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New Montecasino show celebrating Ndlovu Youth Choir to create employment in the arts
New Montecasino show celebrating Ndlovu Youth Choir to create employment in the artsArticle

Showtime Management will present a new theatrical piece, African Pulse - Celebrating the Ndlovu Youth Choir, at Montecasino's Teatro in Johannesburg on Saturday, 1 May 2021.

19 Apr 2021

National Arts Council ordered to pay National Arts Fest R3.4m within 3 days
National Arts Council ordered to pay National Arts Fest R3.4m within 3 daysArticle

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered that the National Arts Council (NAC) pay the National Arts Festival R3.4m of its original R8m grant within 72 hours. The balance will form part of further legal action that the court ordered should be expedited.

1 Apr 2021

Cape artists protest against lack of government support
Cape artists protest against lack of government supportArticle

The National Arts Council says R68.4 million has been paid to 512 beneficiaries as part of Covid-19 relief. The steps outside the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town were a hive of activity on Saturday, with about 50 artists, musicians, dancers and puppeteers performing as part of ongoing protests.

Marecia Damons 30 Mar 2021

Lit lineup for Basa Assembly
Lit lineup for Basa AssemblyArticle

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa) and the British Council Southern Africa Arts have announced the programme lineup for their joint venture Assembly...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 23 Mar 2021

National Arts Council starts distribution of PESP relief for artists
National Arts Council starts distribution of PESP relief for artistsArticle

Some 1 215 practitioners in the arts, culture and heritage sector are receiving much needed relief as the National Arts Council (NAC) starts the distribution of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP) grants to successful beneficiaries.

16 Mar 2021

New fund launches to support screen sector workers affected by the pandemic
New fund launches to support screen sector workers affected by the pandemicArticle

A number of donors have contributed towards a support fund established to provide direct financial relief for screen sector workers whose livelihoods are affected by the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown...

11 Mar 2021

National Arts Council approves R29.3m in funding, finalises project funding allocations
National Arts Council approves R29.3m in funding, finalises project funding allocationsArticle

The National Arts Council (NAC) will assist more than 200 individuals and arts organisations after it approved R29.3m in funding...

15 Jul 2020

Dr Janet van Eeden appointed as Afda Durban Dean
Dr Janet van Eeden appointed as Afda Durban DeanArticle

Dr Janet Van Eeden will be taking on the title of Afda Durban Campus Dean officially come 1 July 2020...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 26 Jun 2020

Department of Sport, Arts and Culture finalises R150m Covid-19 relief fund for athletes, artists
Department of Sport, Arts and Culture finalises R150m Covid-19 relief fund for athletes, artistsArticle

Following consultations with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) and the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA), the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) has finalised the criteria to distribute the R150m Covid-19 relief fund for artists and athletes...

31 Mar 2020

Q&A with new National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton
Q&A with new National Arts Festival CEO Monica NewtonArticle

Earlier this month, it was announced that Monica Newton would be taking up the role of the new National Arts Festival CEO. We got in touch with her to chat about the evolution of the festival, future plans and how the arts can transform and uplift...

Ruth Cooper 19 Dec 2019

Monica Newton named new National Arts Festival CEO
Monica Newton named new National Arts Festival CEOArticle

Monica Newton has been named the new National Arts Festival CEO. She will take up her new role on 1 January 2020. ..

4 Dec 2019

BASA Awards 4IR theme pushes boundaries
BASA Awards 4IR theme pushes boundariesArticle

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) champions business investment within the arts...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 7 Oct 2019

Panel for the 22nd annual BASA Awards
Panel for the 22nd annual BASA AwardsArticle

The adjudication panel for the 22nd annual Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Awards, partnered by Hollard, has been announced...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 16 Sep 2019

Prepare to be moved by Mooi Genoeg om Engels te Praat
Prepare to be moved by Mooi Genoeg om Engels te PraatArticle

Growing up in the apartheid era my experience had been mainly classical ballet and modern dance and I had seldom seen dancers of colour performing anything other than traditional dance...

Debbie Hathway 8 Jan 2019

Government engages the Khoisan community
Government engages the Khoisan communityArticle

Government has encouraged the Khoisan community to participate in shaping legislation as Parliament considers the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill...

31 Dec 2018

Applications open for NAC funding for the arts
Applications open for NAC funding for the artsArticle

The National Arts Council (NAC) is inviting artists across all disciplines of the arts, culture and heritage (ACH) sector to submit their project proposals and applications for bursaries and funding...

4 Jun 2018

Dance Umbrella 2018 celebrates 30th anniversary
Dance Umbrella 2018 celebrates 30th anniversaryArticle

The Dance Umbrella festival, which celebrates its 30th anniversary, presents new and exciting contemporary works from 6 to 8 March 2018 at UJ Centre for the Arts, Wits Theatre Complex, Dance Factory, Joburg Fringe Theatre and the Hillbrow Theatre.

2 Mar 2018

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21st Time of the Writer International Festival taking place in MarchArticle

The University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), in partnership with eThekwini Municipality, will host the 21st Time of the Writer International Festival from 12 to 17 March 2018...

5 Feb 2018

Seven creative economy trends from Saco Conference
Seven creative economy trends from Saco ConferenceArticle

The Saco Conference on ‘Creative Economy and Development' has revealed seven emerging creative economy trends...

2 Jun 2017

Dance Umbrella 2017 releases programme
Dance Umbrella 2017 releases programmeArticle

The Dance Umbrella festival programme is out and features over 50 new works, with a strong focus on young artists.

6 Feb 2017

Amy Ellenbogen and Candace Marshall-Smith
Artsmith - SMITH Studio's Amy Ellenbogen on curating, 2016 and Marsi van de HeuvelArticle

SMITH Studio curator, Amy Ellenbogen, talks about 2016, the allure of Van de Heuvel's work and the state of art in SA.

Maroefah Smith 13 Dec 2016

Dumisani Dlamini to speak at congress on integrity in public administration
Dumisani Dlamini to speak at congress on integrity in public administrationArticle

Dumisani Dlamini, the CFO of the National Arts Council (NAC), will be speaking at the 46th annual CFO World Congress of the International Association for Financial Executive Institutes (IAFEI)...

4 Nov 2016

Magic happening at the 12th Baxter Dance Festival
Magic happening at the 12th Baxter Dance FestivalArticle

If I were a politician who wanted to be favourably remembered forever I would dig deep into my travel budgets and open the biggest dance school in the Southern Hemisphere...

Terry Levin 7 Oct 2016

10 days dedicated to dance at the Baxter
10 days dedicated to dance at the BaxterArticle

65 dances of varying genres and styles are set to showcase at The 2016 Baxter Dance Festival, which takes place from 6-15 October.

15 Sep 2016

Reeza Isaacs named CFO of the Year
Reeza Isaacs named CFO of the YearArticle

Reeza Isaacs, group finance director of retailer Woolworths Holdings, has been named South Africa's CFO Of The Year at the 2016 CFO Awards...

17 May 2016

A new life for an ancient practice
A new life for an ancient practiceArticle

Arriving at Madi a Thavha just outside Makhado, in the lushness of Limpopo's mountains, lakes and forests, one is immediately taken by the traditional sculptures

16 Mar 2016

ACT | UJ Conference, #creativeintersections - an interactive experience
ACT | UJ Conference, #creativeintersections - an interactive experienceArticle

#creativeintersections is an interactive, creative conference presenting interdisciplinarity as an alternate thinking approach taking place at the UJ Arts Centre on 16-17 March...

Issued by Arts & Culture Trust 15 Feb 2016

Exciting year ahead for South Africa's leading business-arts agency
Exciting year ahead for South Africa's leading business-arts agencyArticle

Business and Arts South Africa is gearing up for a jam-packed year, with events, symposiums and programmes aimed at expanding and scaling the agency's impact and influence - both in South Africa and a growing number of African territories...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 29 Jan 2016

Children's theatre at its best
Children's theatre at its bestArticle

Today marked the opening of the Magnet Theatre's first Early Years Theatre Festival, which will run for nine days.

Frances Aron 3 Dec 2015

Programme for SEAexpo announced
Programme for SEAexpo announcedArticle

The Showbiz Entertainment Arts Expo 2015, which takes place at Museum Africa, Newtown, Joburg on 4 and 5 September 2015, brings together South Africa's greatest talents in performance, art and entertainment.

21 Aug 2015

Business and Arts South Africa strengthens international engagement with upcoming trips to Mozambique and Zambia
Business and Arts South Africa strengthens international engagement with upcoming trips to Mozambique and ZambiaArticle

Business and Arts South Africa is strengthening its international engagement with upcoming trips to Mozambique and Zambia that are part of BASA's ongoing commitment to support the development of extensive creative industries...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 11 Jun 2015

SA director spreading local love of theatre in Canada
SA director spreading local love of theatre in CanadaArticle

It's no Comedy of Errors: South African director Clive Mathibe was picked by The Market Theatre and NAC to work on two productions featured in the Toronto Theatre in the Park spectacular...

Leigh Andrews 9 Jun 2015

Erica Elk a finalist in Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government Award
Erica Elk a finalist in Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government AwardArticle

Erica Elk, the executive director of Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI) is a finalist in 'Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government Award'...

5 Jun 2015

National Arts Council announces grants of R17 million
National Arts Council announces grants of R17 millionArticle

The National Arts Council of South Africa has awarded grants of more than R17 million to 279 applicants from all of South Africa's nine provinces.

13 May 2015

The NAC's Rosemary Mangope on the fragmented arts industry
The NAC's Rosemary Mangope on the fragmented arts industryArticle

I found out about the NAC's R9m funding to 13 flagship arts organisations, especially as the arts are media-painted as 'underfunded' and the NAC itself is non-profit making...

Leigh Andrews 17 Nov 2014

Applications open for BASA Basics Programme
Applications open for BASA Basics ProgrammeArticle

Applications are now open for arts organisations in both Cape Town and Johannesburg to become part of Business and Arts South Africa's 2014 BASA Basics programme.

21 May 2014

NAF launches Creative City project with EU
NAF launches Creative City project with EUArticle

The National Arts Festival has announced the launch of a new partnership with the European Union (EU), which will see over R6m invested in the City of Grahamstown's 'Creative City' project over the next two years.

3 Feb 2014

2014 NAF Fringe application deadline nears
2014 NAF Fringe application deadline nearsArticle

A reminder that the closing date for Fringe applications for the 2014 National Arts Festival is Friday 17 January 2014.

13 Jan 2014

National Arts Festival 2014 Fringe opens for applications
National Arts Festival 2014 Fringe opens for applicationsArticle

The annual National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa is now accepting applications for Fringe productions wanting to take part in the 2014 edition of the Festival. The Festival is expected to take place from 3-13 July 2014.

4 Nov 2013

National Arts Council calls for bursary applications
National Arts Council calls for bursary applicationsArticle

The National Arts Council invites post graduate students and registered education and training institutions within the arts to apply for bursary funding for the 2014 academic year.

9 Sep 2013

Shared History - The Indian Experience in South Africa 2013
Shared History - The Indian Experience in South Africa 2013Article

The Shared History Festival will take place from 1-15 September in Johannesburg as an integral part of the annual Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival and will also present some performances in Durban.

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 2 Sep 2013

Durban FilmMart gets new intl partner
Durban FilmMart gets new intl partnerArticle

Durban FilmMart welcomes Produire au Sud from the Festival des 3 Continents in Nantes, France as new partners.

19 Jul 2013

Arterial Network Zimbabwe appoints new steering committeeArticle

Following an advocacy seminar for cultural policies, sponsored by Pro-Helvetia, and held in Harare, Zimbabwe earlier this month, Arterial Network Zimbabwe hosted its first general meeting at the Bronte Garden Hotel. Following discussion of the Arterial Network Strategic Plan and Constitution the meeting concluded with the election of the new steering committee of Arterial Network Zimbabwe.

29 May 2013

Lineup for Grahamstown National Arts FestivalArticle

The 39th edition of the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown will take place from 27 June to 7 July 2013 and this year offers an exploration of deepest desires and darkest fears in its theatre programme.

19 Apr 2013

BASA crosses borders into Zimbabwe
BASA crosses borders into ZimbabweArticle

Business and Arts South Africa recently upped its African focus through a seminar convened by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ). Held at the Oliver Mtukudzi-created Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton. The focus of the seminar was trends around sponsorship in arts and culture.

31 Jul 2012

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