The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT), in partnership with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Arts & Culture, will present the second ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference entitled, 'Creative Currencies: accessing opportunities in an expanding marketplace' from 6-8 August 2013.
The conference, to be hosted at the UJ Arts Centre in Johannesburg, will focus on commercial and trade aspects of cultural and artistic endeavour in South Africa and further afield.
Arts and culture practitioners, government officials, civil society organisations and enterprises in the creative industries are invited to attend presentations of case studies, research, panel discussions and debates.
Knowledgeable local and international speakers and panelists will cover a wide range of topics related to making the creative industries commercially viable hubs for job creation. Content will go beyond trade and exchange in economic terms but look at it from a multi-dimensional perspective, which includes the interchange of ideas, research, information and knowledge.
This year's conference has attracted participation and support from a number of influential players in the arts and culture space, including the European Union (EU), British Council, the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) network, Arterial Network South Africa and the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA). This year, the conference will also include an expo component administered by the Cultural Development Trust. Media partners include SAFM, the Mail & Guardian and Classicfeel Magazine. ACT also acknowledges the invaluable support of Santam, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), SAMRO Foundation and the Distell Foundation.
Registration closes 19 July 2013
Applications for conference internships
Applications invited by 30 April 2013
Applications due by 10 May 2013
Applications for sponsored registrations
Applications invited by 02 May 2013
Application due by 31 May 2013
More information will be available after 02 May on the MEDIA page of the ACT website.
Call for applications to present at the conference
Applications invited by 07 June 2013
Applications due by 31 May 2013
More information will be available after 07 June on the MEDIA page of the ACT website.
Call for SA Arts & Culture Listing submissions
Submissions invited by 06 June 2013
Submissions due by 28 June 2013