South African Cultural Observatory

Capacity building Workshop - Research Methodology 24 October 2017

24 OCT 2017 - 24 OCT 2017


Category: Workshop
Region: Northern Cape
Town: Kimberley
Cover Charge: Free of Charge
Contact Details: For more information, please contact the SACO organizing team: Tel: 041 504 4930 Email:
Booking Details: Kindly confirm your attendance via the online registration form. Please note: Only registrations completed and confirmed via the SACO website will be permitted entry to the workshop. Should you be unable to attend the workshop, kindly inform the SACO organizing committee on (041) 504 4930, prior to the event in order to allow for catering adjustments or for another delegate to take up the opportunity to attend.



Arts, culture and heritage (ACH) sector and cultural and creative industry (CCIs) practitioners and stakeholders; academics and researchers; interested parties from local, provincial and national government; arts managers, administrators, organisations and fundraisers and funders; event and festival organisers; and relevant stakeholders from civil society.

You are invited to the second South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) Capacity-Building Workshops focused on Research Methodologies for the Cultural & Creative Industries.


  • Introduction to the South African Cultural Observatory
  • UNESCO Cultural Cycle, five stages of research and cultural domains
  • Understanding the process of artistic creation and production
  • Research design: Framing and creating a research proposal or funding application
  • Developing a research proposal and budget
  • Data analysis

Exploration of other resources and important research questions for the CCIs & ACH sectors

and more.


We can’t improve South Africa’s CCIs and ACH sectors and their performance without understanding how they operate and what the trends shaping the industry are – and research supports this understanding. This workshop explores different research methods and design practices from social science methods and how to produce both qualitative (interviews and observations) and quantitative data (statistics). The course guides practitioners on how to:

  • employ scientific methods
  • make use of mixed methods and
  • draft funding applications.



DATE:               24 October 2017

TIME:                9:30am – 4pm / Registration from 8:30am

PLACE:            To be announced soon

COST:              FREE – lunch & refreshments will be served

RVSP:              17 October 2017

MORE INFO:     041 504 4930/


Register online! 

Space is limited!

Please register and confirm your attendance before 17 October.  

Please note: Only registrations completed and confirmed via the SACO website will be permitted entry to the workshop.

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