South African Cultural Observatory

Call for input: Mapping Study on Museum and Fashion Sectors

BY 30.03.21

The French Embassy and French Institute in South Africa (IFAS) have initiated a mapping study of the creative and cultural industries in South Africa, with an initial focus on the museum and fashion sectors. The aim of this study is to develop a digital platform/tool that can be used by local and international audiences who want to gain a full understanding of how these industries are structured, who the relevant players are, and what kinds of projects those players could be contacted for. In line with the roles of the French Embassy in South Africa and IFAS, it hopes to catalyze possible partnerships and help bring people together on a local and international level.

The digital platform will include executive summaries of these two sectors, drawn from the learnings of this mapping study. In addition, there will be a profile section that gives brief information about the key players, businesses or institutions in these sectors, with their contact information. All of this information will be collected through the questionnaires linked below.

We thank you in advance for your participation.

Museums questionnaire: https://forms.gle/LMjoBZYwYdeWYzeV8

Fashion questionnaire: https://forms.gle/dA9HAVLsW1fLGKtM6

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