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.
The NFVF, South Africa’s leading television and film industry advancement custodians, is now accepting applications for students who want to study TV and Film in any recognized higher education institution in South Africa.
By Storm Brown – Today the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is honouring the memory of one of our country’s greatest leaders and ACT’s patron during his term in office – Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela. ACT has been around for twenty-one years and we are celebrating Tata Madiba’s gift of freedom and democracy through the sustained development and funding of the arts in South Africa.
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is South Africa’s premier independent arts funding and development agency. The primary aim of ACT is to increase the amount of funding available for arts and culture initiatives, and to apply these funds to innovative, sustainable projects that make a meaningful contribution to society.
Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) is a multi-disciplinary roving project space that follows on GoetheOnMain, which was based at Arts On Main in Johannesburg from May 2009 to November 2016. The new programme will support work realized all over South Africa ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; including visual art, literature, film, music, dance and theatre projects.
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.