The National Arts Council (NAC) started the new financial year on a good note by announcing a new board of Council members appointed by the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC). The new Council which was appointed following a rigorous selection process will serve the organisation between January 2017 and December 2020.
After the success of our first cycle this year, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) opens the final call for 2017 to recruit 30 organisations for the BASA Established Programme, proudly supported by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).
Top international researchers will be in Johannesburg next week to conduct a series of workshops and talks with local cultural practitioners.
The Arts & Culture Trust’s next five-year strategy will see the organisation making bold changes.
ASSITEJ SA’s “Cradle of Creativity” 17-27 May, an international theatre festival for children and young people in CT, has officially opened bookings. This incredible once-in-lifetime opportunity to experience a theatre festival with plays from around the world, with more than 80 countries represented is unlikely to be repeated in the foreseeable future.
By Heather Dugmore – The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), in association with the Nedbank Arts Affinity, is excited about the projects that will receive Development Programme grants in 2017.
The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios is looking for a vibrant, hard working individual to take up the role of Director as of 01 June 2017.
South Africa’s artists, theatre makers and musicians are responding to the challenges of living in a country in flux with genre-busting work that is provocative, innovative, engaging and entertaining. Some of the best of these productions will be showcased at this year’s National Arts Festival, to be held in Grahamstown from 29 June to 9 July this year.
The 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day, are now open for entries from business and arts partnerships that were activated between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016.
HELLO – Community Arts Development Programme and Festival 2017 announces its call for submissions.
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is calling on young people with the dream of pursuing performing arts studies to apply for an ACT Scholarship.
WAM is seeking a skilled and motivated young person for a Museum Education Intern position. The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity to substantively contribute to the work of, and learn from, the Education Curator. The intern will be given specific tasks and responsibilities that revolve around museum education, programming and researching for the school programme. The intern will be challenged to develop their capabilities, create or enhance connections between WAM and school educators, and gain experience. The intern is expected to be flexible and to take part in various activities at the office and sometimes to conduct field research. Knowledge of at least 2 South African languages is essential.
Calling all writers! It’s SCrIBE time! Entries for submissions for The Imbewu Trust’s 2017 SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition open on 31 March.
ACT | UJ Creative Conference invite proposals for 20-minute presentations at the 2017 #CREATIVEUPRISING Conference.
By Heather Dugmore – Pompoms, pennywhistles and a flurry of white sneakers edge forward the rhythm, while the drums ground the sound. It is a timeless evocation of life, conveyed through the medium of the music, the dancers and the instruments. Every aspect of the performance is part of the message, including the cowhide used for the drum skins and the kudu horns, calling the people home.