing, dance and musical theatre.
ACT 2016 Scholarships winner Virtuous Kandemiiri.
After an intense search which was undertaken across all nine provinces, the ACT team and a judging panel have chosen well-deserved finalists in the relevant categories. No longer do contestants have to enter doing the triple threat and now have the chance to compete in singing, musical theatre, dancing and acting.
Applications are now open for Dance Umbrella 2018 – choreographers are invited to apply. Dance Umbrella 2018, the premier platform of South African contemporary choreography and dance and funded by the National Lotteries Commission, will run at various theatres and venues in Johannesburg, Gauteng from March 7 – 18, 2018.
￼Organised by the same team that puts together the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown every year, the ￼Cape Town Fringe will be back in the Mother City from 21 September to 8 October 2017 in a brand new ￼format.
For the 11th year running, a group of thespians join forces to make their performance venue feel like ‘home’ for themselves and their audiences, for the 11 days of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown from June 29 to July 9.