On Saturday evening twelve future stars performed their hearts out on the legendary John Kani stage of the Market Theatre.
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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Market Theatre Foundation trainee internship.
BUSINESS UNIT: BRAND AND COMMUNICATIONS GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP. 6 MONTHS FIXED TERM CONTRACT. (REF:2017/01/09)
The Market Theatre Foundation invites applications from Graphic Design students / Graphic Design alumni under the age of 35 for a 6-month internship in the Market Theatre Foundation’s Brand & Communications Department. The Intern will be supervised by the Market Theatre Foundation’s CEO Ismail Mahomed and Brand & Communications Manager, Zama Buthelezi while producing innovative and eye-catching content for projects across the Foundation’s business units: Market Theatre, Market Theatre Laboratory, Market Photo Workshop and the Windybrow Arts Centre.
It is with great sadness that The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) bids farewell to it’s beloved former trustee, ambassador and award-winning Theatre Great, Themi Venturas.
Themi has been battling pancreatic cancer for the past few months. He was moved to the hospice yesterday (Monday 11th September 2017) where he passed away at 8pm. Themi is survived by his wife Trish and his two sons Matthew and Alexander.
Learn how to pitch your business like an expert.
The ENGEN Pitch & Polish entrepreneurial workshop and competition programme is where you want to be on Saturday 9 September in Johannesburg.
Whether you are looking to start – or you have already established – a business, the ENGEN Pitch & Polish entrepreneurial workshop and competition programme will teach you valuable lessons.Now in its 8th year, ENGEN Pitch & Polish has helped approximately 10 000 entrepreneurs to improve the way they present their business to potential funders. Having a polished pitch is the key to growing your business.
4th Len van Zyl Conductor’s Competition announced
South Africa’s only competition for young conductors, the Len van Zyl Competition, will take place in the Cape in 2018/2019.
The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg has launched a brand new state-of-the-art library, including a Gamebox and a creative innovation hub called Hub@Goethe! We are currently accepting applications from suitable individual or group creative projects and tech-driven startups for a free six month residency. This call is open to all creatives, innovators, developers and entrepreneurs above the age of 18 with specific sustainable projects.
Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation calls on all Information Science Students for bursary application for the Academic year 2018.
British Council Connect ZA, in partnership with Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, has launched ColabNowNow, an exciting collaboration project opportunity for young artists, coders, architects and storytellers. ColabNowNow is calling out for 5 digital storytellers, and 10 artists working in digital in Southern Africa, East Africa, West Africa and the UK to take part in the collaboration project in Johannesburg during the Fak’ugesi Festival, 06-16 September 2017.
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.