ACT Creative (un)Conference

OPEN CALL: Dancers invited to attend the ACT Creative (un)Conference

 

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites dancers to attend its Creative (un)Conference taking place on Saturday, 20 July in Maboneng, Johannesburg. The rigorous programme is a professional development workshop for dancers in their first 3 years of professional practice who are looking to raise their career profile and develop their business acumen as individual performers or choreographers.

The one-day course includes practical guidance presented by Moving into Dance Mophatong’s CEO, Nadia Virasamy, on making one’s professional profile an asset which is ready for proposals, residencies and applications. Nadia will also discuss value chains in the South African dance landscape and how to monetise your time and talent.

The Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) will share lessons that the organisation has learnt in the 20 years of its existence. VDT will also lead a professional photo shoot with acclaimed photographer John Hogg, from which participating dancers will leave with a personalised photographic portfolio, including individual images and choreographed group images.

The day will conclude with an experimental, interdisciplinary expression of serious play in a process-driven exercise presented to no audience. Award-winning dancer and choreographer David T April will lead this session.

The workshop is limited to 10 participants and will take place on Saturday, 20th July in Maboneng, Johannesburg. In order to be considered, please e-mail a 50-100 word motivation and one reference to anastasia@act.org.za for an undisclosed panel to review. Please note only successful applicants will be contacted with further information.

 

Deadline: Friday, 12 July


OPEN CALL: Musicians invited to attend the ACT Creative (un)Conference

 

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites musicians to attend its Creative (un)Conference taking place on Saturday, 20 July in Maboneng, Johannesburg. The rigorous programme is a professional development workshop for musicians in their first five years of professional practice who are looking to raise their career profile and develop their business acumen.

The one-day course includes practical guidance on making your professional profile an asset, ready for proposals, residencies and applications and record labels or to prepare your mindset for the discipline involved in independently managing and distributing your own music. Jean-Michel Wickli will discuss the value chains in the industry and his experience in managing local acts from different genres including Samthing Soweto, Shortstraw and Darkie Fiction.

Jess White, director of Akum Agency and Music director of Littlegig 24H Festival, will discuss the role of social media and fashioning the visuals behind your beats. Jess will cover platforms, handles and hashtags as well as building your fan base and marketing your events and artistry to both promoters, festivals and listeners.

Jonathan Shaw will present is his research on music discovery and the behavioural process consumers employ when encountering new music for the first time.

The day will conclude with an experimental, interdisciplinary expression of serious play in a process-driven exercise presented to no audience led by chart-topping musician Nonku Phiri.

The workshop is limited to 15 participants and will take place on Saturday, 20th July in Maboneng, Johannesburg. In order to be considered, please e-mail a 50-100 word motivation and one reference to anastasia@act.org.za for an undisclosed panel to review. Please note only successful applicants will be contacted with further information.

 

Deadline: Friday, 12 July


OPEN CALL: Playwrights invited to attend the ACT Creative (un)Conference

 

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) and the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) invite playwrights to apply to attend a theatre making professional development workshop which forms part of ACT’s Creative (un)Conference.

The rigorous programme includes practical guidance on the costs of staging a play presented by award-winning playwright, Mike van Graan. Mike will unpack the challenges that independent theatre-makers face when getting their work on a stage and producing a touring production.

Participants will also attend refresher courses in business and administrative practice and discuss how to raise one’s profile and update one’s professional practice to attract funding and creative opportunities.

Award-winning novelist and playwright, Craig Higginson, will also run a playwrighting workshop. Participants will have sent in a scene from a play they are working on, along with a short synopsis of the play as a whole, prior to the workshop. Craig will give them feedback on their work during the session while also discussing a range of things to consider when developing a play – from initial conception to final production. Participants are encouraged to come to the session with questions they would like to discuss.

The day will conclude with an experimental, interdisciplinary expression of serious play in a process-driven exercise presented to no audience.

The workshop is limited to 15 participants and will take place on Saturday, 20 July in Maboneng, Johannesburg. Applicants must submit one original writing extract for consideration. Please email one scene and a brief synopsis of the play to anastasia@act.org.za for an undisclosed panel to review. Please note only successful applicants will be contacted with further information.

 

Deadline : Monday, 01 July

 

For more information and the full ACT Creative (un)Conference programme, click 2019 ACT CREATIVE (UN)CONFERENCE for Playwrights (1).


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