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!

Election Update: National Officials Nominations

The Interim Steering Committee of Im4theArts has received 6 nominations for the seven positions as National Officials (the executive) on the NSC, coming from 5 provinces, 4 men and 2 women. The date for nominations closed on 2 September 2020. We do not have sufficient numbers yet to call an election. We are aware that … Read more Election Update: National Officials Nominations

Winter School 2020

The Im4theArts Winter School was a response to members’ needs for capacity-building. This pilot event ran from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 June 2020 offering 12 short courses of 270 minutes, divided into three sessions of 90 minutes on three consecutive days. The early mornings were devoted to introductions to the creative industries in each discipline … Read more Winter School 2020

Live stream video: call-to-action

Sibongile Mngoma expresses her anger & frustration at the ongoing carelessness of the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, as he calls a press conference at an inaccessible venue in Port Elizabeth, effectively impeding access to artists in the area. Sibongile calls artists to action to take their talents to Minister Mthethwa’s press conferences … Read more Live stream video: call-to-action

Open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa

Dear Mr President, You are the highest power in South Africa. The top executive. We have a big problem. Open Letter: Sibongile Mngoma26 JANUARY at 09:53 Facebook Profile Wall Post Dear Mr President You are the highest power in South Africa. The top executive. We have a big problem. In the ’80s and ’90s, we … Read more Open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa