ACT launches online arts and culture directory


Creative industries organisations are invited to submit or update their details for the Arts & Culture Trust’s online arts and culture directory.

This essential reference for all arts and culture professionals and stakeholders is available on the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) website at The online directory has been produced as part of the 2015 ACT | UJ Arts and Culture Conference.

“It consists of contact details and information on organisations, institutions, agencies and businesses working in the creative industries,” says Pieter Jacobs, CEO of the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT).

According to Jacobs, “Increasing the development of networks, coordination and collaboration are some of the objectives of the conference. In addition it is important for the partners to enable creatives to connect in a real way both at and beyond the Conference,” he explains.

Creative industry stakeholders that are involved in the following areas are strongly encouraged to submit their details for inclusion in the Directory: performing arts, visual arts, literature, music, dance, film and photography, arts training, community art, design and architecture, animation, fashion design, South African arts and culture festivals, and agencies that engage in sponsorship of arts and culture projects.

To submit your organisation’s details, please follow this link: (;jsessionid=3661621FB76FE499D7BBD27D0987AA3C.base1?onRN01=m2UkOYHEZ2zu.XghdAlvbixEZoZM.owrB1Q6g4ywgjxidXg3R4WFO41N&action=registrationNew). If your organisation is already listed, you can search for it and update the information here:

Resources, including toolkits, business and legal templates as well as research, made available on the ACT website are other tangible outcomes of the 2015 conference. The 2015 ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference, presented in partnership with the British Council Connect ZA, is hosted at the UJ Arts Centre from 8 to 10 March. Titled, CREATIVES MAKE IT HAPPEN, the conference provides a platform to cultivate business ideas and best practice in a contemporary creative South Africa. For more information please visit

The 2015 ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference is presented by the Arts & Culture Trust, UJ Arts & Culture and British Council Connect ZA, with support from the Department of Arts and Culture, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), SAMRO Foundation, Pro Helvetia, the Delegation of the European Union in South Africa, the SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015; and media partners Classicfeel magazine and UJFM 95.4.

Etienne Shardlow

Etienne Shardlow

Etienne is a proud lover of South African jazz, and host of the weekly JazzE Radio Show on Bakgat Radio. He works as an IT Service Management consultant and trainer.
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