In conversation: Women CEOS in Creative Industries.

Unpacking the challenges and complexities of being a woman CEO in the Creative sector.  Welcome and ChairPresident, Im4theArts In conversation Nadia BulbuliaCEO, National Assoc of Broadcasters Lara FootCEO & Artistic Director, Baxter Theatre Centre Dawn RobertsonCEO, Constitution Hill Nadia Virasamy CEO Moving into Dance Wednesday 5 August from 19h00 – 20h30 live on the Im4theArts … Read more In conversation: Women CEOS in Creative Industries.

The Role of the Artist in Complex Times 

What is the role of the artist in society? Should art be for art’s sake? For Im4theArtsMusa HlatshwayoDancer, Interim Steering committee member: Im4theArts ChairMichelle ConstantBroadcaster, Student, Board Member and Consultant – all round Generalist In conversation Blessing NgobeniVisual Artist,Standard Bank Young Artist Award (2020) for Visual Arts Nduduzo MakhathiniArtist, scholar, healer and Improvisor Mariapaola McGurkArtist … Read more The Role of the Artist in Complex Times 

Artists and Mental Health

During Covid, many people are turning to the arts for their mental health. But what about the Artists themselves? How do artists take care of themselves, when livelihoods and purpose are under threat at this time?  WelcomeSibongile MngomaInterim Steering Committee: Im4theArts ChairWarren NebeDrama for Life In conversation Nsamu MoongaMusic Therapist Nolubabalo RaniStoryteller, literacy activist Mojalefa … Read more Artists and Mental Health

Gender based violence in our society and within the arts: How do we address these?

WelcomeBridget van OrleInterim Steering committee member, Im4theArts. ChairNomboniso Gasa. In conversation Given SigauqweGender Justice Communications and Strategic Information(CSI) Unit Manager.  Kwanele FinchMovement Specialist, Artists and Choreographer    Sara ChitamboCo-spokesperson for SWIFT. Yusrah BardienBelieves in Equality,Writer, Administrator, Human Wednesday 8 July from 19h00 – 20h30 live on the Im4theArts Facebook Group 

The Copyright Amendment Bill: What should we be lobbying for?

President Ramaphosa has sent the bill back to Parliament for amendment, with the Performers’ Protection Bill; what does this mean for the creative industries premised on intellectual property?  WelcomeSibongile NgomaInterim Steering Committee member Gauteng: Im4theArts ChairLebogang NgwatleArts administrator In conversation Collen DlaminiExecutive Director: Future Managers Refilwe NkomoDirector, VANSA Owen SalmonIP specialist andmusician on the side … Read more The Copyright Amendment Bill: What should we be lobbying for?

Art and protest: the role of the arts and artists in our contemporary world

Can art change the world? Much has been written about the contribution of the arts and artists to the struggle against apartheid.  COVID-19 has laid bare – yet again –  the disparities within our society. What is the role of artists and of the arts in contemporary South Africa? How do the arts perpetuate or challenge social inequalities?     … Read more Art and protest: the role of the arts and artists in our contemporary world

Our hopes, anxieties, and vision: Young creatives speak

WelcomeShabnam Palesa MohamedISC: Im4theArts HostKarabo KgokongISC: Im4theArts In conversation Aphiwe MpahleniDancer Choreographer Teacher Kline SmithTheatre Director Performer, Playwright, Educator Lebo LeisaPlaywright, Director, Producer, Arts Administrator Mandisi SindoActor, Director, Curator: Artivist Shack Theatres Innovator, Director: KASI RC Neo DisekoMultidisciplinary Visual Artist Rea MoetiTV / Film Writer & Director  Tuesday 16 June , 11:00 —13:00 

Would a basic income grant benefit the arts?

The coronavirus crisis has decimated income streams for many working in the arts and culture sector, particularly freelancers and independent contractors.  Many of government’s relief packages exclude workers in this sector and even those that do include them, require tax certificates and other bureaucratic means testing for them to qualify.  Other social sectors have campaigned … Read more Would a basic income grant benefit the arts?

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