South African Sendinggestig Museum
40 Long Street
6PM - 9PM
The City of Cape Town recently launched an exciting new Emerging Artists initiative that aims to assist under-resourced emerging artists based in Cape Town to access opportunities, build capacity and showcase their work.For a city to thrive, participation in cultural activity is a vital mechanism for delivering on a range of outcomes including social cohesion, community well-being, civic engagement, transferable skills and economic growth. It also allows for self and group expression, creates a sense of belonging, and enables emotional, spiritual and intellectual growth.
The opening of the new Zeitz MOCAA has highlighted increasing global interest in African art and artists, while Cape Town’s visual arts ecosystem benefits from strong, local training institutions, established and diversified art galleries and annual events.Nevertheless, it remains challenging for many visual artists to make a living from their work, given the need for materials, exhibition and studio space, and access to training and development. These challenges are significantly greater for emerging artists and greater still for those from previously disadvantaged circumstances.
The Emerging Artist’s Programme will focus primarily on artists who’ve not had the benefit of resources, training and exposure as a result of historic inequality, but aims to be inclusive in its scope and impact. Arts and Culture will be partnering with organisations and initiatives across the city to develop and activate the programme.
This month the Emerging Artists Programme presents ‘The City through My Eyes’ at First Thursdays. Curated by photographer Wandie Mesatywa, the exhibition will bring together the ‘My Langa Project’ with the work of local photographers to share their experiences of Cape Town.
Cape Town’s latest pop sensation Jarrad Ricketts will also perform on the night.
The City of Cape Town recently launched this exciting new initiative which aims to assist under-resourced emerging artists based in Cape Town to access opportunities, build capacity and showcase their work.
Please join us!
Venue: SA Sendinggestig Museum, 40 Long Street, Cape Town
Exhibition closes: 10 May
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