South African Cultural Observatory

Data

The SA Culutral Observatory's collection of measuring statistics for the social, economic and cultural dimensions is guided by the UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics (2009).  Through this and other data collection methods, the SACO seeks to produce a single local set of measures that will be internationally comparable and defined. The UNESCO FSC is a detailed tool for organising, measuring and classification of cultural statistics.


SA Cultural Observatory Biographical Data Survey 

The South African Cultural Observatory has developed a basic biographical form that can be used to collect data/ information on the makeup of the South African Creative & Cultural Industries/ Arts, Culture and Heritage sectors from the perspective of individuals and businesses operating across them.

We would like you to fill out this form so that you can be added to our database.

The information you provide us with will enable the South African Cultural Observatory to send you our research updates and papers, notifications on new reports released, regular industry news, information on our upcoming workshops, events, conferences and so much more!

Please note that the South African Cultural Observatory is compliant with South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act, the law regulates the Processing of Personal Information. We promise you we will not share your information with any third parties, will protect the information provided, and are using this information for the specific purpose of meeting our mandate to better understand the South African creative economy.

Please take the survey by clicking the link below: 

Biographical Data Survey

 

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