ACT | UJ Creative Conference: 27-28 July 2017

#CreativeUprising, the 5th ACT | UJ Creative Conference will engage with South African Art Education in its current state and possible future.

This iteration of the conference is about unlearning and rethinking how we do things and present things. From curating a conference to how we talk about art education in South Africa, the aim of ACT | UJ Conference has been to share knowledge with the view of enabling, advancing and inspiring creative South Africa.

To ensure there is no ranking of content, each engagement has been carefully curated and is equally valuable and as such the conference will have no keynote speakers. The conference organisers feel that there is no room for hierarchy when talking about modernising colonial knowledge systems with an aim for it to be appropriate and inclusive to all its users. Instead, #CreativeUprising will be presented by Ashraf Jamal, Puleng Plessie, David Andrew, Alison Kearney, Thuli Gamedze, Nike Romano, Prof Mzob Mboya, and Motsumi Makhene, among a list of art education specialists, thought provocateurs and industry leaders.

The #CreativeUprising will focus on providing a platform for students and educators to talk about how Art Education needs to change and how to achieve it. Workshops in visual literacy, learning STEM subjects through the arts and entrepreneurial skills will be offered at the conference.

Full conference passes will be are available for R300, while those attending only selected presentations purchase the R150 pass. Student prices will be half of that and there is an option to purchase lunch at R60 per day. Alternatively, delegates are welcome to pack their own lunch.

#CreativeUprising will take place at the UJ Arts Centre on their Kingsway campus from the 27th – 28th July and is for educators looking to expand their practice, art educators from formal and non-formal institutions and centres, academics and art learners. To buy a ticket click on this link, and to view our conference programme click here.

The 2017 ACT | UJ Creative Conference is presented by the Arts & Culture Trust and UJ Arts & Culture in partnership with SAMRO Foundation and Drama for Life.

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