New leadership on board at the National Arts Council

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.

In the image from left to right is NAC Seychelles Mr Jimmy Savy, NAC South Africa Chairperson Ms Jabu Dlamini, Seychelles High Commissioner Ms Marie-Antonette Rose-Quatre, NAC South Africa CEO Ms Rosemary Mangope, Seychelles Deputy High Commissioner Terry Rose and Chairperson of the Provincial Arts Councils Jerry Mabuza.

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Don’t miss the once in a lifetime Cradle of Creativity festival

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.

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Expect the Unexpected at National Arts Fest 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.

KonKoriti (Photo – Val Adamson)

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Museum Education internship at WAM

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.

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Keeping our important traditions alive

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.

Elders / Youth Workshop

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