As part of Career Guidance Month and National Disability Rights Awareness Month, the National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) will focus on fighting unemployment through art, with a career-focused campaign. As part of this campaign, the NAC will host its first annual Career Fair, a virtual event that will create awareness about career opportunities within the arts community.
Participants will discuss the challenges faced in their professional journeys, how these challenges were/are being overcome, how their experiences shaped their careers and what lessons they have learnt from them. Moreover, the established professional will provide tips and recommendations on professional development to the younger/emerging professionals.
This important conversation will be facilitated by marketing strategist, designer and researcher Gontse Mathabathe. Panellists will include Social entrepreneur Clement Mleya; fashion curator and academic Erica de Greef; researcher and independent curator Gcotyelwa Mashiqa; the founder and Executive Director of the Zikulise Community Upliftment Project NPC Julie Jonson; award-winning comedian Kedibone Mulaudzi; interdisciplinary artist and fashion designer Lesiba Mabitsela; CEO of Moving into Dance Nadia Virasamy; inclusive dance teacher & Artistic Director at UNMUTE Dance Nadine Mckenzie and; writer and publisher Mokete Mosia.
The event will take place on Thursday, 18th of November 2021 from 12 pm until 2 pm and will cover all aspects of and careers in art. The event will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be broadcast live on NAC’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
To RSVP, email Gontse Mathabathe at email@example.com
Read more about how you can fight unemployment through art, by clicking here.