Winners of the 2018 BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard

Michelle Constant, BASA chief executive: “Making creativity and the arts drivers of economic growth and of entrepreneurial strategy.”   Taking place at Jozi’s fresh, new downtown venue, Victoria Yards, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) today announced the winners of the 21st BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard. The annual BASA Awards recognise and honour businesses …

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Business and Arts South Africa CEO steps down after a Decade

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) today announced that current CEO, Michelle Constant, has resigned and will leave the organisation at the end of February 2019. Says Andre le Roux, BASA’s chairperson: “The Board is extremely proud of what BASA, under Michelle’s excellent leadership, has achieved over the past decade. It is pertinent that the …

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Spier Light Art Festival 2018: Call for proposals

Spier will be presenting its first Festival of Light Art from 8 December 2018 – 30 January 2019. Each night over this period, visitors will be able to experience light and sound artworks throughout the historic Stellenbosch farm. Entrance is free. The Festival of Light Art plays on the word light. Creatives – including designers, …

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THE BUSINESS OF ART

  Michelle Constant is CEO at Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) – a public private partnership between the corporate sector and government’s Department of Arts and Culture, with the aim of developing strategic partnerships between the business and arts sectors in South Africa. The BASA focus remains on Shared Value as a business and …

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DAVID KOLOANE AWARD WINNERS!

The Bag Factory is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 David Koloane Award. Congratulations to Lwando Dlamini, from the Western Cape and Phemo Matlhaba from the North West Province. These young and talented artists will be working with Bag Factory mentors Pat Mautloa and Bev Butkow for a period of 8 weeks and …

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GIANT MICKEY ARTIST BRIEF

Background: 2018 is Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary year.  In celebration of this milestone we are celebrating all things Mickey, with an interactive exhibition which takes all members of the family through a fun interactive look at Mickey through the ages, starting way back with Steamboat Willie right up until today’s Mickey and the Roadster Races.  …

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PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND THE CONVERSATION ABOUT SOCIAL COHESION

  The value of public-private partnerships should be flagged and, if done correctly, rigorously defended. BASA is a successful public-private partnership, which is supported by, and supports, both the public sector, i.e. the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and around 130 private sector members including the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and other big hitters. While …

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THE BAG FACTORY HAS ONE STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT.

The Bag Factory is a professional studio space, located in the Fordsburg area. We have been operating for 27 years and have a stable community of artists from a wide variety of backgrounds. The studio space and its community strives for an open, non-hierarchical creative environment that promotes exchange and experimentation. We are looking for …

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