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
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
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!
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
In a groundbreaking development, a #Im4theArts #ArtistsLivesMatter Call-to-Action document lists, for the first time, the crux of what is crippling the local arts industry. Press Release Thursday 27 February 2020 In a groundbreaking development, a #Im4theArts #ArtistsLivesMatter Call-to-Action document that lists, for the first time, the crux of what is crippling the local arts industry, in particular the … Read more Artists Take To The Streets: First Ever National #Im4theArts Call To Action!
South Africa’s artists have always been at the forefront of people-centric social justice movements. The voices of artists have a huge impact when advocating for fellow citizens. Press Release: Kgauhelo Dube 6 February 2020 South Africa’s artists have always been at the forefront of people-centric social justice movements. The voices of artists have a huge impact … Read more Introducing #Im4theArts: Artists challenge DSAC to fix industry
It took a courageous and talented woman with integrity to call out the failures of the South African government in the arts and culture sector. David Forbes28 JANUARY 2020, 20h00 PRESS RELEASE, Facebook Wall Post It took a courageous and talented woman with integrity to call out the failures of the South African government in … Read more Major Rebellion brewing in arts and culture sector