The 2014 Arts Aweh! Programme offers around 450 grade 10 – 12 learners the opportunity to engage with professional artist-guides and participate by creating their own responses to the Festival in a variety of artistic ways. Operating from their “base camp” at District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, this Africa Centre programme will engage 13 schools ranging from Lavender Hill to St George’s Grammar School.
The 2014 Arts Aweh! Ambassadors Programme involves 20 specially selected learners. Aside from inviting all Arts Aweh! participants from the Festival week to produce a mass event on 15 March, Arts Aweh! will also partner with Cape Town-based youth organisations to present two site-specific art works in the Philippi and Fractreton communities on 29 March. This Arts Aweh! Ambassadors Programme launches prior to the Festival via a series of workshops and site visits to encourage learners to research public spaces, host community dialogues and learn about the technical aspects of production as preparation for their artistic interventions. As an experiential learning process, this it intended to develop their creative skills and encourage expression of their talents.
Arts Aweh! 2014 is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Santam and the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.