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Infecting the City is Back! Call for Proposals
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 13:30

The ICA and Africa Centre announce a call for proposals to present at the Infecting the City public arts festival 2019, which will run from 25 – 30 November 2019. The longest running public arts festival in South Africa, Infecting the City (ITC) offers a unique opportunity to bring art, music, dance and performance out of theatres and galleries and into the streets and public spaces of Cape Town.

Great Texts/Big Questions Lecture Series:Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum & Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 - 19:45

The third lecture in the ICA's 2019 Great Texts/Big Questions series -- entitled ‘To consent not to be a single being’ -- takes place on Thursday 7 March with artists Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi. In this public conversation, Sunstrum and Nkosi discuss collaboration as politics, as friendship, as a means of preserving life in the face of forces mobilised against it. 

2019 Great Texts/Big Questions Lecture Series Launch
Sun, 24 Feb 2019 - 20:00

Imagining Futures. The ICA launches its 2019 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series in February, with a line-up that features acclaimed and award-winning writers, artists, academics and filmmakers.

Institute for Creative Arts: PhD Scholarships
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 - 21:30

Call for Applications: The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), invites applications for PhD Study in Live Art, Interdisciplinary Creative Arts or Public Art. Visual artists, theatre makers, choreographers, performers, directors, composers, curators as well as creative and performing arts researchers are all invited to apply. Deadline: 31 March 2019

Live Art Workshop: Applications Open
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 - 10:00

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) in collaboration with Pro Helvetia will host a comprehensive interdisciplinary Live Art Workshop, under the direction of Jay Pather, in March and April 2019, creating an informed and enhanced space for the development of new work.

Book Launch - Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 - 16:30

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) is proud to announce the launch of the ICA's new book, Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa, on Saturday 16 February, 5:30 for 6pm, in UCT's Hiddingh Hall.

Day of the Imprisoned Writer
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 10:45

PEN South Africa and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) present the 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer, on which writers will give readings and presentations in solidarity with jailed artists around the world. One of the most important dates on PEN’s international calendar, the event promises to be an engaging and meaningful evening, featuring some of South Africa’s most prominent writers.

ICA Live Art Festival 2018 - "Defying Boundaries, Excavating Histories, Revisiting Trauma"
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 - 13:45

Read a review of the ICA Live Art Festival '18 by Professor of Drama at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Ketu H. Katrak

GREAT TEXTS / BIG QUESTIONS - Panashe Chigumadzi
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 13:00

In searching for the spirit of her late grandmother, Mbuya Lilian Chigumadzi - one of the heroines of her book These Bones Will Rise Again (2018) reflecting on Zimbabwe’s de facto coup – Panashe Chigumadzi deploys the black feminist strategy of biomythography in order to transgress traditional narrative, genre, and history.

ICA Live Art Festival 2018 - Updated Programme Download
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 - 09:45

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) presents the ICA Live Art Festival 2018 scheduled to take place from 1–16 September.  The full programme is now available for download. 

GREAT TEXTS / BIG QUESTIONS - Milisuthando Bongela
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 - 20:30

The figure of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela the mother is a symbol of the orchestrated break down of the African family. Her life in Soweto is marked by the perpetual invasion or breaking in and tearing, or breaking of her home. Similarly, the figure of Winnie Mandela the social worker is a symbol of resistance to this perpetual breaking, a role that takes her outside of her home to tend to the needs of others who are invariably suffering the breaking of their own families and lineages. Now that we are in an a post-Mandela era of naming our national pathologies, what follows the naming?

GREAT TEXTS / BIG QUESTIONS - Rioters in Session
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 - 18:15

In this Great Texts / Big Questions performance, poetry collective Rioters in Session will present a gentle, intuitive space for womxn poets of colour to share their work, with readings by: Ashley Makue, Koleka Putuma, Allison-Claire Hoskins, Afeefa Omar and Siphokazi Jonas. The event will be hosted by Khanyisile Mbongwa.