Conferences on theatre and the arts

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Over the years numerous conferences have been held in South Africa on theatre and the arts, and abroad about theatre and the arts in South Africa:

Fostering Cultural Diversity and Development: Local, National and Global Strategies

A conference organised by the International Network of Cultural Diversity in Cape Town from 11-13 October 2002.

Theatre in Africa, Africa in the Theatre

A conference organised by the Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies at Stellenbosch and the International Federation for Theatre Research in Stellenbosch from 11-13 July 2007.

For more information:

See the FIRT/IFTR website at

4th World Summit on Arts and Culture

The National Arts Council of South Africa, a founding member of IFACCA, was selected to host the 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Johannesburg in 2009 after a competitive bidding process. The National Arts Council is supported in this lead role by the national Department of Arts and Culture, the Province of Gauteng (Department of Sport, Arts, and Recreation) and the City of Johannesburg (Directorate of Arts, Culture and Heritage and the Johannesburg Tourism Company)

The proposed theme of the Summit is the role of the arts in promoting inter-cultural dialogue. A key aim of the Summit is to celebrate and investigate South Africa’s unique experience in this field and to acknowledge and explore the different operating environments and approaches of arts funding agencies working in the developed and the developing world.

For more information:

See 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture, and the IFACCA website at


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