TakaThuto21: safeguarding our youths’ potential through creativity

At the end of 2020, the Im4theArts Arts Education working group, which had been meeting regularly to share developments in the field, launched the TakaThuto21 campaign which intends to safeguard our youth’s potential through creativity.  We believe that the arts should be available to everyone, everywhere, and the best place to begin is in every … Read more TakaThuto21: safeguarding our youths’ potential through creativity

Im4theArts continues to mobilise – news from the provinces

Western Cape mobilises in solidarity with the creative practitioners at the NAC sit-in, KZN elects provincial committee, North West starts preparing a programme of action pending MEC’s response to issues raised, & Limpopo poised for provincial elections. Western Cape In the past month, attention has been directed towards solidarity with the creative practitioners at the … Read more Im4theArts continues to mobilise – news from the provinces

SIT-IN AT the NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL: Status Update

Artists and creative practitioners are suffering after more than a year without proper support from the national Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, and with severe mismanagement of the relief efforts that have happened so far.   While most national relief attempts have been inadequate in the face of the complete devastation of the industry over the past year, … Read more SIT-IN AT the NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL: Status Update

41 days & National Arts Council sit-in continues …

DAY 41 – MON 12 APRIL 2021 DAY 41 SURVIVOR – NAC, PAY THE PESP MONEY. ARTISTS ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE LIST OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PAID, HOW MUCH THEY HAVE BEEN PAID AND FOR WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN PAID. INSTEAD WE HAVE BEEN SERVED WITH AN EVICTION ORDER BECAUSE SOMEONE DOESN’T WANT … Read more 41 days & National Arts Council sit-in continues …

Support the arts community & join in solidarity

Iam4the Arts calls for civil society to support the arts community in South Africa and for artists to join in solidarity with those who are sitting-in at the NAC offices. STATEMENT FROM THE IM4THEARTS NSC – ARTISTS LIVES MATTER: IT’S TIME TO STEP UP Through its message #ArtistsLivesMatter, we campaign for society to step up … Read more Support the arts community & join in solidarity

Im4theArts celebrates one year anniversary with a call to artists to join!

On Martin Luther King Day 2020, the President of Im4theArts, South African opera and indigenous jazz doyenne Sibongile Mngoma stood up and said, “NO MORE!”  She created a Facebook group (Im4theArts) and invited friends and colleagues to come together and look at fresh ways that the creative industries could work together as a collective, starting … Read more Im4theArts celebrates one year anniversary with a call to artists to join!

IM4THEARTS RAISES CONCERNS REGARDING DSAC’S HANDLING OF RELIEF

PRESS RELEASE  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 the sector and in society at large. Im4theArts is highly concerned about the manner in which the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) is … Read more IM4THEARTS RAISES CONCERNS REGARDING DSAC’S HANDLING OF RELIEF