Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) CEO, Marcus Desando participated in a podcast hosted by The One Podcast on the 7th of April 2020 discussing: IS THE ARTS SECTOR READY FOR (COVID-19) CHANGE? 15 May 2020

By |2020-11-17T09:14:17+02:00May 15th, 2020|Advocacy, New Media|

Podcast Participants: Interviewee - Marcus Desando (ACT CEO) Interviewer - Peter Sibeko (SEAfrica Founder) Podcast link: In this episode by The One Podcast ACT CEO, Marcus Desando discusses the current status of the Arts & Culture Trust as an organisation under lockdown and addresses various issues impacting the arts sector at large during



By |2020-04-19T11:48:46+02:00Feb 15th, 2018|Advocacy|

ACT AND SAMRO PRESENT A MASTERCLASS BY SOUTH AFRICAN ICON AND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT WINNER DOROTHY MASUKU. The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites SAMRO members to attend an afternoon masterclass with the legendary singer/ songwriter Dorothy Masuku. Tapping into a wealth of knowledge, Masuku will speak to South African musicians about her experiences, sharing wisdom


ACT | UJ unlearns how to conference

By |2020-04-19T13:31:28+02:00Jun 21st, 2017|Advocacy|

#CreativeUprising, the 5th ACT | UJ Creative Conference will engage with South African Art Education in its current state and possible future. This iteration of the conference is about unlearning and rethinking how we do things and present things. From curating a conference to how we talk about art education in South Africa, the aim


Call for papers: Visual Cultures of Race and Animality

By |2020-04-19T13:54:58+02:00May 29th, 2017|Advocacy|

The human/animal question has surfaced in the Humanities with a sense of urgency. The themed issue of Image & Text on “Visual Cultures of Race and Animality” aims to develop this multi- and interdisciplinary interest from transnational and/ or African vantage points. Questions about the figuration, and framing, of the human, demonstrate that what ‘the


Call for nominations for the 2017 ACT Awards

By |2020-04-19T14:18:22+02:00May 12th, 2017|Advocacy|

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is inviting nominations for the eagerly awaited 2017 ACT Awards, which are held annually in recognition and celebration of excellence in the arts, culture and creative sectors in South Africa. Lifetime Award recipients 2016: From left – Johnny Clegg, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Albie Sachs, Dr. Wally Serote, Penny Siopis