South African Cultural Observatory
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.”

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.

Dance Umbrella Dance Umbrella

South Africans are bracing themselves for a week-long festival of dance at the 2016 Dance Umbrella. The event, held at multiple sites across Johannesburg is an astounding collection of the country’s best dance talent. It showcases ground-breaking new genres, and top notch global collaborations in the dance sector, opening on February 25 at the UJ Arts Centre Theatre and running until March 6, 2016.


New home of Cultural Observatory New home of Cultural Observatory

THE home of the Department of Arts and Culture’s (DAC) newly established South African Cultural Observatory is strategically located in Port Elizabeth’s thriving creative hub in Central.

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