National Arts Council launches ArtSpeak 2010

The NAC will host ArtSpeak 2010 on Wednesday, 10 November 10:00 at Museum Africa, Newtown. Topic: Arts Festivals: A boon or a noose for artists?

Annabell Lebethe: NAC CEO said, “The ArtSpeak events provide a platform and a free-expression space for all players in the cultural and creative industries to interrogate issues which are pertinent to their lives as artists. At the NAC, we regard artists as creative entrepreneurs and critical partners in building a dynamic creative sector.

“As an agency of the Department of Arts & Culture, the NAC’s vision is to play a tangible and active role in nurturing strong partnerships with creative entrepreneurs. In our role as a funding agency, we all have a responsibility to contribute to creating a vibrant sector which offers sustainable bedrocks for creative endeavour”, continued Lebethe.

Panellists speaking at the ArtSpeak 2010 event include:
– Andre Le Roux: GM Endowments, South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) – Georgina Thompson: Artistic Director: Dance Umbrella

The ArtSpeak 2010 dialogue event will be facilitated by creative arts journalist and author, Bongani Madondo.

The ArtSpeak dialogue platform is online at: http://www.facebook/artspeak2010 . Artists are encouraged to participate in the topics online after the ArtSpeak 2010 event.

Entry to ArtSpeak 2010 is free of charge. Account:
Carol Maluleke
011 838 1383
083 326 0523


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