Demystifying arts advocacy: priorities & strategies

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Demystifying Arts Advocacy

Posted by Yvette Hardie on Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Alison Lazarus 

  • MA Cultural and Media Studies
  • Consultant in the education, peace-building and developments sectors.
  • Taught Drama in the 1980s at high school level, contributed to curriculum development for formal education, initiator of community theatre initiatives.
  • Currently  focused on integrating arts, peace and development in her work with parties in conflict and in facilitating courses in conflict analysis, negotiation and mediation on the continent
  • She supports peacemaking and enhancing community and organisational healing and strengthening through Zakheni Transformative Arts Centre and Bonfire Freestyle Theatre company

Delia Meyer 

  • Facilitator, writer and performer
  • BA Dramatic Arts Degree from Wits University and attained her Master’s Degree in Applied Theatre from Steinhardt, New York University, specialising in Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal.
  • Social justice ARTivist and change agent: awarded the Ford Foundation Fellowship to continue her studies. 
  • Over 20 years’ experience as a facilitator, and uses various techniques including “Deep Democracy” and “Intercultural Dialogue” methodologies. The work has taken place in many different communities in SA, and some in NYC. 
  • Presently, a part time educator at UCT and UWC, and designs and leads processes in Emerging Artist training; Improv for Life; living a creative life; leadership and community building; conflict resolution, and inclusivity. 
  • Delia is Creative Director of the Playback Theatre group, Bonfire Freestyle Theatre Company
  • Her Live Art revolves around personal history and ancestral guidance, as well as indigenous identity politics.

Wandile Molebatsi

  • Co- founder Coal Stove Pictures 2007
  • Producer: This Day In History (SABC2), Kelive, Lucky Numbers, Tooth and Nails; Near ME Move ( Dance: International distribution); 
  • 13 part Drama Series : SABC: Thula’s Vineyard (SAFTA nomination), Guilt (2018), iKani (2018)
  • Fiction State: Silvertone Seige( George Molebatsi’s liberation story), Mapungubwe (Story of the Golden Rhino) – 2020

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