Back by popular demand after a critically acclaimed season at the Playhouse in 2016, We Are Still Marching returns to the Playhouse Drama Theatre from May 24 to 28 for schools at 10 am, and for the public on Saturday, May 27 at 7.30 pm and Sunday, May 28 at 2.30 pm as part of The Playhouse Company’s New Stages season. Continue reading
ACT scholarship recipients, from left, Tamzin Williams, Virtuous Kandemiir and Robin Castle. Photo: John Hogg
Johannesburg’s iconic Market Theatre was abuzz both on and off the stage when performing arts matriculants were granted scholarships to pursue their dreams at tertiary level.
Six triple-threat scholars acted, danced and sang their way through the finals and all walked away with funding from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), supported by the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Organisation (DALRO) and the Nedbank Arts Affinity. Continue reading
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) will revisit the epicentre of 1940s and 50s South African jazz and blues culture at their 19th annual ACT Awards. The Sophiatown-themed affair will honour cultural icons and newcomers while delighting guests with stellar entertainment. Continue reading
Ashraf Johaardien. Photo: Jan Potgieter
Playwright and arts administrator, Ashraf Johaardien, has been appointed as the executive producer of the National Arts Festival, a newly created role aimed at taking South Africa’s premier arts event boldly into the future. 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 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
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
More than fifty passes to attend the ACT/UJ Conference, sponsored by the Mzansi Golden Economy, will be made available to creative practitioners from across the country. Continue reading
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) and UJ Arts & Culture invite expressions of interest to partner and/or present papers at the ACT | UJ Conference in March 2016. Continue reading