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Encore: Daniel Van Der Merwe

Encore: Daniel Van Der Merwe

Daniel van der Merwe is a professional architect. He is part of the PPC team as an innovator. Van der Merwe is the chief curator of the PPC Imaginarium, one of SA’s largest art and design support platforms. He initiated the annual AZA (ArchitectureZA) Conference

PPC Imaginarium Awards

A penetrating work on urban soccer wins overall prize

At a gala event held at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery on the evening of 4 April 2018, upcoming young artist Chris Soal was announced as the overall winner of the PPC Imaginarium Awards 2018. The 24-year-old sculptor, a fine arts graduate from the

Supporting businesses with the creative sector

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).      Business and Arts South Africa is currently working in a diversity of countries in Africa. Of late we have been working with the British Council in Ethiopia. The

Concerts SA

Submit your Music Tour Funding Application to Concerts SA today

Planning a music tour but unsure how to fund it? Apply to Concerts SA’s Music Mobility Fund which will select new projects to support in February. Applications Deadline: Sunday 4th February 2018.      This tour support mechanism offers opportunities for professional South African musicians

Michele Mathison

Michele Mathison’s States of Emergence

Earth formations and the impact of human economic activity on the terrestrial landscape are at the heart of Michele Mathison’s latest solo exhibition, States of Emergence, which took place at WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery in Johannesburg recently. The extraction and transportation of gigantic shards of stone, across

Open Book Festival

Play a part in Open Book Festival 2017

The first authors have been announced for the seventh Open Book Festival and you can have the chance to play a part in it. Brought to you by the Book Lounge and The Fugard Theatre, Open Book Festival will be presented from 6 to 10

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 Observatory (SACO) National Conference last week. Among the most pressing are the impact of technology


#SACOConf2017 to identify trends to boost SA’s R90bn creative economy

The second South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) National Conference, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday (24 – 25 May) in Johannesburg, will strengthen the knowledge and capacity of South Africa’s creative economy to unlock higher levels of inclusive growth. Building on last year’s theme of ‘Counting Culture,’

Enormous Flowers – A New Album by Tony Cox

For the past four decades, Zimbabwean-born virtuoso guitarist Tony Cox has expressed his deepest thoughts and emotions through his family of guitars. For the past four decades, Zimbabwean-born virtuoso guitarist Tony Cox has poignantly expressed his deepest thoughts and emotions through his nimble fingers and

SANYO Call for Auditions in 2016

Audition for the National Youth Orchestra 2016

Hundreds of young musicians are expected to apply to audition for a place in the prestigious South African National Youth Orchestra 2016. The orchestra is formed each year at the National Youth Orchestra Courses and comprises the top talent South Africa has to offer. This

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