Visual artist, Penny Siopis was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the arts at the 19th annual Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Awards, held at Sun International’s The Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on Friday, 21 October.
A Sophiatown theme and exceptional entertainment set the tone at Sun International’s The Maslow Hotel last night, when ACT named their Award winners. At the core of the Awards, is the announcement of Lifetime Achievement recipients who have each had a lifelong commitment to the arts, and this year, six deserving luminaries were recognised.
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) will revisit the epicentre of 1940’s and 50’s South African jazz and blues culture at their 19th annual ACT Awards. The ACT Awards, which will be held on 21 October at Sun International’s The Maslow Hotel in Sandton will bestow Lifetime Achievement Awards on six of the country’s arts and culture stalwarts, while also naming five rising stars 2016’s ImpACT Award winners.
This call is open only for registered arts and culture organisations resident in the provinces of the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, North West, Mpumalanga and the Free State. The National Arts Council (NAC) is inviting registered arts and culture organisations/companies active in the disciplines of Craft, Dance, Literature, Multi-discipline, Music, Theatre and Arts Education to apply for Arts Organisation Support Funding.
The Visual Arts Network of SA (VANSA) with the support of the Department of ArtS & Culture launches the Best Practice Guide for Visual Arts 2016. The Best Practice Guide was developed out of the need to share and develop industry practices that would support healthy and ethical relationships and transactions between practitioners in the industry.
Sibikwa Arts Centre is recruiting 20 teachers/facilitators for their Artists In Schools programme in Gauteng. Teachers/Facilitators must display a commitment to socially engaged creative practice, have the capacity to work in all creative arts strands, Music, Drama, Dance and Visual Arts, must have a significant portfolio of work/projects.