South African Cultural Observatory

Our Situation

Existing research in the creative industries sector is conducted on an ad-hoc basis and commissioned from different tiers of government, statutory institutions (NFVF, NAC and NHC), other government departments and agencies at all tiers (Stats SA, DTI, Tourism, economic development), however, there is insufficient data for many areas in the creative industries sector (for policy, evaluation, assessment and impact) and anecdotal case study data.

This creates a need for consolidation and development of statistical frameworks.

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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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