South African Cultural Observatory
From the Partners From the Partners

Research and creative thinking can change the world. This means that academics have enormous power. But, as academics Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr have warned, the overwhelming majority are not shaping today's public debates.

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

It’s been a rapidly moving start to the year at the South African Cultural Observatory and momentum is certainly propelling us forward. It’s almost unbelievable that the second quarter of the year is upon us, but looking back much has been achieved that is already setting the tone for the coming months.

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

Although already in the public domain for over a year now, the KEA and Kaiser Associates Report, Trade In Creative And Cultural Goods And Services – EU-South Africa CCIS Development, is still highly relevant to the South African creative and cultural industries.

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ACT Awards ACT Awards

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is inviting nominations for the eagerly awaited 2016 ImpACT Awards, which are held annually in recognition and celebration of excellence within the arts, culture and creative sectors in South Africa.

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What are cultural observatories and how do they work? What are cultural observatories and how do they work?

Does the act of observing change the behaviour of the observed? This key question is in the background as work being done on South Africa’s first ever Cultural Observatory gains momentum and the foundations for the Observatory of the future are laid.

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Rapid Response Teams Necessary for Conflict Zone Conservation Rapid Response Teams Necessary for Conflict Zone Conservation

EGYPT: Abdel Hamid Salah el-Sharief arrived at the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, Egypt to confront a glittering sea of broken glass.

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SACO Conference SACO Conference

The South African Cultural Observatory invites arts and culture practitioners, academics, professionals, academics, researchers and all those associated with the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) in South Africa to attend and contribute where appropriate to: ‘Counting Culture: The Cultural and Creative Industries in National and International Context.’

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Cultural Observatory research agenda, rationale and M&E tools discussed at National Workshop Cultural Observatory research agenda, rationale and M&E tools discussed at National Workshop

The first national South African Cultural Observatory workshop took place on Friday, 19 February at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Johannesburg. Industry players gathered to hear the vision and motivation for this initiative, ask questions, and voice concerns.

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Word from DAC Word from DAC

DIRECT FROM THE MINISTER'S DESK: “The only hope is in the creation of alternative values, alternative realities. The only hope is in daring to redream one's place in the world - a beautiful act of imagination, and a sustained act of self becoming. Which is to say that in some way or another we breach and confound the accepted frontiers of things.”

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

A new study published by EY in collaboration with the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), titled, “Cultural Times – The First Global Map of Cultural and Creative Industries” analysed 11 Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) sectors: advertising, architecture, books, gaming, movies, music; has for the first time quantified the global economic and social contribution of this important sector.

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Creative Growth Creative Growth

CHINA: Hangzhou’s cultural and creative industries generated 223.21 billion yuan (US$34.88 billion) in 2015, up 20.4 percent from the prior year, according to a recent white paper from the municipal government.

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From the Partners From the Partners

There is growing international interest in the potential of the cultural and creative industries to drive sustainable development and create inclusive job opportunities. An indication of this is a recent set of UNESCO guidelines on how to measure and compile statistics about the economic contribution of the cultural industries.

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