South African Cultural Observatory

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CSIR our future through scienceInternational Library of African Music
National Film and Video FoundationThe Market Theatre
The Playhouse CompanyWilliam Humphreys Art Gallery
Freedom Park 
State TheatreSahra 
PACOFSMsundusi
MuseumNational Museum
National Arts Council of SA Business and Arts South Africa
PAN South Africa Language Board South African Library for the Blind
Die Afrikaanse Taalmuseum & Monument KwaZulu-Natal Museum
National Library of South Africa National English Literary Museum
BlindSA  
 Human Sciences Research Council Nelson Mandela Museum
Arts Cape Iziko Museums of SA 
Luthuli Museum 
More News
SA Cultural Observatory launches national workshop series in East LondonSA Cultural Observatory launches national workshop series in East London

OFF the back of a wildly successful national conference in May, the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) kicks off a nationwide roadshow of eight domain workshops in East London in July.

SA launches local leg of global creative business cupSA launches local leg of global creative business cup

A GLOBAL model for rewarding outstanding creative and design thinking has made its way to South Africa with the launch of the Creative Business Cup South Africa concept to the South African market.

ACT | UJ unlearns how to conferenceACT | UJ unlearns how to conference

#CreativeUprising, the 5th ACT | UJ Creative Conference will engage with South African Art Education in its current state and possible future.

International artists head to SA’s cultural meccaInternational artists head to SA’s cultural mecca

FOR 11 days Grahamstown will become the cultural mecca of South Africa when the National Arts Festival draws artists, dancers and musicians from around the world to perform on its stages from 29 June to 9 July.

2017 Sophie Mgcina Emerging Voice Award Winner2017 Sophie Mgcina Emerging Voice Award Winner

RISING star actress and theatre director Lesedi Job was last night named the winner of the 4th annual Sophie Mgcina Emerging Voice Award.

Upcoming Events

Platteland Preview Arts Festival

Date:30 Jun 2017 - 02 Jul 2017
Venue:
Where:Smithfield
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