Napo Masheane is among those who have benefited from the help of the National Arts Council. Read her story below.
The National Arts Council (NAC) of South Africa has awarded R23 million in grants to 116 organisations countrywide – an increase from the last funding cycle where 98 organisations received three year funding.
The beneficiaries, 108 of which work with the youth and 50 of which work with women, will receive funding for the next three years in various arts disciplines. Continue reading →
Samro Overseas Scholarships 2012 Jazz/Popular music winner Darren English – trumpet.
AT the request of numerous applicants, the deadline for applications for the SAMRO Foundation Overseas Competition has been extended to Friday, May 27. Continue reading →
Usisipho Nteyi, 2014 winner of the R 105,000 scholarship. Pic: Gareth Jacobs
THE judging panel for the 2016 Scholarships Programme, presented by the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), has been announced. Tasked with fast-tracking the lives of young performers, each of the five judges will bring expert guidance to the programme.
The panel encompasses all disciplines of the performing arts. This year, the Grade 12 triple-threat pupils will show off their singing, dancing and acting to: Talent-ETC director and award-winning producer, Jennis Williamson; multiple award-winning local and international star of the stage and screen, Terence Bridgett; actress, singer and cabaret artist, Kate Normington; South African Music Award-winning vocalist, producer and composer, Gloria Bosman; and creative catalyst and consultant, Brenda Sakellarides. Continue reading →
FOLLOWING the success of the 2016 ACT/UJ Arts & Culture Conference held in March, ACT will host one final interdisciplinary workshop on Saturday, May 14 at the Outreach Foundation’s Hillbrow Centre in Johannesburg.
Drawing on the conference theme #creativeintersections, this practical workshop, titled Movement Maker, will explore the connections between traditional and academic disciplines of fine art and dancing and redefine these boundaries by creating new disciplines and movements. Continue reading →
THE Institute for Creative Arts (ICA, formerly GIPCA) is hosting the 3rd Space Symposium: Decolonisation and the Creative Arts, from May 13 to 15 at the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus. Continue reading →
IN celebration of Africa Month, social cohesion, unity in diversity and heritage, The Playhouse Company is staging Africa Celebrates, a weekend of visual and performing arts on May 6 and 7. Continue reading →
The 2015 ImpACT Awards winners: Lindiwe Maxolo, Jessica Denyschen, POPArt, Laurie van Heerden, Letlhogonolo Nche and Benon Lutaaya at the Maslow Hotel, Sandton. Photograph: John Hogg.
THE Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is inviting nominations for the eagerly awaited 2016 ImpACT Awards, which are held annually in recognition and celebration of excellence within the arts, culture and creative sectors in South Africa.
Nominations for the 2016 ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals, sponsored by The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) and the Distell Foundation in partnership with Sun International, are now open. This year there will be a total of five ImpACT Awards to honour young professional artists. Continue reading →
In keeping with its mandate to support and develop South Africa’s arts, culture and heritage sector, The National Arts Council (NAC) has awarded 117 bursaries to arts students and tertiary institutions for 2016 through a fund allocation of over R5 million, a 10% increase from the last financial year. Continue reading →
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is calling for applications for a six-month full-time internship funded by The National Lotteries Commission (NLC). Continue reading →
Gill Brunings, director of the RSPA Theatre School is ecstatic after the organisation managed to secure a first for KwaZulu-Natal: the MTW – Musical Theatre Camp.
The camp is open to any Grade 6-12 student in KZN who want to spend three intensive days exploring the world of musical theatre guided by international musical theatre professionals. Continue reading →