South African Cultural Observatory

Events

Mbongeni Ngema's SARAFINA
Mbongeni Ngema's SARAFINA
27 FEB 2017 - 20 MAY 2017

SARAFINA - The Broadway Hit Musical, is a musical experience with songs performed in the tradition of Mbaqanga, fused with jazz, rhythm, blues and gospel. This proudly South African musical, set during the 1976 uprisings in Soweto deals with the radicalisation of a young school girl who becomes embroiled in the riots and is tortured by the South African Police. The musical is set in the Morris Isaacson High School against the backdrop of students revolting against Afrikaans being used as a medium of instruction

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Monitoring and Evaluation: Economic Impact Calculator Training
Monitoring and Evaluation: Economic Impact Calculator Training
23 MAY 2017 - 23 MAY 2017

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.

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SACO2017 - South African Cultural Observatory 2nd National Conference
SACO2017 - South African Cultural Observatory 2nd National Conference
24 MAY 2017 - 25 MAY 2017

The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) and the Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) are excited to announce the SACO’s second National Conference on the ‘Creative Economy and Development’ and invite participants to submit papers for consideration.

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Platteland Preview Arts Festival
Platteland Preview Arts Festival
30 JUN 2017 - 02 JUL 2017

THE Plattleland Preview festival in Smithfield, south east Free State, is calling for applications for the 2017 edition of the festival. Performing artists including musicians are invited to apply to be part of this exciting venture.

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Innibos National Arts Festival
Innibos National Arts Festival
05 JUL 2017 - 09 JUL 2017

Afrikaans National Arts festival - 4 days of fun, entertainment, art, theatre, comedy and plenty more

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ACT/UJ Creative Conference
ACT/UJ Creative Conference
25 JUL 2017 - 28 JUL 2017

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Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST)
Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST)
04 SEP 2017 - 06 SEP 2017

Balancing between the society, environment, and tourism in order to lessen the negative impacts, and have more positive effects, can only be achieved through spreading creativity, and cultural diversity, through maintaining awareness for the importance of cultural tourism and their everlasting positive effects.

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