South African Cultural Observatory
African insights to feature strongly at creative economy conferenceAfrican insights to feature strongly at creative economy conference

THE African experience of growing, maintaining and developing a strong cultural and creative economy will be a main focal point at the South African Cultural Observatory’s (SACO) conference this May.

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Bold changes ahead for ACTBold changes ahead for ACT

THE Arts & Culture Trust’s next five-year strategy will see the organisation making bold changes.

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19th ASSITEJ World Congress & International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People19th ASSITEJ World Congress & International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People

THE Cradle of Creativity (16-27 May) comprises a Festival, a Conference and a World Congress, all dedicated to theatre for young audiences.

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Beyoncé launches scholarship to support young women in the artsBeyoncé launches scholarship to support young women in the arts

BEYONCE has unveiled her ‘Formation Scholars’, a new scholarship announced on the one-year anniversary of Lemonade to support young woman in the arts.

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Call For South African Art Collective - Art Santa Fe 2017Call For South African Art Collective - Art Santa Fe 2017

THE Small Enterprise Development Agency of KZN will coordinate and host the participation of micro, emerging and established enterprises as well as individual upcoming visual artists during the Art Santa Fe show which will take place from the 13-16th July 2017 at the Santa Fe Convention Centre in USA.

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2017 BASA Awards Open for entries2017 BASA Awards Open for entries

THE annual BASA Awards, jointly sponsored by Hollard & Business Day, is the only awards ceremony that acknowledges business support of and partnerships in the arts in South Africa.

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Towards tackling inequalities in South Africa: the role of community librariesTowards tackling inequalities in South Africa: the role of community libraries

A paper recently published by Nampombe Mnkeni-Saurombe from the University of South Africa and Nomusa Zimu from the Human Sciences Research Council on the role of community libraries reports on the Department of Arts and Culture’s conditional grant community library project progress.

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Conference to capture creative economy trendsConference to capture creative economy trends

IT’S ALL systems go for the second South African Cultural Observatory National Conference on May 24 and 25 in Johannesburg. We are very excited to present a dynamic and varied programme – featuring a wide range of global, African and local speakers and perspectives; especially since it’s Africa Day on May 25.

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Top line-up of South African speakers for SA Cultural Observatory ConferenceTop line-up of South African speakers for SA Cultural Observatory Conference

THE SOUTH African Cultural Observatory has secured a stellar local line-up of academics, researchers and creative practitioners for its National Conference at the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg on May 24 and 25.

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SA Cultural Observatory secures Masasa Mbangeni as National Conference MCSA Cultural Observatory secures Masasa Mbangeni as National Conference MC

THE ethereal and spunky award-winning actress, Masasa Mbangeni, is the face of the South African Cultural Observatory’s (SACO) May National Conference, which she will host as master of ceremonies (MC).

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Three Jozi boys to star in PriscillaThree Jozi boys to star in Priscilla

SHOWTIME Management, SA producers of the international hit musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert announced the three Johannesburg boys who join the all South African cast alternating the role of Benji when the show opens at The Teatro, Montecasino on 29 April.

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Review: Don't Look Back ExhibitionReview: Don't Look Back Exhibition

A CELEBRATION of the magic of sculptural form within a gallery context, sculpture, results in a captivating first room and bodes well as one journey’s further into the gallery space. For one is met with a variety of perceptual and conceptual bits of information through the very presence of these objects qua sculpture that challenge and proceed (as if there is a logic) to evoke a reaction.

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