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Book Your Place at the 2022 National Public Art Conference

written by BAZ-ART
on the 15, Feb, 2022

LET’S RETHINK SOUTH AFRICA’S CREATIVE SECTOR TOGETHER

To book, fill in this FORM  and select which of the following events you would like to attend.

The 2022 National Public Art Conference aims to unite South Africa’s creative sector through facilitating in-depth discussions with leaders in the field. The conference hopes to discuss contemporary topics that affect the sector at large and the current challenges and opportunities faced by today’s creatives.

The 2022 National Public Art Conference consists of different activities, namely 6 roundtable discussions, a seminar series and a street art masterclass. 

  • The 6 roundtable discussions feature some of the leading experts both nationally and internationally. Come listen to an in-depth discussion between panelists and engage with them during the Q&A. Light refreshment will be served afterwards. Some of the panelists include Bjorn van Poucke from Belgium, Lot Kafesu (Goethe-Institut), Jacquelene Friedenthal (The Embassy of Switzerland to South Africa), Professor Francois Viruly (UCT) and Alexandre Tilmans (Baz-Art)
  • The 3 seminars aim to develop up-and-coming creatives’ entrepreneurial skills to ensure that they can thrive in the sector. 
  • The 2022 National Public Art Conference concludes on Friday 25 February with a one-of-its-kind street art masterclass with German duo, Case Maclaim. 

Please see an outline of the conferencing activities below:

Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable 1: Urbanism and Culture

A discussion centered around taking the local culture into consideration when designing urban spaces and how public art can assist therein to ultimately create a thriving community. Panelists will include Professor Francois Viruly (UCT), Kevin Mutia (ICLEI) and Robin Jutsen (City of Cape Town). The conference will officially be opened to the public by Alderman Smith.

Date: 22 February

Time: 9:00 – 11:30

Venue: The Boardroom at Cartel House, 113 Loop street, Cape Town

Roundtable 2: State of the Arts: A Reflection on South Africa’s Creative Section

A reflection on the current state of South Africa’s creative sector and the challenges and opportunities it faces. Panelists include Magdalene Minnaar (Cape Town Opera), Mirna Wessels (Spier Arts Trust), Sophia Welz (ConcertsSA/ South African National Youth Orchestra/  Brixton Light Festival), Richard Kilpert (Zeitz MOCCAA), Robin Jutsen (City of Cape Town) and Tebogo George Mahashe (Michaelis School of Fine Art/ Convenor of Connect South Africa).

Date: 28 February

Time: CLOSED SESSION

Venue: The Boardroom at Cartel house, 113 Loop street, Cape Town

Roundtable 3: Art and the Cryptoverse

An exploration of art and the possibilities for the sector made possible through the cryptoverse. What do artists need to consider? Which policies can help the creative sector thrive in the digital age? Panelists include Jeanne van der Merwe (Cur8), Jacqueline Friedenthal (Embassy of Switzerland to South Africa), Ahren Posthumus (Momint), Gerhard Human and Takunda Chirema (UCT)

Date: 24 February

Time: 9:00 – 11:00

Venue: The Boardroom at Cartel House, 113l Loop street, Cape Town

Roundtable 4: Art in the Digital Age

A discussion on art in the digital age and how artists can navigate the new possibilities and challenges thereof. Panelists include Elmarie van Straten (Cur8), Bjorn van Poucke (The Crystal Ship/ All About Things/ Ruby Gallery, Arno Visser (VirtualStaX) and Charl Bezuidenhout    (WorldArt).

Date: 24 February

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Venue: Selective Hearing, 189 Buitengracht St, Cape Town

Roundtable 5: Link Between Art and Youth Development

An in-depth discussion on the incredible potential for personal and social development arts training can provide children and young adults. Panelists include Sbonakaliso Ndaba (Sbondaba Dance), Paul Griffith (V&A Waterfront/ Helen O’Grady Theatre School SA), Lot Kafesu (Goethe-Institut/ Cav’/ German Embassy) and Richard Kilpert (Zeitz MOCCAA).

Date: 25 February

Time: 9:00 – 11:00

Venue: The Boardroom at Cartel House, 113l Loop street, Cape Town

Roundtable 6: Capturing Interactive Community Input in Public Art

A discussion on how communities are involved in the process of artmaking and the value thereof for social and community development. Panelists include Bjorn van Poucke (The Crystal Ship/ All About Things/ Ruby Gallery), Zolitha Magengelele (The Cook’s Table) and Sophia Welz (ConcertsSA/ South African National Youth Orchestra/  Brixton Light Festival).

Date: 25 February

Time: 13:00 – 15:00

Venue: The Boardroom at Cartel House, 113l Loop street, Cape Town

Seminar Series

Seminar 1: Marketing for Creative

This in-depth workshop will be presented by Dennis Molewa – renowned social media- and digital marketing wizard. This workshop is specifically designed for creatives to optimize their visibility, reach and engagement.

Date: 21 February

Time: 13:00 – 15:00

Venue: The Boardroom at Cartel House, 113 Loop street, Cape Town

Seminar 2: Financial Management and Fundraising for Creatives

A lecture by Alexandre Tilmans on financial management for creatives. Topics like how to budget for big creative projects, how to split funding over complex project action lines and how to report on it will be discussed. Fundraising strategies will also be elaborated on. 

Date: 22 February

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Venue: The Boardroom at Cartel House, 113 Loop street, Cape Town

Seminar 3: Project Management and Reporting for Creatives

A lecture by Alexandre Tilmans on how to plan and manage creative projects and how to report on it like a professional.

Date: 23 February

Time: 18:00 – 19:00

Venue: Selective Hearing, 189 Buitengracht St, Cape Town

Masterclass

Masterclass with Case Maclaim

A unique street art masterclass presented by world-renowned street art duo, Case Maclaim. Let them show you their techniques to help you express your creative intentions.

Date: 25 February

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Venue: ZerO21 Rooftop, 160 Sir Lowry Road

Spaces for all the sessions are limited. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment by filling in this FORM. We look forward to hosting you at this very exciting conference!

One Reply to “Book Your Place at the 2022 National Public Art Conference”

  1. Love to attend. Since the creative industry has been and is still challenged to recover since the Covid-19 pandemic. We shall overcome

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