South African Cultural Observatory
BASA introduces its Scale-Up programme BASA introduces its Scale-Up programme

Artists across South Africa show a deep sense of willingness to partner with businesses, but sometimes require guidance on exactly how to go about doing this. Through the programme, they will engage with shared value, research and building relationships that are sustainable to shift common thinking within the arts sector, and to expand their knowledge and skills within business exchange relations.

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SA roadies conference coming up in May SA roadies conference coming up in May

THE South African Roadies Association (SARA) will be hosting Africa’s fourth Live Event Technical & Production Conference (LETPC 2018) from the 17 to 19 May 2018, at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg, the current home of the LETPC.

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Winners of the 53rd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Winners of the 53rd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

IT'S WORLD Theatre Day today, 27 March 2018, and this month the best in the business were recognised at the 53rd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards.

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Saftas12: Winners take Golden Horn Saftas12: Winners take Golden Horn

THE 12th Annual South African Film and Television Awards took place on Saturday, 24 March 2018 at the Sun City Superbowl and was hosted by Thando Thabethe and Phat Joe.

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We want your feedback: SACO Project Survey We want your feedback: SACO Project Survey

The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) is completing its first contracted cycle with the Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) where it was tasked to develop of a cultural information system which continuously captures cultural data and monitors and evaluates government initiatives in the ACH sectors and CCIs.

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Jobs report reveals potential for creative economy Jobs report reveals potential for creative economy

OVER one million, or 6,72% of all South African jobs, are housed in the broader ‘Cultural Economy’. This is according to an employment report released by cultural think-tank, the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) this month.

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Take a Child to the Theatre in 2018 Take a Child to the Theatre in 2018

Theatre leaves an indelible impression on a child, awakening awareness of the world and of other people's realities. All children have a right to arts

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#SACOConf2018 Celebrates International Women’s Day #SACOConf2018 Celebrates International Women’s Day

CREATIVE WOMEN: The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) celebrated women in the creative industries this International Women’s Day at its international conference in Nelson Mandela Bay on 8 March 2018.

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#SACOConf2018: Leveraging South Africa’s creative capital important for growth #SACOConf2018: Leveraging South Africa’s creative capital important for growth

EMPLOYMENT, job creation and the transformative power of creativity were some of the key issues discussed on day-one of the South African Cultural Observatory’s (SACO) 2018 international conference currently under way at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

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UJ Arts & Culture’s #METAMORPHOSIS UJ Arts & Culture’s #METAMORPHOSIS

#METAMORPHOSIS is UJ Arts & Culture’s 2018 programme of change. “Looking at our creative programme through this thematic lens is the ideal stimulus for alignment with the University’s drive to participate meaningfully in decolonisation and transformation,” says Pieter Jacobs, Head of Arts & Culture (a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture) at the University of Johannesburg.

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Conference promises deep analysis of creative economy potential vs. reality Conference promises deep analysis of creative economy potential vs. reality

CULTURAL thinkers will gather next week to look ‘beyond the creative economy’ at the South African Cultural Observatory’s (SACO) 2018 international conference in Port Elizabeth.

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ACT and SAMRO present Dorothy Masuku masterclass ACT and SAMRO present Dorothy Masuku masterclass

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites SAMRO members to attend an afternoon masterclass with the legendary singer/ songwriter Dorothy Masuku.

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