Category Archives: Awards

Twenty years old …

1997 was a good year for the arts. Lots of things started up and Michelle Constant, CEO of BASA (Business of Arts in South Africa), shared some of these things with BASA friends at a breakfast conference celebrating twenty years … Continue reading

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Arts and Culture Trust winners for 2014

On 25 November 2014, The Arts & Culture Trust held their 17th ACT Awards ceremony at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg.  The Awards Ceremony has two divisions, one for ACT Lifetime Achievement Awards and ImpACT Awards for young professionals with less … Continue reading

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Visual Artist Kemang Wa Lehulere makes waves

Press release Kemang Wa Lehulere makes waves as the winner of the SBYAA for Visual Art Cape Town-based visual artist Kemang Wa Lehulere has been named by the National Arts Festival as the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual … Continue reading

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Athi-Patra Ruga pushes boundaries for art

Press Release Pushing the boundaries Athi-Patra Ruga takes the 2015 SBYAA for Performance Art Award The National Arts Festival’s 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist for Performance Art, 30 year old Athi-Patra Ruga, explores and pushes boundaries between fashion, performance and … Continue reading

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Luyanda Sidiya, dancing up a storm

Press Release Luyanda Sidiya gets us moving as the winner of the SBYAA 2015 for Dance. Born in the Vaal Triangle, South of Johannesburg, dancer, choreographer, teacher and mentor- Luyanda Sidiya (31) – has been named by the National Arts … Continue reading

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Nduduzo Makhathini … and all that Jazz

Press Release Nduduzo Makhathini shakes the musical scene as the 2015 SBYAA for Jazz Johannesburg-based jazz pianist Nduduzo Makhathini (32) has been awarded by the National Arts Festival as the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz. Growing up in … Continue reading

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Setting the stage for 2015 – Christiaan Olwagen

Press Release Christiaan Olwagen sets the stage for the 2015 SBYAA for Theatre Born in Cape Town and raised in Pretoria, 27-year-old Christiaan Olwagen has been named by the National Arts Festival as the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist in … Continue reading

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