South African Cultural Observatory

Monitoring and Evaluation: Economic Impact Calculator Training

23 MAY 2017 - 23 MAY 2017
Cover Charge:This Workshop is Free of Charge
Contact Details:South African Cultural Observatory Sinethemba Vitshima (041) 504 4932
Booking Details:Sinethemba Vitshima: (041) 504 4932


Both nationally and internationally, there is a growing acknowledgement of the important role that arts, culture and heritage play in economic growth and development. Economic impact studies are a powerful way of demonstrating the financial benefits of hosting cultural festivals and events and can be effective in communicating the value of the event to funders, local residents and other stakeholders. However, the methods used need to be valid and based on realistic, verifiable data. Economic impact studies can also be expensive.

The South African Cultural Observatory has developed the South African Festivals Economic Impact Calculator (SAFEIC), which is a free online economic impact tool specifically to estimate the economic impact of a festival on a host economy. It has been carefully, and conservatively, designed by and international team of university economists so as to produce results that are as reliable and valid as possible for a wide range of events.


Venue Name:The Market Photo Workshop
Street Address:138 Lilian Ngoyi Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2001
This is an official South African Cultural Observatory event.
More News
#SACOConf2017: Minister Foreword #SACOConf2017: Minister Foreword

ON BEHALF behalf of the South African Department of Arts & Culture, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the South African Cultural Observatory’s (SACO) National Conference 2017. The SACO is a long-awaited project of the Department of Arts & Culture – and we are pleased with the progress made so far, some of which will be covered at this conference.

#SACOConf2017 presentations for download #SACOConf2017 presentations for download

IN THE spirit of ‘open source’ and collective commons, the South African Cultural Observatory is excited to share the #SACOConf2017 National Conference presentations on this platform. The conference speakers have agreed to share their insights and presentation slides ahead of the release of a special edition of selected papers from the conference.

2017/18 Budget Vote Speech - Minister Nathi Mthethwa 2017/18 Budget Vote Speech - Minister Nathi Mthethwa

SPEECH by Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the Arts and Culture 2017/18 Budget Vote, Parliament, Cape Town. Today, we meet here on a day which has significance in our history as the 23rd May marks the 23 anniversary of admission of our country as the 53rd member state of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now African Union (AU), in Tunis, Tunisia. It was at this historic gathering that Former President Nelson Mandela made the following commitments to heads of state and government: “Where South Africa appears on the agenda again, let it be because we want to discuss what its contribution shall be to the making of the new African renaissance. Let it be because we want to discuss what materials it will supply for the rebuilding of the African city of Carthage...

#SACOConf2017: Welcome Remarks - Mr Parks Tau#SACOConf2017: Welcome Remarks - Mr Parks Tau

WELCOME remarks by the President of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the United Cities And Local Governments (UCLG) Network, Mr Parks Tau, at the South African Cultural Observatory 2017 National Conference, Newtown, 24 May 2017.

#SACOConf2017: Africa Day Address - Mr Vusi Sibiya#SACOConf2017: Africa Day Address - Mr Vusi Sibiya

THERE is no doubt that the greatest asset that Africa other than its raw materials is the youth. The development trajectory of our continent will be determined by the investment each and every individual country makes on this asset.

Upcoming Events

Platteland Preview Arts Festival

Date:30 Jun 2017 - 02 Jul 2017
Connect with us