In existence since 2012, the Institute for Creative Arts’ (ICA) Live Art Festival will to take place again from 30 August to 16 September 2018. Artthrob called the 2017 Festival “a refreshing approach to the local art scene – showcasing 34 sophisticated and political works free of charge.” While Elle described it as one that “establishes itself as pioneer in the region, blurring the fields of fine art, dance, theatre, music and literature to form a unique platform for cutting-edge interdisciplinary art.”
The launch of the Live Art Network Africa (LANA), and the accompanying symposium scheduled to take place from 30 November - 3 December 2017 at the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus, has been postponed to 17 - 21 February 2018. This difficult decision was taken in the wake of ongoing protests, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) tenders sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), in association with the Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies (formerly the Department of Drama and the School of Dance), at the University of Cape Town, invites applications for MA Study in Live Art, Interdisciplinary and Public Art. Choreographers, performers, directors, composers, curators as well as creative and performing arts researchers are all invited to apply.
The fourth instalment of the decolonial conversations series, Black Art & Communities at Heart (BACAH), will be held at the Makukhanye Art Room in Khayelitsha on 04 November 2017, from 3pm to 6pm. Conceptualised and hosted by Mandisi Sindo, a recipient of a National Fellowship from the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), the series aims to explore the of importance black art, black artists and black communities in post-1994 South Africa. The theme for the fourth instalment is “Liberating Black Artists” and will feature writer/director Given Jikwana.