ACT Announces 2017 ImpACT Award finalists

With less than a month to go until the 20th annual Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Awards, ACT would like to introduce our four ImpACT Award finalists.

Traditionally, ACT awards the ImpACT Award to South African creatives under 30 years of age who have made a notable impact to their respective industry. Nominations are collected from the general public and the finalists are selected by The ACT board of trustees.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 POSTGRADUATE BURSARY PROGRAMME

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites applications for bursaries for the 2018 academic year. The prospective student must have already applied to study a postgraduate degree in any arts discipline, however preference will be given to those wishing to study Arts Journalism or Arts Administration.Students who wish to be considered for a postgraduate bursary for the 2018 academic year are encouraged to apply as soon as possible; entries CLOSE on the 10th of November 2017.

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GET TO KNOW THE ACT LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is pleased to announce that the 20th edition of the ACT Awards. The five winners of the ACT Lifetime Achievement Awards will each be interviewed by our phenomenal Emcee, KayaFM DJ Bridget Masinga.

With just over a month to go before the 20th anniversary edition of The ACT Awards, which takes place at the Sun International Maslow Hotel in Sandton Johannesburg on the 17th November 2017, ACT is thrilled to be able to give our awards audience a first-hand account of the stories of our incredible Lifetime Achievement Award winners. On the evening, a total of six awards will be given out. This includes the five Lifetime Achievement Award winners listed below, as well as the announcement of the ImpACT award winner from our four finalists. Unlike the Lifetime Achievement Awards Winners, the ImpACT Award winner will only be revealed on the evening of the 17th of November 2017.

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KZN: Intellectual Property Exhibition on 6 October 2017

This is the fourth time the Intellectual Property Exhibition has been held.  The idea behind the exhibition, initially, was to bring local Durban artists and crafters together to showcase their work and give the buying public a “home-grown” alternative to the mass-produced items shipped into this country from abroad.

The title “Intellectual Property” was decided on because it gets to the heart of the issue that local artists and crafters face; that is, a massive retail behemoth that continually harvests from the fertile grounds of the “small-guy” artist and crafter, and then ships the idea off-shore for cheap production. So the title is intended to encourage the viewing public to think more deeply about this issue – and hopefully decide to support local artists and crafters; instead of going for the “cookie-cutter” cheapies in the large retail stores.

Artists are invited to participate; we do not prescribe what kind of work they submit – our only requirement is that it is unique and falls broadly into the category of “gallery” work. This, we hope, results in an eclectic collection of high-end art and craft that show-cases Durban’s and KZN’s talent to the public.

This year the exhibition is an exciting mix of jewelery, painting, decor, craft, furniture, collaborative projects, fashion, music and performance – a bumper crop of unique, creative and contemporary work.

The exhibition opens 5th October 2017 at 5.30 for 6.00 p.m. and at The Plant, 5 Station Drive. The event is then open 6th October 2017 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. and 7th October 2017 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The opening and event are free and open to the public.

Please see the Facebook Page at Intellectual Property Exhibition 2017 and the Site at www.ipexhibition.co.za

Details for Themi Ventura’s Memorial

CURTAIN UP – REMEMBERING THEMI VENTURAS

Colleagues, supporters, family and friends are invited to join us as we remember the life and work of a remarkable person.

Playhouse Opera Theatre: Tuesday 26 September at 6pm

Curtain Up: There will be a gathering to celebrate the life of well-known theatre all-rounder Themi Venturas to take place in the Playhouse Opera on Tuesday (September 26) at 18h00.

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ACT CEO forms part of Youth & African Indigenous Language Dialogue

This weekend, The Youth & African Indigenous Languages Dialogue will be taking place at the Market Theatre as part of their Heritage Day Celebrations.

As part of commemorating the Heritage Month; Pillar of Strength Media is calling the young people of Johannesburg to join the dialogue on the importance of knowing; preserving and speaking African Indigenous Languages! The event will have speakers from the Academic, Cultural and Religions Sectors. The speakers will be sharing the history of the African Indigenous Languages, the current status of preservation or lack thereof as well as the future or road ahead. We will also have a panel discussions. ACT is very excited top announce that our CEO Marcus Desando will be partaking in a panel discussion about funding for indigenous language projects.

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