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About Centre for Creative Arts

“Culture is the spiritual backbone of society”

Established in 1996 the Centre for Creative Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation within the Faculty of Humanities, Development and Social Sciences of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Salaries (for four permanent staff only) and offices are provided by the University. All festivals, projects and programmes, however, require external funding.

ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTRE FOR CREATIVE ARTS:

The principal work of the CCA is the co-ordination of four annual festivals:

Time of the Writer | Durban International Film Festival
Jomba! Contemporary Dance Festival | Poetry Africa

Objectives include:

* provision of creative platforms, performance spaces and economic opportunities for artists and related industries

* facilitation of intercultural artistic relationships and network development between South African, African and international writers, poets, filmmakers, dancers, choreographers, musicians, artists, and cultural organisations

* provision of meaningful seminars, capacity building workshops and activity programmes – aspirant artists, schools, tertiary institutions and community arts organisations are a particular focus

* strategic development of audiences and media attention

The Centre for Creative Arts is part of a number of cultural networks in Africa involved in dialoguing strategies to promote cultural activities, networking dynamics, information exchange and new forms of Pan-African and international cooperation. The CCA is also involved in other projects such as ad hoc festivals, conferences, concerts, exchange projects and training programmes.

Contact

  • Tel: +27 31 2602506 / 2603118
  • Fax: +27 31 2603074
  • Email: cca@ukzn.ac.za
  • Address: Centre for Creative Arts, Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal , Durban 4041, South Africa
  • CCA Director: Peter Rorvik, rorvikp@ukzn.ac.za, +27 31 2602949
  • www.cca.ukzn.ac.za
 

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