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

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