CONNECT/ZA

Get Involved : Connect ZA Presents Innovation Month

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This September British Council Connect ZA, in collaboration with our partners, is creating new opportunities and plugging into a range of exciting events. Celebrating innovation and exploring the intersections between arts and the digital space, and writing new South African stories, this September is packed with events from the best young makers and creatives from the UK and Africa. Most of the activity is taking place in the bustling creative hub of Braamfontein, Johannesburg. This series of projects is part of SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015 which is partnership with the Department of Arts & Culture, South Africa and the British Council.

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The Royal Court New Writing Programme

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What it is

The Royal Court New Writing Programme in South Africa is a long-term play development project between The Royal Court Theatre and Connect ZA that aims to stimulate new writing from young playwrights by supporting them to write a contemporary play, uncovering new voices for a new generation of South African playwrights.

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Connect ZA announces the sixteen creative innovators and entrepreneurs participating in next month’s Creative Futures gathering

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We are excited to announce the sixteen leading creative innovators and entrepreneurs from across South Africa, the rest of Africa and the UK who will participate in a three-day event from 10 to 12 September in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

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onedotzero cascade

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What it is

onedotzero’s award-winning education programme cascade travels to South Africa to work in partnership with the British Council Connect ZA, A MAZE and the Fak’ugesi Festival develop a new model for creative collaboration and innovation across diverse disciplines in Johannesburg, next month. The cascade workshops will be taking place between the 8-13 September at the Fak’ugesi Festival, held for graduating university students in a variety of fields ranging from interaction design, art, performance, engineering and architecture.

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Tshimologong Precinct celebrates digital art at Fak’ugesi: Digital Africa Festival

The Tshimologong Precinct in the heart of Braamfontein, Johannesburg will play host to resident experts in the fields of hardware, software, and digital art. The aim is to bring international and local experts together to contribute to the Digital Technology Hub through innovative product development and skills sharing.  The Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival in partnership with British Council Connect ZA will host the first “Tshimologong Resident Digital Artist” as part of it’s program.

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Open Call: Have a COOL idea for a New Music Connection? Then we are looking for YOU!

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Call for expressions of interest

The British Council’s Connect ZA programme is looking to support new live music connections between the UK and South Africa.

We are calling for expressions of interest from people and organisations with a strong track record commissioning and managing events or activations and we want to hear how our support could help develop or expand their work through a live event to take place in South Africa with a UK element. We would like to stimulate these connections through a small number of grants.

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Call for proposals: MUSIC MOBILITY FUND

The Music Mobility Fund is a funding mechanism which offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music-related projects. Music professionals are invited to apply for funding from a National Mobility Fund (for projects in South Africa), and a Regional Mobility Fund (for projects taking place in SADC countries, except South Africa).

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