SA Handbook on Arts and Culture Launches in Johannesburg

The recently published 2015/16 edition of the South African Handbook on Arts and Culture will finally make its way to Johannesburg.

The Handbook -an indispensable information source for contemporary arts and culture practitioners - will be launched at the NAC on Thursday, 12 November at 18:00.

With kind support from the National Arts Council and various other corporate sponsorship towards the realisation of this important business tool, the African Arts Institute are pleased to make this publication available in the City of Gold.

All arts practitioners, arts organisations, funders, government entities, businesses interested in supporting the arts, are invited to attend.

National Arts Council CEO, Rosemary Mangope will briefly update guests on the latest NAC developments, including the appointment of new council members, who will be in attendance.

Published by the African Arts Institute, the Handbook includes chapters on: National, provincial and local government departments responsible for arts and culture; National, provincial and local public sector funding agencies; Private sector sponsors of the arts; International agencies engaged in the local arts and culture sector; Local festivals and events in each discipline; Media outlets (print, electronic and web-based); Institutions engaged in education and training in arts and culture; Competitions and awards in each discipline; African countries and details of their UNESCO Commissions to establish contact with their arts and culture stakeholders; names and contact details of key professional bodies and networks, specialist agencies and sources of information in Arts management and creative industries; Cultural Policy; Cultural Tourism; Craft; Dance; Design, Fashion; Film; Heritage, Literature; Music; Theatre and Visual Art, as well as a chapter on miscellaneous information like the contact details of political parties, constitutional bodies such as the Public Protector, business organisations, etc. (See attached Contents Page for more information).

Comprising almost 400 pages, the aim of the Handbook is to provide users with sufficient information to act in their respective interests in an informed manner, or to be guided as to where the information they are looking for, may be found.

The retail price of the Handbook is R295.00 and can be purchased through AFAI offices. Call 021 465 9027 or e-mail to place an order. A limited supply of copies will also be available for purchase at the launch in Johannesburg.

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