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HANDS ON! MASKS OFF! (article first published : 2008-09-7)

Hands On! Masks Off! is a new initiative of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. The Witness Hilton Arts Festival is proud to be a partner with the NAF in the first regional Hands On! Masks Off! Programme.

The Hands On! Masks Off! project aims to build the business skills of arts practitioners so that they can develop increasingly sustainable projects which become attractive to funders, sponsors and the media. The Hands On! Masks Off! project is also committed to nurturing and developing partnerships in the arts sector which assist to promote the arts as a strong vehicle to grow the diverse ways in which South African arts and cultural sector is reflected.

All performers, managements, media and businesses interested in being partners in arts projects are invited to attend. The venue for all events is the Raymond Slater Library in the Centenary Centre. Admission is free.

Workshop 1 (September 13 at 11h00, l hour): Participating in the Fringe Festival at the National Arts Festival (Grahamstown) presented by Kate Axe, Fringe Manager of the National Arts Festival. This workshop will offer information on how artists can bring their productions to the Fringe of the National Arts Festival. Covering all aspects of Fringe registration, the workshop will give insight into choosing appropriate venues, advertising the production, the importance of supplying the correct information in terms of technical requisites, number in cast, duration etc., and will explain the administrative and marketing support which the Fringe Festival offers to participants. The workshop will emphasise the responsibilities that the artists undertake in committing to participate in the National Arts Festival Fringe, as well as outline the benefits that can be gained through appearing on this platform.

Workshop 2 (September 13 at 1400 - 1 hour): Writing and Directing a play for a Festival :a practitioner's perspective presented by Craig Higginson, Dramaturge & Literary Manager of the Market Theatre. The workshop will offer first-hand experience about how aspiring writers and directors can take the plunge into the festival circuit, discussing challenges, pitfalls and best practices which can lead to a successful festival tour. Higginson will also offer information about the Market Theatre's artistic vision and cultural programme.

Workshop 3 (September 14 at 1100, 2 hours): Writing a funding proposal presented by Ismail Mahomed, Festival Director Designate and Tshepo Tsholo of BASA. The workshop will take participants through the basic fundamentals of writing a funding proposal for an arts related project. It will explore funding possibilities and offer practical exercises in how good networking skills can enhance fundraising opportunities.

Workshop 4 (September 14 at 13h30, 2 hours): Building relations with the arts media & getting maximum exposure for your festival production presented by Michelle Constant, award winning print & electronic journalist & CEO of Business Arts South Africa. This two hour workshop will offer practical and hands on guidance to production companies on how to build relationship with the arts media. The workshop will explore diverse media possibilities and explore strategies which grab the attention of the media.

A reception hosted by the US Consulate will take place on September 13 at 18h00. The US Consulate offers a diverse and rich cultural exchange programme which fosters relationships between South African & American artists and arts institutions. This informal cocktail reception will allow guests to meet the US Consulate staff and to gain an increased understanding of the cross-continental partnerships that can be formed.




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