South African Cultural Observatory

Events

Beneath African Skies
Beneath African Skies
04 SEP 2017 - 08 OCT 2017

Great African stories are brought to the Peoples Theatre stage this September and October with the fantastic homegrown production, Beneath African Skies. The aim of this production is to introduce the magic and joy of live theatre to young audiences. The emphasis is on the value of books and reading. Familiar stories are acted out in a creative format told with Peoples Theatre’s trademark wit and great musical numbers. Audience participation is greatly encouraged, gently reminding learners that reading and books are filled with magic and fun!

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So Solo Festival
So Solo Festival
27 SEP 2017 - 08 OCT 2017

Wits Theatre is proud to present the So Solo 2017 Festival from 27 September to 8 October. Now in its fourth year, the much-acclaimed festival has become an annual barometer of the predominant undercurrents within South African society. Established by Gita Pather, Director of Wits Theatre in 2013, the So Solo Festival celebrates the one-person play and offers audiences a diversity of thought provoking theatrical experiences from some of South Africa’s most talented actors. This year’s chosen plays allow audiences to immerse themselves in the stories that reflect the huge diversity of experience and reality.

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SACO Domain workshop - Mafikeng 10 October 2017
SACO Domain workshop - Mafikeng 10 October 2017
10 OCT 2017 - 10 OCT 2017

YOU are invited to the South African Cultural Observatory's Domain workshop where the following will be discussed: - Introduction to the South African Cultural Observatory - Overview of the National Research Agenda and recent inputs and updates - Outline of SACO research outputs and how they benefit the industry. - Introduction to the SA Festival Economic Impact Calculator (SAFEIC). - Discussion of trends, opportunities & challenges in the Creative and Cultural Industry domains and more.

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SACO Domain workshop - Vereeniging/Vaal River 12 October 2017
SACO Domain workshop - Vereeniging/Vaal River 12 October 2017
12 OCT 2017 - 12 OCT 2017

YOU are invited to the South African Cultural Observatory's Domain workshop where the following will be discussed: - Introduction to the South African Cultural Observatory - Overview of the National Research Agenda and recent inputs and updates - Outline of SACO research outputs and how they benefit the industry. - Introduction to the SA Festival Economic Impact Calculator (SAFEIC). - Discussion of trends, opportunities & challenges in the Creative and Cultural Industry domains and more.

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Capacity building Workshop - Research Methodology 24 October 2017
Capacity building Workshop - Research Methodology 24 October 2017
24 OCT 2017 - 24 OCT 2017

CALLING ALL 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. UP FOR DISCUSSION: 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.

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SACO Domain workshop - Tzaneen 26 October 2017
SACO Domain workshop - Tzaneen 26 October 2017
26 OCT 2017 - 26 OCT 2017

YOU are invited to the South African Cultural Observatory's Domain workshop where the following will be discussed: Introduction to the South African Cultural Observatory Overview of the National Research Agenda and recent inputs and updates Outline of SACO research outputs and how they benefit the industry. Introduction to the SA Festival Economic Impact Calculator (SAFEIC). Discussion of trends, opportunities & challenges in the Creative and Cultural Industry domains and more.

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