CALLING ON THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA
On Martin Luther King Day 2020, South African opera and indigenous jazz doyenne Sibongile Mngoma stood up and said “no more!” She created a group and invited friends to come together and organize new possibilities – starting with information sharing towards class actions to bring corrupt arts administrators to account.
She struck a nerve! South Africa’s artists have had enough.
So here we are! We want South African Arts to thrive. Let’s build! We invite ideas, we celebrate diversity, inspiration and passion. We ARE the creative solution. And we envision a just society in which the contributions of the arts to human, social and economic development are recognised and supported.
If you’re a creative industries worker or a supporter of the arts who wants meaningful change in the South African cultural and creative industries, join our movement today.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
Im4theArts is a vehicle to mobilise
- people working in the arts, and
- people who love the arts,
to participate actively in bringing meaningful change in the cultural and creative industries and in society at large.
To read more about the movement’s aims & objectives, download the full document here …
Im4theArts is a vehicle to mobilise artists and people who make their living within the cultural and creative industries to participate actively in bringing about meaningful change within our sector and in society at large.
To read more about the movement’s principles, legal standing and general structure, download the full constitution here …
OUR NATIONAL OFFICIALS
President: Sibongile Mngoma
Chair: Karabo Kgokong
Deputy Chair: Yvette Hardie
Secretary: Thami aka Mbongo
Treasurer: Hedwig Barry
Bridget van Oerle
Our Provincials Reps:
Western Cape: Naren Sewpaul
Eastern Cape: Sivu Giba
Northern Cape: Letlhogonolo Nche
North West: Tiego Shametja
Kwa-Zulu Natal: Lerato Belinda Molemong
Free State: Lebo Leisa
Gauteng: Mohammed Ali; Lerato Dhlamini Thooe; Bailey Snyman
Mpumalanga: Theoddore Mohlala
Our Working Group Convenors:
Capacity Building – Kristi-Leigh Gresse (Co-convenor)
Arts Education – Angelo Mockie (Convenor); Janet Lindley (Co-convenor)
Cultural Policy – Eriel Huang (Convenor)
Comms – Calum Stevenson (Co-convenor)
Sustainability – to be elected