South African Cultural Observatory National Conference

Stuart Forrest

Stuart Forrest is the CEO of Triggerfish Animation Studios—the producer of two of Africa's most successful films, "Adventures in Zambezia" and "Khumba" . The company has produced many other films including the BAFTA nominated "Stick Man" and most recently, the Roald Dahl "Revolting Rhymes” Christmas special for BBC.  “Stick Man” was judged the best TV animation in the world by an international jury at the Annecy Animation festival in 2016.

Forrest co-founded non-profits Animation SA and Animate Africa, is the director of the Triggerfish/DTI/Disney Story Lab, is a regular judge on the International Emmy’s, and has given talks around the world on storytelling for an international audience.  Stuart Forrest was named the Innovator of the Year® at the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year® Awards, and Triggerfish was named Business of the year in the 2015 Premier Entrepeneur Recognition Awards. He was named as one of Africa’s Top 20 Tech Influencers by IT News Africa in 2013 and as one of 100 world-class South Africans by the City Press newspaper in 2014.

Stuart Forrest

Stuart Forrest

Cultural Observatory issues call for National Conference papers

January 31, 2017: THE SOUTH African Cultural Observatory (SACO) today announced the theme for its national conference of the arts, heritage and culture sectors.

2016 National Conference Highlights

Watch the SACO 'National Conference 2016 - Counting Culture' highlights video featuring interviews with some of the speakers and participants; and conference insights and lessons.

About the South African Cultural Observatory

Led by the Department of Arts and Culture, and hosted by NMMU, the SACO is a statistical research institute which charts the impact of the cultural and creative industries in South Africa.

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