Thursday, July 31, 2014

Free Marketing Workshops For Musicians in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg



Music Professionals invited to attend Marketing in the Arts Master Classes

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) and Concerts SA, under the auspices
of the SAMRO Foundation, present Marketing in the Arts Master Classes.

The free two-day master classes for musicians, managers, promoters
and music venue owners will be hosted in Johannesburg, Durban
and Cape Town by Concerts SA and the Arts and Culture Trust (ACT).
The aim is to provide participants with marketing and entrepreneurial skills
and knowledge. It will cover both theoretical and practical tools of marketing
and give participants a broad overview of marketing in the arts with a focus
on music as well as offer practical suggestions on advancing their careers,
organisations, music venues or bands. Each class will include panel
discussions with leading marketing practitioners in the music industry
operating in the respective cities.

“The master classes are intended to build on the successful marketing
workshops presented in December 2013 and form part of a planned series
of workshops by Concerts SA. We are pleased once again to partner with
ACT in presenting them in the three main urban centres of South Africa.
This skills-building initiative is an extension of Concerts SA’s work which
broadly aims to support development of the live music sector. A key focus
for the project is to create regular, sustainable live music performance
platforms, and the proactive engagement of musicians and venues to build
audiences is essential in this quest to build stable and active live music
circuits,” says Nailla Dollie, Project Manager of Concerts SA.

The master classes are part of the ACT Building Blocks Programme, which
aims to increase the capacity and sustainability of South African arts and
culture organisations, practitioners and artists. “Through the Building Blocks
Programme, ACT contributes to and strengthens local organisations through
cultural planning, technical assistance, master classes and other developmental
efforts and we are pleased to once again partner with Concerts SA to contribute
to the development and capacity building of the music industry,"
says Pieter Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer of ACT.

The master classes are free of charge and will take place on the following dates:
Cape Town - Friday 19 September to Saturday 20 September
Johannesburg – Friday 26 September to Saturday 27 September
Durban – Friday 03 October to Saturday 04 October

Participants will be required to attend both full days of the class,
complete an assignment and will receive a certificate once all requirements
have been met. Space is limited for each master class; interested and eligible
practitioners are encouraged to submit their applications by no later than
Thursday 14 August at 12:00. To apply, please click here

For more information contact Karabo Legoabe on 011 712 8410 or
send an e-mail to karabo@act.org.za.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Free Events In Durban from Saturday in line with UIA 2014 Durban



There are some free events happening in Durban all around the
big Architect's Conference.



Frameside Industrial Lounge (FIL)

plus a taste of

SanKofa Book & Design Fair Durban

Open Source Open City Open Season

‘SANKOFA Writing with the Future writing with the Past’

KwaMuhle Museum courtyard – 130 Bram Fischer Road (formerly Ordnance Road), Durban

FREE ENTRANCE

Sat 02 – Sat 09 August 2014

Mon-Fri: 11am – 3pm * Sat: 10am – 12noon * Sun: closed

Parallel Projects endorsed by the International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress Durban

Green Heart City Book & Design Boma

A meeting place for writers, illustrators, publishers, literary agents, booksellers, designers, architects and social entrepreneurs to network and exchange ideas trending on the literary and design landscape. KwaMuhle Museum will serve as the Nerve Centre for Boma activations. Key elements include The Frameside Lounge,Open House Durban Photo & Sketch ExhibitionWord Garden with TreeNotes, and Caravan of Wordswhere writers will craft stories on ‘Durban and Democracy’. The KidZone will feature Life Size Scrabble, storytelling and character role-plays from African folktales. The Freedom Word Mobile – Kunene Wagon will be stationed at the Book & Design Boma and promote an African Writers’ Museum.

*coffee chat ‘n chill @ the FIL*

 Open House Durban

An artetexture showcase of 20 Durban structures through the photographic lens and the sketch block – to promote the idea of creative economy. A competition will be launched to encourage UIA 2014 delegates and the public to take photos or make sketches of the selected buildings. Entries will be displayed in an Open House Durban Photo & Sketch Exhibition at the Book & Design Boma. Winners will be announced at a prize ceremony during UIA 2014.

20 Structures – Open House Durban 2014

  1. City Hall Durban
  2. Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus
  3. Surrey Mansions
  4. Diakonia Centre
  5. Addington Children’s Hospital
  6. Phansi Museum
  7. KwaMuhle Museum
  8. Mazisi Kunene Museum
  9. Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World
  10. The Playhouse Durban
  11. Alliance Fran├žaise de Durban
  12. Royal Natal Yacht Club
  13. uShaka Marine World
  14. Moses Mabhida Stadium
  15. Enterprise Building
  16. Old Station Building
  17. Emmanuel Cathedral and adjoining historical cemetery
  18. The Bat Centre
  19. Rossburgh Fire Station
  20. Las Vegas apartment block, North Beach


Mobile Pop-Up Book Bench with Deaf Pavement Poets

‘Parks 4 Read’ is an ongoing initiative that is held in a park setting. BunnyKats, leprechauns, and Irish rag doll Bridie Beag exchange integrated tales to encourage a love for reading and drawing. This is achieved with the assistance of local writers and artists interacting with the public and sketching BunnyKats reading miniature classics on the BooK Bench. Hearing and Deaf Pavement Poets will write and perform poetry covering 20 years of democracy in South Africa and what it means.


Presented by Green Heart City Movement

Contact Mikhail Peppas, Sanabelle Ebrahim, Nomvula Sikakane





Monday, July 28, 2014

New Fashion Store Opens In Umhlanga & Review of Fashion Week



A new fashion store opens in Umhlanga on Thursday.  The owner Genna-Wae Webster has put a lot in to the launch and she even has Shannon Hope performing for the opening.  The good news is you are all invited. There will be loads of specials.


Opens at 6h30pm. 

Review of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town

Luxury vehicle brand Mercedes Benz and African Fashion International (AFI) they were on it once again to bring you the 2014 Cape Town Fashion Week at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) .

The show took three-days, the festival granted top-notch South African designers, both legends of past and up-and-coming creative – a platform to unveil their 2014 spring/summer collections.

27 of the country's top designers presented collections in 15 shows over three days 

From firm fashion favourites to emerging artists, the shows featured everything from glamorous garments, ready-to-wear pieces, wedding couture and the latest developments in menswear. Apart from the established names in the business, the annual couture conference affords young designers the opportunity to dazzle audiences with their fresh ideas and share the runway with the elite crew of trendy exhibitors.

and it looks like it was a fashion week to remember,and all the fashion gurus that were going to show case were ready as ever, everyone was talking about it as it was the only thing trending on twitter,today is the last day of the event and everyone liked what they saw,as the fashionistas were showing us what's going to be on trend this coming spring. 

Ruald Rheeders show-everyone said the show was refreshing his collection had lots of pastels,polka dots,floral prints and the swim wear was to die for.

Split Milk-used lots of colors and patterns

Michelle Ludek - the show was painterly and graphics inspired.

Gavin Raja's show was full of japanese inspired and featherly ensemble. 
It looks like every designer gave it all and the function was a success

Review by Andiswa Mkhize
Fashion Writer
Find her on Twitter - @zimdola_84116

Sunday, July 27, 2014

All the winners from Durban International Film Festival and ECR goes on Tour



All The Winners From The Durban International Film Festival 2014

The full list of awards is as follows:
BEST FEATURE FILM: Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako
BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM: Salvation Army by Abdellah Taia
BEST DIRECTION: Noaz Deshe for White Shadow
BEST SCREENPLAY: Love is Strange written by Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Sofian el Fani - Timbuktu
BEST ACTOR: Ibrahim Ahmed - Timbuktu & Tony KgorogeCold Harbour
BEST ACTRESS: Chi Mhende - Love the One You Love
DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARD FOR ARTISTIC BRAVERY: Petter Brunner - My Blind Heart
BEST SA DOCUMENTARY: Miners Shot Down by Rehad Desai
Special Mention: Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me by Khalo Matabane
BEST DIRECTION IN A SOUTH AFRICAN DOCUMENTARY: I, Afrikaner by Annalet Steenkamp
Special Mention: Fatherland by Tarryn Crossman
BEST DOCUMENTARY: A World Not Ours by Mahdi Fleifel
BEST SHORT FILM: Out of Place by Ozan Mermer
BEST SOUTH AFRICAN SHORT FILM: Keys, Money, Phone by Roger Young



The East Coast Radio Breakfast Tour Continues

PMB


Darren and the Kearsney boys.

Richards Bay


Comedy Evening with Darren Maule at the Waterfront 

Next Stops
28 July - Monday - Eshowe
29 July - Tuesday - Florida Road


Article by +Fred Felton 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Highlights from Workshops at The Durban International Film Festival 2014


Notes From Filmmakers Workshops At DIFF 2014

One of the many workshops at DIFF 2014
They had many workshops at the Festival and at Durban Film Mart (DFM) these were some of the highlights:

DFM Masterclass

  • 'We are the stories we tell.' 
  • 'What makes stories compelling?'
  • 'Good stories deal with consequences.' 
  • 'A hollywood film made in another country will be of lesser quality.' 
  • 'The key element in a film is emotion.' 
  • 'Emotion is closely related to conflict.' 
  • 'A story begins when there is some elements of conflict.' 
  • 'Something unusual must happen.' 
  • 'Arthouse cinema does not mean boring.' 
  • 'As a writer you can play around with options.' 
  • 'You can get more mileage out of suspense as opposed to surprise.' 
  • 'How much info are you going to give the audience?' 
  • 'Find a sales agent before you go to a film festival, then when you get to the film festival you have a strategy. 
Co-Production - Germany
  • If you have a German crew member you have a better chance to get German Co-Production Funding!
  • Co-Production is a marriage.
  • At a film festival you should network and build relationships and contacts.
Feedback from Provinces - Useful Links
Notes on Submitting Applications for Funding
  • With how much care do you submit your proposal?
  • The project description and the treatment are very important when you apply for funding.
  • Try send in a trailer if you can.
  • If people read your script can they imagine a film or see it as a film?
Useful places to look for funding for your movie or documentary

Article and Image by +Fred Felton 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Videovision Entertainment to sponsor distribution prize at Durban FilmMart



Videovision Entertainment returns to the 2014 DFM

In this day and age South Africa is becoming a talented and well esteemed place for up and coming production companies, it is now South Africa’s time to shine.

Videovision Entertainment, South Africa’s premier film and Distribution Company is set to attend the Durban FilmMart, on the 18 – 21 July 2014 at the Elangeni Tsogo Sun Hotel in Durban, to present their esteemed R75 000 distribution prize to the Best South African Film Project.

Videovision Entertainment, headed by well-known producer Anant Singh, is a Durban based company which is celebrating 25 successful years in the film industry. Specializing in a variety of operations, Videovision Entertainment is renowned for their work in South Africa as a leading film and television production distributing to media, live entertainment and film studios.

With each passing year that flies by, the ties strengthen between Videovision Entertainment and DFM; Africa’s leading co-production and finance markets for filmmakers in Africa. This year not only marks the 5th edition of the DFM, but it also commemorates this loyal four year partnership; “Our association with DFM aligns itself to our company’s vision of providing a platform for the South African film industry both locally and abroad,” says Videovision Entertainment’s Head of Communication and Media Nilesh Singh.

Attending the 2014 Durban FilmMart, is CEO Anant Singh, Director of distribution and acquisition Sanjeev Singh, Financial Manager Robert Naidoo, Head of Communications and Media Nilesh Singh and Editor Sigeshan Reddy.

Each year, Videovision Entertainment sponsor’s a prize known as the “Five Fingers for Marseilles” produced by Sean Drummond and Michael Matthews, who were last year’s recipients of the Videovision Entertainment distribution prize. This award will assist them in ensuring release and distribution throughout South Africa once the ‘Five Fingers’ film is completed early next year. Producer Michael Matthews will use the Videovision Entertainment prize money to develop top notch marketing material, including behind the scenes, featurettes, artwork and online social marketing.

What makes this year’s DFM special, Videovision Entertainment intends to sponsor the same opportunity to a film project with R75 000 worth of distribution assistance. “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Best South African Film Project. The objective of our sponsorship is to help nurture upcoming filmmakers and support them in having their films distributed in South Africa,” says Nilesh Singh.

“Partnerships are crucial to achieving DFM’s goals and objectives. The Videovision award presents these filmmakers with an incredible opportunity to break into the market place with the backing and support of one of South Africa’s longest running distribution companies. We are truly appreciative of Videovision’s consistent and generous support in promoting African cinema,” says Durban Film Office’s Toni Monty.


For more information on the DFM go to www.durbanfilmmart.co.za, to register for DFM visit the delegate registration desk at the Elangeni Tsogo Sun Hotel  from today until Monday 21 July at 08h00 to 16h00.

Article by +Lauren Immelman  

Friday, July 18, 2014

Free workshops for writers, producers and directors at Durban International Film Festival



Free Workshops For Writers, Producers and Directors At Durban International Film Festival



There are loads of free workshops for cast and crew and also free movies for you to see at The Elangeni Hotel, The Hub of the Durban International Film Festival 2014.

Here are some of the weekend highlights:

Saturday 19 July 2014

  • African Initiatives - Suite 5 - 9am - Update from various organisations on film initiatives set to contribute to growth and development of African film.
  • Tele-Dialogue - Suite 3 - 9am - An initiative created to outline and develop the television industry in KZN and Africa.
  • The Films That Made Me - Suite 2 - 9h30 - Rear Window
  • NFVF Engagement with the industry - Suite 5 - 10am - Hear about developments from the National Film and Video Foundation.
  • The changing landscape of distribution in Africa - Suite 5 - 2pm - Opportunities for distribution in Africa.
  • Writer's Tools: From Concept to Pitch - Suite 3 - 2pm - Join Janet van Eeden for an entry-level workshop looking at formats and conventions as well as pitching scripts. 
  • Co-Production Lessons - Suite 5 - 3pm - Case studies from African producers in relation to co-production in and out of Africa.
  • African Initiatives - Suite 5 - 4pm - Various organisations show film initiatives set to contribute to growth and development of African film.
Sunday 20 July
  • Co-production Forum with Italy - Suite 5 - 2pm
  • NFVF In Conversation - Suite 5 - 10am - Opportunities for locations and service industry.
  • Updates from Provinces - Suite 5 - 2pm - Panel discussion from provincial state agencies involved in the development of film in SA.
  • NFVF New Programmes - Suite 3 - 2pm - Upcoming programmes aimed at SA Filmmakers.
  • Window to the World with Global Markets and Festivals - Suite 5 - 4pm - Opportunities for showcasing films at other film festivals.
  • SAGE Industry Discussion - Suite 3 - 4pm - Discussion between SA editors around post production.





Thursday, July 17, 2014

Opportunity for people in agriculture-related business in South Africa


Opportunity for people in agriculture-related business in South Africa

Have you started your own agriculture-related business, but are still looking for ways to improve and expand your knowledge? We’re seeking aspiring agribusiness entrepreneurs from South Africa for a new exchange opportunity!
Ideal applicants for this program are emerging entrepreneurs in agriculture and related fields.
Applicants should be between 25 to 40 years of age and have no previous travel to the U.S.; women and marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be accepted until July 30, 2014, and successful applicants will be invited to travel to the U.S. for a five-week experience in early October through early November.
This two-way educational exchange program, organized by the US Government and Oklahoma State University, will create professional relationships and learning experiences for selected African entrepreneurs.
During the Entrepreneurial Fellows’ stay in Oklahoma, they will participate in an orientation to learn about U.S. history and culture, technology and social media, business development, and customer service.
At the beginning of their second week, each Fellow will be paired for a three-week job-shadow experience with successful businesses, organizations, not-for-profits, government agencies and educational centers around Oklahoma.

Application can be completed online at - http://goo.gl/oniwzX
For more information about the project, please visit - http://goo.gl/5koomQ

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Things to do in Jozi for Mandela Day



THINGS TO DO FOR NELSON MANDELA DAY





“Make a positive difference in someone’s life. Be a change maker, join the Community’’ –Nelson Mandela

He became Nelson Mandela and shook the world. A passionate man who had    sacrificed his life for a country that needed him. His sacrifice not only served his own nation but served the world and made a difference. This goes back to following his footsteps, by getting involved on Nelson Mandela Day; this means an opportunity to do something good through acts of kindness that restores dignity to others.

Nelson Mandela Day is celebrated internationally as a symbol of citizenry and community service. Johannesburg individuals, companies and organisations are planning on a variety of activities for Nelson Mandela Day on the 18th of July and throughout the month in honour of the man himself. The Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa will have the opportunity to host 540 Fluor South African employees on Nelson Mandela Day “meals in memory’’ meal packaging event at Sandton Convention Centre on the 18th of July.

Nelson Mandela Foundation is hosting an event on the 17th of July. UN My World in support of Nelson Mandela. It is a youth participation programme meant to get the world youth to contribute in how they want to shape the future. This UN lead campaign will come to South Africa this July and also to Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day and Mandela’s belief of inclusive contribution.


On the 18th of July Nelson Mandela Day Freedom Ride is taking place on Nelson Mandela Bridge, from Johannesburg to Soweto at Vilakazi Street where Nelson Mandela once lived, with donation of bicycles to children. Mandela Day is not only about doing good but it is about service therefore take action, inspire change, and make everyday a Nelson Mandela Day.


Article by +Molly Dimpho 


Monday, July 14, 2014

Ladies Are In For A Treat At Ster-Kinekor and Events Around South Africa


Ster-Kinekor has another Girlfriends' Getaway lined up for the ladies.


Wed 16 July at 7pm.
Booking Essential Call 082-16789



Castle Milk Stout Taste Experience at Taste of Durban
When: 25-27 July 2014
Where: Suncoast Casino, Durban
Tickets: From R100 at https://www.itickets.com/ or at the door
Visit the Castle Milk Stout stand at the Taste of Durban where a brand ambassador will guide you through a tasting experience of the rich, full-flavoured taste of Castle Milk Stout. There will also be cocktails –chocolate and hazelnut stout and an espresso stout - made with Castle Milk Stout, available for tasting. To gain entry to the Castle Milk Stout Taste Experience, festival goers must first purchase a Castle Milk Stout.


Theatre

The Baxter Theatre Centre and Mopo Productions, in association with the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown present

FISHERS OF HOPE
Cast: Mncedisi Shabangu, Shaun Oelf, Phillip Dikotla, Lesedi Job, Phillip Tipo Tindisa
Written and directed by Lara Foot
Assistant director: Mncedisi Shabangu
Design: Patrick Curtis
Choreographer: Grant van Ster
Lighting: Benever Arendse
Researchers: Nina Swart, Miyere Miyandazi, Mncedisi Shabangu
From the writer/director of the acclaimed productions Tshepang, Karoo Moose and Solomon and Marion comes a brand-new work, Fishers of Hope, by the multi-award-winning Lara Foot, who teams up with researchers Nina Swart and Masai warrior Miyere Miyandazi.
Through magical realism and a score richly textured with authentic Kenyan music, the story is brought to life by a dynamic cast led by Mncedisi Shabangu, who played the role of the storyteller in Foot’s Tshepang.
Special offer of R50.00 per ticket  (To qualify for this special discount, please contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962, e-mail sharon.ward@uct.ac.za.)

DATES:-
10 Jul - 2 Aug (Starts: 7:30 pm)
Additional Performances:
17 Jul - 11:00 am (Fully Booked)
19 Jul - 2:00 pm
23 Jul - 11:00 am
31 Jul - 11:00 am
PRICES:-
Previews & Matinees R110
Monday - Thursday R120
Friday - Saturday R140
Students, senior citizens & block bookings 10+ R100
UCT Staff Less 15%
UCT Students at Baxter Box Office R25

For discounted corporate, schools or block-bookings, charities or fundraisers, contact Sharon on 021 680 3962, emailsharon.ward@uct.ac.za.


Inspiring NEW opportunities...for sustainable GROWTH
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
9th & 10th September 2014
The 2014 SEAexpo (Showbiz, Entertainment and Arts Expo), a part of the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival, is Africa’s exhibition and conference show that connects inter-related creative industries under one roof for sustainable growth. The show primarily brings together a cross section of industry practitioners and opinion makers from TV, film, music, fashion, media, visual arts and crafts, theatre, etc. to network, showcase and share the latest game changing business Developments.

Showbiz Entertainment Arts Expo - Members Connect and WIN!
Is your organisation looking for great marketing opportunities? The 2014 SEAexpo (Showbiz Entertainment and Arts Expo) presents to you a fantastic opportunity to WIN an exhibition stand. This is a unique opportunity to connect with industry peers and captains of industries and this is how you can enter:
It’s simple - list your organisation on the SEArch App for FREE before 01 August 2014 and you could be exhibiting at the SEAexpo (Sci – Bono, Newtown) on 09th & 10th September 2014.
Click here for competition rules.
Who should exhibit at the 2014 SEAexpo? Check it out.
It’s a WIN WIN situation: List your organisation on the SEArch App for FREE and stand a chance to be amongst the exhibitors at the SEAexpo.
For more on the expo visit our website or please contact our offices.


This Edition by +Fred Felton 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Auditions and Jobs and Arts Projects, Calls for Proposals - GoetheOnMain 2015, Infecting the City 2015



Castings 

The Lion King Auditions
Dance auditions included this time!
Word Of Mouth Pictures, Disney Theatrical Productions official casting company in South Africa, once again calls on all singers and professionally trained dancers for open call auditions.

Singers between the age of 18 and 30, No previous experience necessary.
DURBAN - JULY 12th - Venue: Playhouse Company
JOBURG - JULY 19th - Venue: Bassline, Newtown

Dance Auditions
(Strictly those who have been trained in Morden and Ballet dance only)
JOBURG - JULY 19th - Venue: TBA
DURBAN - SEPTEMBER 06th - Venue: TBA
CAPE TOWN - SEPTEMBER 10th - Venue: Artscape


Station Manager
Cape Town TV (CTV) is a non-profit, free-to-air community television station licensed to serve
the greater Cape Town metropolitan area. CTV is committed to providing community access to
the powerful medium of television as a tool to promote human rights and social justice.
CTV is looking for a passionate, committed individual to lead the organisation in the next
phase of its development towards the achievement of its long term goals. The candidate
should have a keen understanding of the role of community media as a tool for social change
and be comfortable working in an NGO environment.

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae including three contactable referees and 
a letter of motivation (no longer than one page) on or before 13 July 2014 to 
jobs@capetowntv.org


The NAC has limited funding available to support 6-8 Special Projects of national significance that strengthen the arts and meets the enhanced strategic goals of the NAC for the period 2014-2018.
Closing date: 31 July 2014
Outcomes date: 30 September 2014
To this end we are inviting project proposals from organisations that have capacity and a proven track record in implementing large projects or programmes that grow or transform the sector in one of the following areas:
  1. Capacity development for arts organisations poised for growth to support the creation of job opportunities
  2. Women in literature, performing or visual arts
  3. People in the arts living with disabilities
  4. New work for and/or with youth that develop and extend audiences
Special consideration will be given to projects that have a mentoring component.
Prospective recipients of funding should have the capacity to utilise the funding
with integrity and comply with the principles and practices of sound governance, 
within the required timelines.
Conditions for funding:
  • All relevant sections of the application form must be filled in completely
  • All requested documentation must be submitted with the application form
  • Applications must be submitted on or before 31 July 2014.
Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered at all 
and no exceptions will be made. Application forms are available here:

Open call for proposals: GoetheOnMain 2015
Non-commercial, artist-run project space / project ideas for exhibitions, workshops, events and performances can be handed in until 15 August 2014.
The Goethe-Institut is known worldwide for promoting intercultural engagement through fostering dialogue and exchange in the arts. GoetheonMain was developed by the Goethe-Institut South Africa and launched in May 2009 at Arts on Main in Johannesburg as a non-commercial, artist-run project space – an exceptional free platform in a city where cultural spaces are either commercially or governmentally managed. The multi-disciplinary GoetheonMain has since hosted a wide range of exhibitions, workshops, events and performances; including visual art, literature, film, music, dance and theatre projects



Infecting The City - Call for submissions 2015
The Africa Centre is calling for proposals for Infecting The City Public Arts Festival that will be held from the 9th – 14th March 2015.
Infecting The City unfolds on the streets and various other public spaces in the Central Business District of Cape Town. The Festival provides an unusual opportunity for art, music, dance and performance to leave the confines of theatres and galleries to engage with or disrupt Cape Town’s daily activities. The Festival's programme challenges audiences, pushes boundaries, shifts perspectives and helps to make sense of the public spaces we occupy.
After its most successful year in 2014 with 54 productions, 440 participating artists, and 32,000 audience members, this call is for works from two categories: New Works and Restaged Works. Visual, performing artists and practitioners from other disciplines are invited to submit. The work can be a full ensemble piece, intervention, live performance, installation, video, totally interactive or some other form newly imagined. All works should translate to or work within a public environment, and actively engage intentional and incidental audiences alike.

For more details about the call, time frames and process http://www.infectingthecity.com/2014/cape-town/call-for-applications-2015/

The deadline for this submission is the 15th August 2014 at 17h00. The short list will be released in mid-September 2014. 


This Edition by +Fred Felton