A CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT STIMULUS
Public Arts Programme – Towards a People’s Culture
The Presidency and The Department of Sport, Arts & Culture in partnership with WHAG – William Humphreys Art Gallery is recruiting young people involved in the creative arts sector, to apply for the Public Arts programme for a period of two (2) months. Young people from the fields of public administration, public relations, social media & project management are also encouraged to apply. The programme seeks to popularize national symbols to create national pride about this transformative elements through a dedicated Public Arts programme.
The Programme consists of art murals, performance public art, multimedia expressions. The Programme will also raise awareness on social ills such as Gender-Based Violence and on preventing on of COVID-19 pandemic. The beautification of community spaces will be done through this Programme, to instil community pride and create a sense of place. These beautified spaces can become sites of an attraction for local tourism, contribute to the development of creative cites, towns and places of interest, at locales spanning both rural and urban areas. It is anticipated that the Public Arts will provide skills transfer and employment for visual artists, performing arts and the Programme Support services. The programme will make young people be active participants in community development and nation-building initiatives of the government. The successful applicants will be required to fulfil the following functions while participating in the programme:
- Implement Public Arts activities, in communities through the commissioning of public art workstream Creation of artworks and performance.
- Implement knowledge and research supporting workstream.
- Implement Project Management and Auxiliary workstream.
- Implement Public Arts activities, in communities as identified by WHAG and schools.
- Create Public Arts project activities that are dealing with the themes of National Symbols, GBV and COVID-19 prevention awareness in selected communities.
- Maintain constant attendance of project activities and complete tasks as assigned by WHAG.
- Be prepared to work individually and as part of team(s) that implement, coordinate and support Public Arts activities in the community.
- Be able to work under pressure, take own initiate, have good inter-personal skills and understand community structures.
- Report on the project work activities areas they have participated in, and acquire skills and support Public Arts activities in the community.
- Compile and create a portfolio of evidence that include promotion and popularization of National Symbols of South Africa.
- Commit to use this time towards their own personal development and growth.