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.
Are you an emerging arts and culture organisation or individual who is active in the community, with a project/venture? Do you think your project/venture has the potential to grow? Are you between the ages of 18-35? Are you based in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, or the Northern Cape?
#SACOConf2017, tomorrow and Thursday, South Africa’s creative economy to unlock higher levels of inclusive growth.
By Heather Dugmore – Exciting, fresh new theatre-makers rely on the annual National Arts Festival (NAF) Fringe in Grahamstown to showcase their work. It raises their profile and it often leads to opportunities in South Africa and internationally. But it is expensive to be there, says independent theatre maker Philip Rademeyer who has taken his productions to the NAF Fringe since 2012. This year’s NAF is from the 29th June to the 9th July.
The deadline for the 2017 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Keyboard Players is Friday, 26 May 2017.
For the last seven years, the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Scholarships Programme has been stoking local talent and affording tertiary education opportunities to young South African performers. And this year is no different; with performing arts scholarships to the value of R200,000, up for grabs.
The Visual Arts Network of South Africa is hiring a Network Programmes Manager and an Assistant. Both positions are based in Johannesburg.
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is inviting nominations for the eagerly awaited 2017 ACT Awards, which are held annually in recognition and celebration of excellence in the arts, culture and creative sectors in South Africa.