PACOFS an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture steps into the future with first-ever Indaba

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09 Apr 2014

The Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) is stepping into the future with it’s first-ever Artists Indaba.

Taking place at the Sand du Plessis Theatre at PACOFS’ Bloemfontein complex on April 12th, the milestone event presents a unique opportunity for performing arts stakeholders in the province to become part of the new era of PACOFS.

The latter began with the confirmation of Teboho Macholo as CEO and the appointment of veteran actor, Jerry Mofokeng as Artistic Director earlier this year. Its aim is the development and production of performing arts in a way that serves Free State audiences and beyond. The new era of PACOFS is also set to play an increasingly important part of the Department of Arts and Culture’s primary objective of laying the foundation of greatness.

“This Indaba is a platform for us to articulate our plans and for our stakeholders to express their wishes and aspirations and we are encouraging as wide a participation as possible,” says Macholo. Among the plans to be presented by PACOFS on April 12th will be the year’s programme and the many partnerships that have already been brokered by Macholo and his team with the likes of the Central University of Technology CUTS) and the SABC.

The Artists Indaba is also the first time that the artistic community of the Free State will be able to engage with Mofokeng.

“I’m very excited about the chance to meet as many players and stakeholders as possible,” says the veteran actor of the upcoming Indaba.

“Of course, I am excited to bring my skills and expertise to PACOFS and share my vision for the coming years. But, equally, it’s important that I get to know the people and organizations that drive the arts in this province. Only when we have a shared vision will we be able to take PACOFS into the future and make our mark as a performing arts establishment to be reckoned with, nationally and even internationally.”

The PACOFS Artists Indaba is a significant event on the national performing arts stage and is set to mark the start of the Free State becoming a significant national player.

The event will unfold as follows:

Venue: Sand Du Plessis Theatre at PACOFS.
Date: Saturday, 12 April 2014.
Time: 09h30 till 15H00. (Lunch will be served).

For more information contact: email: or 051 447 7771, 079 875 5381 or visit

Issued on Behalf of the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS)