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Kickstarter kickstarts arts education in 2022

What a ride! We launched into this new year’s programme by completing 9 full days of residential training with 48 Artist-facilitators from four provinces (Gauteng, Northern Cape, KZN and Free State) in Johannesburg from Monday 10 to 18 January. The training comprised a range of skills including facilitating all four Creative Arts forms (dance, music, […]

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Matlo diotlwana: signs of sorrow or resurgence?

Lalu Mokuku “Matlo a matle diotlwana ka ntle” is a Sesotho expression that can loosely be translated to mean households are beautiful from the outside. This expression can figuratively refer to the convolution and smugness around ‘secrets’ and ‘sacred’ occurrences that shroud households. At the same time, it may reflect the protective strategies that some […]

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ON MESSED MAKE UPS AND WAKE UP CALLS

by Lalu Mokuku. On 15 July 2021, I went to listen to an audio reading of Dipalo at the vNAF 2021.  See https://nationalartsfestival.co.za/show/dipalo/ For certain occasions, like “going” to the theatre, I like putting on makeup. Perhaps it softens my being, and reminds me of the many selves I am capable of becoming. Sometimes my makeup […]

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STATEMENT ON END OF SIT-IN (ABALHALI BA SE NAC)

On 19 March 2021, Assitej South Africa pledged their support toward Sibongile Mngoma and the creatives (now Abahlali ba se NAC) for their resilience and courage in standing up on behalf of the creative and cultural industry. They staged a sit/sleep in at the National Arts Council offices since 3 March, an unprecedented action in […]

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AFRICA pays tribute to Yvette Hardie

On 23 April, Africa invited the world to zoom into the leadership and legacy of Yvette Hardie. This followed her stepping down as the President of ASSITEJ International, a role she constitutionally assumed for three consecutive terms since 2011. Welcoming the guests was ASSITEJ Nigeria Chairperson and ASSITEJ International Executive Member Pamela Udoko, who introduced […]

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Centre Stage; A Little Scientist

Caregivers and babies enter the theatre space. As nappy bags and strollers are put on the side and shoes are being removed, an atmosphere of questionable anticipation can be felt: What did we buy tickets for? Look at all these babies together, theatre for babies? What will happen? A baby boy, on his mother’s hip, […]

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Kickstarter Creative Arts Project – July Teachers’ Training

The Kickstarter Creative Arts project improves the skills of Intermediate phase Life Orientation educators in their delivery of the compulsory curriculum subject, “Creative Arts” and includes Dramatic Arts, Dance, Music and Visual Arts. ASSITEJ SA has extensively trained Artist facilitators to execute the CAPS Creative Arts curriculum in the classroom in partnership with these teachers […]

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The Assitej Kickstarter Creative Arts project

The Assitej Kickstarter Creative Arts project kicked off this January on a high note bringing together 50 artist facilitators from KZN, Freestate, Northern Cape and Gauteng.  The artist facilitators went through an intense 4 days of exploring, sharing and unpacking of topics within the creative arts CAPS document for the intermediate phase (Grades 4 – […]

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APPLICATIONS OPEN: Creative Arts Training Programme for After School Practitioners

22 December 2017 Announcement Training Creative Arts Training for After School Practitioners Please download the application form here: After School Practitioner Arts Programme_Application Form 2018.doc (doc, 1.22 MB) Programme Background The After School Game Changer (AS GC) is one of seven priority projects of the Western Cape Provincial Government. It focuses on increasing the opportunities for youth […]

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