South African Cultural Observatory
Special unit to lift Caribbean creative industries Special unit to lift Caribbean creative industries

TRINIDAD: THE Caribbean is taking bold steps to bolster its cultural and creative economy by launching a plan to establish the Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit (CCIMU).

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Open Source: Latest research for download June 2016 Open Source: Latest research for download June 2016

Mapping the EU-China Cultural and Creative Landscape Report (2015)

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SACO, DAC interview over 200 in SAMA’s perception survey SACO, DAC interview over 200 in SAMA’s perception survey

THE SACO and DAC recently worked together to collect responses from over 200 attendees at the 22nd South African Music Awards (SAMA’s) this month.

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Counting Culture papers & presentations available online Counting Culture papers & presentations available online

IT’S BEEN just over a month since the SACO’s first national conference, Counting Culture 2016, and the initial round of papers and presentations are now available on the SACO Counting Culture 2016 conference website.

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Note from the Culturalist: CEO Note from the Culturalist: CEO

YOUTH Month brings many things about South Africa into sharp focus. It reminds us of how far we have come and how far we have to go as a country. Famous, post-war Polish poet, Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, said, ‘Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art’ reminding us that we must both value the gift of youth, but work on its vagaries to shape a work of art.

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SACO library growing, open for access SACO library growing, open for access

THE SACO is forging ahead with the development of an online resource and physical library for all academics, practitioners and others involved in the creative and cultural industries, and arts, culture and heritage.

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British Council, Connect ZA Open Call for New Partners, Projects, Spaces British Council, Connect ZA Open Call for New Partners, Projects, Spaces

THE award-winning Creative Programme developed by the British Council, Connect ZA is now getting ready for the next exciting phase which calls on applicants to submit new, never-before-funded work.

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Up-and-coming SACO researchers foster insights Up-and-coming SACO researchers foster insights

THROUGH an assortment of research opportunities, the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) is engaging young academics in arts, culture and economic studies that both develop the research capabilities of these young minds and offer fresh insights into the work the SACO is undertaking.

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BASA Launches ArtsTrack No. 7 BASA Launches ArtsTrack No. 7

BUSINESS and Arts South Africa launched the BASA ArtsTrack No. 7 to its members, at Hollard’s Villa Arcadia in Johannesburg this morning, and also gave an overview and update on the organisation’s programmes. Following this event there will be visits to the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal: on the 28th June at Iziko Rust en Vreugd Museum in Cape Town, and then in Durban.

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Youth enriched and engaged at SACO Conference Youth enriched and engaged at SACO Conference

YOUNGER delegates at the inaugural South African Cultural Observatory conference have commended the new institution for the constructive content provided in Port Elizabeth on 17 and 18 May, and for the employment opportunities initiatives like SACO offer.

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New opportunities offered via SACO Scholarship Programme New opportunities offered via SACO Scholarship Programme

THE SOUTH African Cultural Observatory (SACO) is committed to developing talented young researchers interested in pursuing a post-graduate degree related to arts, culture, research or statistics in an effort to grow the sector’s research base in alignment with the SACO Research Agenda.

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Five lessons from the #CountingCulture conference Five lessons from the #CountingCulture conference

IT TOOK two days of intense dialogue, debate, delving deep and engagement, but in many ways the tone for a new view of the creative and cultural industries in South Africa was set by academics, thinkers, creatives and practioners – who, unusually, came together to talk ‘counting culture’.

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