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African Voices Integrated Into Global Discourse on Arts & Culture

Proceedings at the 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture concluded today, 25 September 2009 on a philosophical note.

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The 4th World Summit on Arts & Culture 2009

The 4th World Summit on Arts & Culture 2009

On the evening of Tuesday 22 September 2009 the National Arts Council of South Africa and IFACCA hosted the opening ceremony of the 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture.

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The NAC mourns the Loss of Zakes Mokae

The NAC mourns the Loss of Zakes Mokae

It is with regret and sorrow that the NAC learnt of the passing of Zakes Mokae on Friday, 11 September 2009. A true African cultural icon, Zakes was an influential artist and is best known for thought-provoking plays such Master and the Boys, opposite John Kani, which won him a Tony award for his performance in 1982.

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NAC delegation attended conference in Ghana (ICACD)

The NAC attended the International Conference on African Culture and Development (ICACD) which was held in Kumasi, Ghana. During this conference the NAC hosted a seminar on “Funding Model within the African Context”.

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Bubbly Bosoms

Bubbly Bosoms

Bubbly Bosoms combines the performance elements of classic South African music, powerful singing voices and gripping storytelling to construct the tale of ten women from different backgrounds brought together by their stokvel membership.

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National Arts Council appoints CEO to drive new strategic vision

The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) announces the appointment of Ms Annabell Lebethe as the new Chief Executive Officer.

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National Arts Council launches script development initiative for theatre at National Arts Festival in Grahamstown

So you think you can write? – A theatre script development initiative for first time writers created by the National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) will be launched at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown on Wednesday 8 July, 2009.

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NAC Board and Management Gears Ahead

On Thursday, 5 – 7 February 2009 NAC held its strategy review and implementation planning session at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel in Vereeniging. This was following council’s decision at their annual board meeting held in November 2008.

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NAC launches two special projects at the National Arts Festival 2009

The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown is abuzz with South African and international artists and festival goers. The National Arts Council (NAC) is a premier sponsor of Africa’s biggest annual artistic showcase, the National Arts Festival. This year, the NAC has funded over 45 productions showcasing at what is proving to be one of the most popular festival editions with sell-out shows daily.

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NAC Funds Students from the Vaal University of Technology (VUT)

NAC Funds Students from the Vaal University of Technology (VUT)

The NAC presented two cheques to the value of R180 000 during the annual student showcase of VUT held at their campus on 21 November 2008.

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Special Company Funding Award Ceremony

The NAC hosted an award ceremony for beneficiaries of the Special Company Funding in the North West Province.

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NAC celebrated the life and legacy of O.R Tambo

National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) participated in the programme that celebrated the life and legacy of O.R Tambo

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Northern Arts Festival

NAF was established during 2007 with the stated objective of celebrating the heritage and culture of, Nelson Mandela Bay, especially the Northern Area and bridging the divide between community development and the Arts.

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