Infecting the City 2012
Arts Aweh!

Arts Aweh!

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The 2011 Infecting The City Festival not only opened young minds to the creative arts, but it also brought them into direct contact with cultural practices that they might never have came across.

Arts Aweh!, proudly sponsored by Santam, is the youth development programme of the Infecting The City. The initiative aims to raise the cultural awareness of young people; developing their knowledge of art, and growing audiences of our future.

For each day of the 2011 Festival 120 high school learners from across Cape Town came into town and to see the exciting and varied artworks on display. Their guides were skilled artists and arts educators who led the learners through the Festival performances, sights and sounds. Learners attended creative visual arts workshops, and made musical instruments from recyclable waste.

EVERY DAY THE ARTS AWEH BLOG WAS UPDATED WITH POETRY AND PHOTOS OF THE LEARNERS AT THE FESTIVAL, CLICK HERE TO SEE THEIR IMPRESSIONS OF THE ART.

‘At Santam, we believe that art is the purest form of human expression. It provides a stage for a voice that sometimes might never be heard. Santam’s focus for our corporate social investments for 2011 is Youth. We understand that arts offer an opportunity to appreciate different cultures in our society and it fosters creativity, innovation and inspires others’, said Ray-Ann Sedres, Head: Integrated Sustainability and Corporate Social Investment at Santam.

Santam already has a Child Art Project which promotes a love of art. The company’s generous investment in Arts Aweh! complimented this programme by exposing learners to a greater diversity of art forms.

Thanks to Santam and The Chiappini Trust

ARTS AWEH! Guides

1.      Delia Meyer
2.      Mbali Vilakazi
3.      Mbali Kgosidintsi
4.      Khadija Heeger
5.      Primrose Mrwebi
6.      Lucille Greeff
7.      Winslow Schalkwyk
8.      Ernestine Deane

Facilators:

Recycling Rhythms:

Garth Erasmus
Brian De Goede

Conversations in Colour

Charlene Maslamoney