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Alexandra Arts Academy partners with Arts Alive to host policy conference

Alex Arts Academy in partnership with Arts Alive presents :

Current Affiars  Theatre Festival and Policy induction workshop. Theme “The New Norm “a theatre festival reflecting on events and reflections since lockdown was declared. Youth telling stories of covid 19.

Since its inception in February 2019 by well-known arts administrator, Actor, Director and activist Mr. Mpho J Molepo, Alexandra Arts Academy has grown by leaps and bounds not only by nurturing young minds and empowering future generation artists but also partnering with leading arts institutions, arts organisations and practitioners.

Veteran arts administrator and theatre director Mpho Molepo

It is through the partnership with Arts Alive that the academy is in a position to present Current Affairs Festival and Cultural Policy Training programme facilitated by the esteemed Mike Van Graan to be attended by 45 young leaders and centre managers  from the five regions of the province. The workshop will be held at Alexsankopano from the 25th – 27th Septemmber 2020. It is going to be a live workshop.

The program will we help the attendee to understand and have information about the development of post-apartheid cultural policy and the role of cultural workers’ organisations in the formulation and advocacy of cultural policy, have insight into current international and African cultural priorities and trends have an understanding of the content of the first White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage and the changes being proposed in the revised White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage and also develop capacity to engage  in the development of and advocacy for general and specific (to particular disciplines) cultural policies.

Arts Police guru Mike Van Graan

Current Affairs VirtualTheatre Festival includes ten one hander productions. The purpose of this festival is to allow young people to tell their Covid 19 stories and how the pandemic affected their personal lives and their families.

Learners at the Alexandra Arts Academy

How their families lived and survived during lockdown and  understand how they have adapted to the new norm or new living. Ten directors will be hard at work for two weeks   directing Ten one hander productions that will be recorded for a virtual Arts Alive Theatre Festival.

“We are very excited with the partnership with Arts Alive because it gives our young learners an opportunity to be on stage and tell their stories it truly builds their confidence” Says Mr. Mpho Molepo the festival Director.

Cultural Policy Training programme

Dates: 25 to 27 September 2020

Times: 09h00 & 17h00 daily

Venues:Alex San Kopano/ Virtual views facebook and You Tube pre recorded festival.

Current Affairs VirtualTheatre Festival.

Dates: 19 October 23rd October 2020.

Dates: 19 October 23rd October 2020.

Issued by Tsholo Pelo Communications on behalf of Alex Arts Academy for more information and pictures please contact Otto Moloto on 0822200332 OR email

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