A
 
Web www.artsmart.co.za
A R T S M A R T
arts news from kwazulu-natal

dance
www.artsmart.co.za
enquiries@artsmart.co.za
 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
 

NB: as of 23 September 2008, all new artSMart articles are being published on the site news.artsmart.co.za.

SATI INAUGURAL MEETING SUCCESSFUL (article first published : 2008-07-24)

The Southern African Theatre Initiative (SATI) has declared the inaugural Gauteng Theatre and Dance Indaba a resounding success, producing stimulating debate and concrete recommendations to take the country’s cultural industries into the future.

The two-day conference, held in June 7 2008 at Museum Africa in Newtown, marked the start of a national consultation and research process undertaken by SATI, supported by the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC). Following the Gauteng event, eight more provincial indabas will be held around the country over the next six months.

Over the weekend, theatre and dance practitioners elected a task team to pursue recommendations that emerged from the indaba’s plenary sessions. They will represent Gauteng at the National Theatre and Dance Indaba in November, where task teams from all nine provinces will present their submissions to DAC and a national task team will be chosen.

Gauteng’s two five-member task teams, for dance and theatre respectively, are comprised as follows: Dance: Georgina Thompson, Jane O’Neill, Lucky Ratlhagane, Fundeka Ramorula and Thembinkosi Nkabinde, and Theatre: Thapelo Motloung, Martin Koboekae, Bongani Linda, Phyllis Klotz and Warren Nebe.

These indabas form part of DAC’s national research and consultation process among key stakeholders in the various provinces, and the issues raised will inform policy and future interventions in the arts sector to ensure its development and sustainability.

The key research areas are transformation, networking, compliance, human resource development, local market development, and funding versus sustainability.

Says Mpho Molepo, director of SATI and the National Community Theatre and Education Network: “It was heartening to witness arts practitioners from different disciplines coming together and unifying for a common cause – the development of our sector. Through these indabas we are hoping to foster more constructive engagement between the performing arts and Government, to enable our cultural industries to flourish and prosper.”

For more information on forthcoming indabas, contact SATI on 011 838 8932, or e-mail info@sati.org.za




 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
a co-production by caroline smart services and .durbanet. site credits
copyright © subsists in this page. all rights reserved. [ edit ] copyright details  artsmart