The Africa Centre's Infecting The City Public Art Festival, which will be held in the streets and public spaces of Cape Town from 6 to 10 March, 2012, will feature a seminar on art in public places
The Africa Centre, the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, and Creative Cape Town will host a free seminar on the Friday morning of the festival to address the various issues that affect public art policies and how these policies have become pivotal instruments for negotiating how public life is enriched through art. Speakers will range from artists to city officials and the seminar will be held at Hiddingh Hall, University of Cape Town Hiddingh Campus starting at 9.30am.Scholars to visit
As part of the Africa Centre's development programme, "Arts Aweh!", Infecting the City will also transport 400 scholars from schools across greater Cape Town to the city centre to engage and interact with the festival and its artists.
All performances listed on the festival programme are free. A detailed programme is available on www.infectingthecity.com or by contacting the Africa Centre on +27 (0)87 150 5446.