As we mark the 20th anniversary of our democracy and freedom, we must take a moment to reflect on the road travelled by some of the most outstanding cultural leaders to have come out of the townships.
The life and times of Bongani Tembe are a classical example that it does not matter where you come from but it is where you are going that matters. He is widely acknowledged and recognised as the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The British Council and the South African Department of Arts and Culture are launching an open call for proposals from artists and institutions to be part of the SA-UK Seasons project, a shared programme of activities, opportunities and communications. Selected proposals will receive a grant to activate existing relationships or create new connections within the arts. The call for submissions will run from 14 October until 23 November 2014.
Deadline extended: 22 October 2014
In 2011, The Nederlandse Taalunie (Dutch Language Union) and the Department of Arts and Culture entered into an agreement to collaborate in the domain of human language technology (HLT). We seek to support activities that will bring about mutual research and knowledge dissemination in HLT and to strengthen the ties and reciprocal understanding that exist between the people of Flanders (Belgium), the Netherlands and South Africa to the benefit of Dutch and all the official languages of South Africa.
The details about activities and projects that qualify for funding under this agreement are attached here.
The application form for exchange, training or meetings is attached here.
Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation in conjunction with the Gauteng Arts and Culture Council (GACC) calls on all Arts and Culture students for bursary application for the Academic year 2015.
Students will be assisted for the period of a 4 year studying cycle provided that they pass.
To be considered, applications should comply with the following criteria:
- Only South African citizens residing and studying in Gauteng will be considered for bursaries.
Discovering the deep – past, present and future
Iziko South African Museum, 6 – 11 October, 2014
Celebrate our national marine heritage at Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko). This year, Iziko will host a week-long programme entitled, Discovering the Deep: Past, present and future at the Iziko South African Museum (ISAM).
Proposed Language Policy
The Minister of Arts and Culture intends to adopt a Language Policy for the Department in terms of section 4(1) of the Use of Official Languages Act, 2012 (Act No. 12 of 2012) ("the Act").
International Translation Day (ITD) is celebrated worldwide every year on 30 September, the feast day of St Jerome, who is the patron saint of translators. The day is recognised by UNESCO and is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of translators, terminologists and interpreters to communication and interaction in every sphere, particularly in today's globalised world.
Field Bands to amaze Johannesburg
On Saturday 11 October 2014, the sounds of brass, percussion, marimbas and steel drums, combined with the flash of flags and colourful costumes will reverberate through the Wanderers Stadium in Corlett Drive, Illovo, Johannesburg, when the Field Band Foundation (FBF) holds its’ annual national championships. Six of the top field bands from around South Africa will battle for individual and team prizes before local and international judges – the culmination of many months of rehearsal and, in some cases, years, of preparation.
The 2014/2015 MGE Open Call for Proposals has been concluded. Please download the list of all successful applications by province and by category of applications. List of MGE 2014-15 Successful Projects
Please note that approval must be regarded as provisional pending:
Tell Your Story that Moves South Africa Forward
Iziko Museums of South Africa, September 2014 view photo gallery
Whether you’re from Langa, Lansdowne, Lavis or Llandudno, Iziko Museums of South Africa are inviting all communities to connect with family and friends for a fun-filled week of free entertainment and education at our museumsthis Heritage Week, from 22—28 September 2014*. Join us in celebrating our living legacy at the in_heritfestival – a multifaceted programme of guided tours, film screenings, interactive activities, displays and much more. (*Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope free on 24 September only).