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ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference: 'Creative Currencies: accessing opportunities in an expanding marketplace' from 6-8 August 2013

The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT), in partnership with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Arts & Culture, will present the second ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference entitled, 'Creative Currencies: accessing opportunities in an expanding marketplace' from 6-8 August 2013.

 

The conference, to be hosted at the UJ Arts Centre in Johannesburg, will focus on commercial and trade aspects of cultural and artistic endeavour in South Africa and further afield.

Arts and culture practitioners, government officials, civil society organisations and enterprises in the creative industries are invited to attend presentations of case studies, research, panel discussions and debates. 

Knowledgeable local and international speakers and panelists will cover a wide range of topics related to making the creative industries commercially viable hubs for job creation. Content will go beyond trade and exchange in economic terms but look at it from a multi-dimensional perspective, which includes the interchange of ideas, research, information and knowledge.  

This year's conference has attracted participation and support from a number of influential players in the arts and culture space, including the European Union (EU), British Council, the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) network, Arterial Network South Africa and the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA). This year, the conference will also include an expo component administered by the Cultural Development Trust. Media partners include SAFM, the Mail & Guardian and Classicfeel Magazine. ACT also acknowledges the invaluable support of Santam, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), SAMRO Foundation and the Distell Foundation.  

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

DAY 1 | 06 AUGUST

08:00 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09:40 Opening

09:40 - 10:25 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: What is the Creative Economy, and How it's Evolving and Transforming?

10:25 - 11:35 Models of Cultural Entrepreneurship on the Continent

11:35 - 12:00 Break 12:00 - 13:30 The Creative Economy in the South African context and the role of Government

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:30 Report on Research about Trade and Exchange of South African Cultural and Creative Goods and Services

15:30 - 16:00 Break

16:00 - 17:30 BREAKAWAY SESSIONS

Option 1 Screening of 'You Chuse' & Discussion

Option 2 Creative Industries Debate: A Public Policy Mirage?

Option 3 Challenges and Prospects of Stimulating Local Content Development

Option 4 Can the Position of Public Museums and Theatres be Transformed? 

Option 5 Entrepreneurship Game

17:40 - 19:00 Networking Cocktail Event and Johann Louw Exhibition Preview

DAY 2 | 07 AUGUST

09:00 - 10:30 Cities and Creative Capitals, and its Intersection with the Arts

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 – 13:15 Festivals and Trade Events: Opportunities and Trends

13:15 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Audience Development and Market Penetration: The Intersection with Business and Society

15:00 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 16:30 BREAKAWAY SESSIONS  

Option 1 Business Acumen for Artists: From Artist to Entrepreneur

Option 2 Residencies and Exchanges

Option 3 Curating Across Borders 16:30 - 17:30 Online Marketing for the Arts 18:00 UJ Showcase Performance

DAY 3 | 08 AUGUST

09:00 - 10:15 Innovative Uses of Digital, Social Media and Technology

10:15 - 10:45 Global developments in the Online Space

10:45 - 11:15 Break

11:15 - 12:45 Why infusing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with the animating power of Art is our best option for the future

12:45 - 13:30 Conference Closure

13:30 Lunch

Conference registrations Currently open! Registration closes 31 July 2013

Online Conference Registration Form click here.

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