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.
#CreativeUprising, the 5th ACT | UJ Creative Conference will engage with South African Art Education in its current state and possible future. This iteration of the conference is about unlearning and rethinking how we do things and present things. From curating a conference to how we talk about art education in South Africa, the aim of ACT | UJ Conference has been to share knowledge with the view of enabling, advancing and inspiring creative South Africa.
Arterial Network South Africa (ANSA), in partnership with the National Arts Festival, will host one of its popular #ArtOut events at the 2017 festival in Grahamstown.
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), South Africa’s premier independent arts and culture funding and development agency based in Johannesburg, seeks a dynamic and visionary leader.
The Music In Africa Foundation’s website www.musicinafrica.net is easily the fastest growing information and exchange web portal dedicated to the African music sector, reaching thousands of people every day. With hundreds of contributors across the globe and thousands of musicians registered on the website, the publication has a reputation of providing reliable and useful information for fans and music professionals on the continent.
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) has announced that its CEO of seven years, Pieter Jacobs, will be leaving the organisation at the end of July 2017. read more…
First Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Africa Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 – 29 March 2018 Apply now!
A number of trends and burning issues influencing the global and South African creative economy were explored at #SACOConf2017 last week.
All presenters, producers and artists are invited to submit proposals for possible inclusion on the programme of the 2018 Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK). The 24th KKNK takes place in Oudtshoorn from Thursday, 29 March to Wednesday, 4 April 2018.
The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world.
The annual Baxter Dance Festival will take place from 5 to 14 October 2017 and choreographers, independent dance-makers, dance studios, schools, companies and groups, are now invited to apply to be part of this year’s programme. Applications close at noon on Friday 23 June 2017, so performers are urged to get their applications in as early as possible.
The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response programme (CER), and the Whiting Foundation announce a new call for proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made.
The human/animal question has surfaced in the Humanities with a sense of urgency. The themed issue of Image & Text on “Visual Cultures of Race and Animality” aims to develop this multi- and interdisciplinary interest from transnational and/ or African vantage points. Questions about the figuration, and framing, of the human, demonstrate that what ‘the West’ calls ‘Human’ and what it calls ‘Animal’ has fatal consequences.
British Council South Africa is recruiting an Arts Programme Manager with at least five years’ recent professional experience at a senior level in a creative, producing, programming or management capacity in the cultural sector, ideally with links and some knowledge of, and contacts in UK and African arts and cultural sectors. Experience of leading teams to ensure significant impact through successful outcomes from cultural programmes.