18 May 2015

On Monday, 18 May 2015, 38 translators in Parliament attended a workshop on the use of the AutshumatPhoto_1so Integrated Translation Environment (ITE) open-source translation software in Cape Town.

12 May 2015

TWeAreAfrica_Bloghe Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in conjunction with various government departments, civil societies, and private organisations continues the Africa Month celebrations.

14 Apr 2015

Africa Month Festival of Ideas and Cultural Exchange

07 Apr 2015

The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) is partnering with the prestigious Canadian Stage in Toronto in April to present six acclaimed local productions, showcasing some of SA’s leading performers, writers, directors and choreographers in a special three-week Spotlight South Africa festival.

26 Mar 2015

The call is open to:

(a)    individuals, particularly artists and creators;

(b)    public bodies with specific responsibility for the promotion of culture and artistic creation;

(c)    non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profit private bodies whose objectives are in conformity with those of the Fund and whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation.

Priority is given to young artists and creators aged 18 to 30 years old.

Eligible activities fall under the following two categories:

-  the production of cultural and artistic works;

-  the organization of cultural and artistic events of national, regional and/or international scope contributing to the establishment of culture and development strategies and programmes.

24 Mar 2015

The Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) invites you to attend consultation workshops to review the White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage (1996).

These workshops will provide arts practitioners, administrators and workers with an opportunity to make inputs into the revised White Paper process.

1.   Background

Since its adoption in 1996, the White Paper has provided a key policy framework for the Department and the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector. It has been a pivotal document for the transformation, protection and preservation of the arts, culture and heritage sector in South Africa in pursuit of social cohesion and nation building.

23 Mar 2015
Congratulations to all the winners of South African Film & Television Awards Winners 2015  Click here to view the list
09 Mar 2015

DAC/International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Pre-Conference meeting of African Ministers of Culture on the role of Libraries in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, to be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Cape Town, South Africa, on 14 August 2015

09 Mar 2015

UNESCO launches a call for expression of interest for the expansion of an Expert Facility aimed at supporting capacity development initiatives for the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

04 Mar 2015

The 2015-2016 MGE applications are now open for submission. Please pay attention to the revised guidelines and application form. Interested and eligible organizations, companies, and individuals are hereby invited to send applications and proposals for possible financial support and partnership with the Department:

Applications will be accepted in the following three programmes: