South African Cultural Observatory

Mapping Study - Visual Arts and Crafts

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Mapping Study - Visual Arts and Crafts In 2014, the South African Department of Arts and Culture (DAC, 2014) commissioned a Mapping Study of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs), conducted by the research consulting company, Plus 94. A definition of CCIs based on the UNESCO (2009) cultural domains was used and included: Cultural and Natural Heritage; Performance and Celebration, Visual Arts and Crafts, Information, Books and Press; Audio-Visual and Interactive Media; and Design and Creative Services. The study estimated that there are between 25 000 and 30 000 CCI organisations in South Africa. A random sample of more than 2500 of these organisations was then interviewed by telephone. Results reported here are based on this data.
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