Conference 1: 011 712 8426
Conference 2: 011 712 8427
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Secure parking is available opposite Entrance 1 of UJ Kingsway campus. Guests will be required to present their tickets to security and will then be escorted on the short walk across the pedestrian bridge to the Arts Centre Theater or the UJ Art Gallery.
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is South Africa’s premier independent arts, culture and heritage funding and development agency. Through the Professional Development Programme, ACT provides support for all expressions of arts and culture, including literature, music, visual art, theatre and dance, and the support extends to festivals, community arts initiatives, arts management, arts education and arts administration. More than just a funding agency, ACT is a proactive proponent of the arts in South Africa. Annual ACT Awards, for example, recognise the significant contributions made by artists towards the development and advancement of arts and culture in South Africa. ACT also makes available three performing arts scholarships, to the combined value of R315 000, through its Scholarships Programme. To receive updates follow ACT @actorgza on Twitter or like the Trust’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arts-Culture-Trust-ACT/162339817162875.
UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA) at the University of Johannesburg, produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes aligned to the UJ vision of an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. A robust range of arts platforms are offered on all four UJ campuses for students, staff, alumni and the general public to experience and engage with emerging and established Pan-African and international artists drawn from the full spectrum of the arts. In addition to UJ Arts & Culture, FADA (www.uj.ac.za/fada) offers programmes in eight creative disciplines, expanding these fields beyond their traditional boundaries through internal and external collaborations. It has a strong focus on sustainability and relevance, and engages actively with the dynamism, creativity and diversity of Johannesburg in imagining new approaches to art and design education. Equipped with state-of-the art, custom-built facilities, the Faculty is staffed by highly regarded academics, architects, artists and designers. For regular updates on the UJ Arts Centre follow @UJArtsCentre on Twitter or visit http://www.uj.ac.za/arts
SAMRO (South African Music Rights Organisation) FOUNDATION is involved in outreach programmes and sponsorship of the arts. The SAMRO Foundation (NPC) is an independently registered not-for-profit company that manages the Corporate Social Investment (CSI) and music education programmes of the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Group.The main objective is to create and maintain an environment in which the arts in South Africa may flourish. This includes giving broad support to composers, musicians, and arts organizations in South Africa. Over the course of more than half a century, SAMRO has invested more than R100-million in supporting and nourishing the South African cultural landscape through bursaries, scholarships, commissions, the preservation of music heritage and other industry enrichment projects. This makes SAMRO one of the oldest, most consistent and most generous corporate funders of the arts in general, and of music in particular. Given its status as the largest music rights organisation in Africa, with some 12 000 music creators and publishers as members, SAMRO is also an active and vigorous participant in the country’s broader cultural life. Through the SAMRO Foundation, the organisation maintains an influential presence in areas ranging from arts advocacy and cultural policy matters to legislation involving the protection of intellectual property and the creative economy, in South Africa and across the continent.