2015 Thabo Makhetha at the South Africa Fashion Week. SAFW is one of the leading platforms for established and emerging designers to showcase their latest collections to the media and public. It is a wonderful marketing platform and is considered the place where local design talent is showcased. Kobo Ea Bohali Autumn/Winter 2016 is the latest collection from award-winning designer Thabo Makhetha’s Kobo Ea Bohali “blankets of prestige” range of winter capes and coats inspired by Basotho…
2013-2014 Children Playing – Production of Demo CD Keiskamma. Keiskamma Music Academy is an established music outreach programme in Hamburg, Eastern Cape. The Academy is based in a disadvantaged rural community and the programme is free to any student who shows commitment and enthusiasm. Keiskamma was to celebrate their achievements and market their talents by the recording of a demo CD, supported by ACT, which was be launched at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
2010-2011 Keiskamma Music Academy. The opportunity to learn to play a music instrument has huge long term benefits; together with the new skills students acquire, there is the empowering sense of fulfillment and achievement that comes with the creation of something beautiful. Ngqushwa Local municipality
2015 Rooted to the Soil. The project is a theatre production with two female actors in collaboration with a percussionist and a poet creating global storytelling without losing its South African feel. The goal was for the project to tour schools in disadvantaged areas in the Eastern Cape.
2015 Masifunde Visual Arts Programme. Arts education for the youth towards professional development: The purpose of the project was to train talented school-going youth from Walmer Township within the field of visual arts (painting, drawing, pottery). Training was be held twice per week and facilitated by an experienced arts teacher. The visual arts group showcased their art work at schools and art exhibitions and also had an opportunity to sell their work and receive some income
2015 “3D_Scene” is an interactive, education-based, visual art exhibition conceptualised to coincide with SciFest Africa 2015 with the theme of "The Year of Light." “3D_Scene” centres on pairs of photographic prints presented stereoscopically, a technique that creates or enhances the illusion of depth (3D) in two dimensions (2D) without specialised equipment. It is for printing these images and for an accompanying educational flyer that funding is provided for by ACT and Nedbank Arts…
2015 Wish You Were Here is a high-profile, high-visibility series of exhibitions of artworks featuring in Nelson Mandela Bay. It is a coordinated effort between specific members of the NMB artistic community with the goal of promoting both the NMB and local visual artists. Sponsorship from ACT was ring-fenced for the marketing of the project.
2013-2014 Jetty SCOUR is an art-film that will premiere at the National Arts Festival 2014. It will document through imaginative re-enactment, the arrival of the “human-transporter”, a replicated 19th century cane-woven lift used in Algoa Bay to transport settlers to and from ships at sea. Jetty SCOUR will be filmed on site at the Port Elizabeth cargo port.
2013-2014 Dynisty Entertainment is an independent record label and media company whose core business is focused on music production, the creation of digital content, marketing and publishing. Based in the Eastern Cape it was founded in 2007 by Emmanuel Aboagye, a local record producer. Together with the grant from ACT, Dynisty Entertainment embraced digital advancements and use them as a tool to build sustainable careers for artists by creating an online platform
2012-2013 Coming Clean by Cassandra Wilmot, is a mixed media installation that aims to address and express ambivalent feelings or notions of loss arising particularly in the absence of a comprehensive narrative or history.The grant from ACT was utilized during the development stages and the exhibition was open in Grahamstown in February 2013.
2012-2013 Nelson Mandela Arts Incubator Programme The Nelson Mandela Museum Arts Incubator Programme is a platform aimed atequipping young and emerging artists from the Eastern Cape with both creative and business management skills. The grant from ACT assists the Incubator Workshops with developing a breed of successful artists who is able to produce good quality art, and manage their careers in a professional fashion.
Dance Spectrum The Recipient has been awarded a once-off grant from ACT in the amount of R 000 (Ten thousand rand only) in support of ubsidizing the transport fees for 15 learners as well as accommodation at the NAF.
2011-2012“Life! Stage to Paper,” Paul Greenway has been the official photographer for Ubom! Theatre Company for eight years. This a photographic exhibition that coincides with the tenth anniversary of Ubom!. This exhibition reveals a personal endeavor of photographing theatre productions and in-studio portraiture for Ubom! Publicity and marketing material. ACT, through the support of a development grant, shares in the visual celebration of the group at the NAF, from the 28th of June