The Art Of Resilience

Programme – Online & in person regional & national workshops – free to all this Spring. Personal Resilience (3 – 5 September). Entrepreneurial Resilience (11 – 12 September). Creative Resilience (18 – 19 September). Financial Resilience (25 – 26 September). PERSONAL RESILIENCE ENTREPRENEURIAL RESILIENCE CREATIVE RESILIENCE FINANCIAL RESILIENCE

Thank you Abahlali: a new era is born

30 April marked the end of our freedom month and the 59th day of unprecedented protest in the arts fraternity. Since March 3, Sibongile Mngoma and other creatives (now Abahlali base NAC) initiated a sit-in at NAC seeking answers to the maladministration with regards to the disbursement of PESP funding (view the sit-in timeline here). … Read more Thank you Abahlali: a new era is born

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

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