Creative Arts Conference 2024 – Cultural Partnership – Dr Steve Ball

Cultural Partnerships: Engaging schools with artists and arts Organisations. A case study of Birmingham Arts School, UK (Dr. Steve Ball, Birmingham Arts School)

Pass The Sound is a shared learning resource, offering free warm-up, skills, creative, and workshop exercises for musicians to use whilst facilitating group music-making contexts. For more information, visit the youtube channel.

Want to extend your bag of tricks? Here is an online games resource for youth ministers and other folks that need to know good group games!

  • Definitions, Environment and Roles
  • Governance, Management and Staffing
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing and Publicity
  • Towards Sustainability: Fundraising and Income Generation
  • Programme and Project Management
STAND has been contracted by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) to implement the Western Cape Community Arts Centre Strategy 2021-2025, as developed with and agreed to by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS).
These toolkits form part of the capacity-building and information-sharing elements of the four-year strategic plan.
The toolkits were developed by ASSITEJ SA with the input and expertise of the community arts centres and organisations themselves, as well as with engagement from a range of longstanding experts within the field.
They also serve as supplementary course materials for the University of Stellenbosch Business School, which is running a course in leadership for community arts centre managers, on behalf of STAND

IT’S INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY and Funda Wande has responded to UNESCO’s important theme and mandate to Transform Literacy Learning Spaces, an opportunity to rethink the fundamental importance of literacy learning spaces to build resilience and ensure quality, equitable, and inclusive education for all. Hosting the conversation is Sihle Nontshokweni, Children’s Book author and producer of The Ultimate Book Show. She chats to South Africa’s leading women in literacy. We are joined by Sibongile Kumalo from The Learning Trust, Lunga Nqadolo from The Bookery, Mammuso Makhanya from Wordworks,Nqabakazi Mathe-Gina from Nalibali, and Sibonelo Nongcula from Numeric. Please watch and share this important conversation.

This After School Game Changer Practitioner Code of Conduct is the first in a series that aims to both professionalise and improve the quality of the After School sector in the Western Cape.

If you want to learn more about theatre for babies, click on the link and watch more videos on Magnet Theatre’s YouTube channel.

A documentary by Magnet Theatre on how scoop was made. Scoop is a theatre piece for babies.
Follow the link to watch the documentary on Youtube.

A theatre piece for babies presented by Magnet Theatre.

The Youth Arts Toolkit is a collection of workshops (some online, some in person) that were developed over the year of the Imagining Otherwise project (2020 -2021). This resource is for anyone who wants to use the arts as a means of exploring social justice issues with young people, and includes drama, writing, and creative mapping workshops that the team (Tshisimani, Bottom Up and University of Leeds and freelance artists) developed. We would love feedback on this resource, and how you might or have used it. Please send to