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Empowering the creative economy

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is committed to optimising the creative industries’ impact on social and economic growth and has implemented many programmes since the advent of democracy

Editor's Note

Inside Creative Feel

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine Recently I was accused by some arts practitioners who had had their funding applications turned down of not using Creative Feel

SACO

Going beyond

The South African Cultural Observatory will host its third annual national conference in Nelson Mandela Bay in March 2018. The impact of new technologies and the restructuring of popular culture

#SACO2018 first call for papers and presentations

The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) invites all local and international academics; industry professionals and practitioners; public managers and intellectuals; researchers and consultants; private sector sponsors and practitioners; NGOs, organisations

SACO

Beyond the creative economy?

It is conference planning season for the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO). This means an intense review of the trends and research emerging from the creative and cultural industries (CCIs)

SACO

#SACOConf2017 – it’s a wrap!

THE #SACOConf2017 was a real celebration of the current and future potential of the creative economy. Please enjoy this special edition newsletter which focuses on highlighting some of the speeches

SACO emerging trends

Emerging trends from #SACOConf2017

There are a number of core trends and burning issues influencing the global and South African creative economy – some of which were explored at the second South African Cultural

NAC

20 years of enabling the arts

In 2017 the National Arts Council (NAC) celebrates 20 years since it was instituted, and over the years has seen how the local creative community come together to form a

SACO calculator

Calculated Output

The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) has just launched a ground-breaking and invaluable tool for South African event and festival organisers looking to quantify the economic impact of events –

SACO Domain Workshops

SACO Domain Workshops a Complete Success

The first of several South African Cultural Observatory or SACO domain workshops kicked off on August 18. About 40 representatives of the Mpumalanga arts, culture and heritage community joined in tackling

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