ACT to host seminar in Port Elizabeth
ACT – Arts and Culture Trust
The Arts Culture Trust (ACT) Information Sharing and Networking Seminar will take place at 3pm on 26 June at the Savoy Theatre in Port Elizabeth.
The seminar will provide valuable information regarding opportunities offered through the Trust’s programmes and will include a presentation on Copyright as well as an overview of processes and procedures of obtaining public performance rights, reprographic reproduction rights and reproduction rights for visual art works.
“We look forward to hosting arts, culture and heritage organisations and individual practitioners from the Eastern Cape,” says Pieter Jacobs, Chief Executive of ACT. “In an attempt to ensure equitable distribution of funds, the Trust is targeting areas identified as under-served by the ACT Trustees, to encourage engagement from practitioners in these regions,” he adds.
As a sustainable Trust, ACT’s core mandate, for the long-term, is to build reserves, whilst supporting a range of arts, culture and heritage projects in the short-term. The Information Sharing and Networking Seminar will cast a spotlight on how ACT balances this long-term objective with the short-term needs of its beneficiaries. A range of programmes contributes to the fulfilment of ACT’s vision and mission. At this event, ACT’s CEO will offer an overview of these programmes, funding guidelines, assessment criteria and the user-friendly online application process.
André Cloete, Senior Administrator of Theatrical Rights at the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO), will share performance rights and copyright insights. “Attendees will find that, through the DALRO presentation, they will gain and understanding of the importance of performance rights and copyright. Our motto is ‘Where The Awesome Producers Go’ and this talk will empower practitioners with the information to become exactly that,” he noted.
The Information Sharing and Networking Seminar is made possible by the support of the Savoy Theatre. To register to attend the session, please send an email with your full name and contact details to email@example.com by no later than 14 June 2013. For more information please contact the Arts Culture Trust on 011 712 8403.
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About the Arts Culture Trust (ACT)
The Arts Culture Trust (ACT) is South Africa’s premier independent arts funding and development agency. The primary aim of ACT is to increase the amount of funding available for arts and culture initiatives, and to apply these funds to innovative, sustainable projects that make a meaningful contribution to society.
Through structured funding programmes, ACT provides support for all expressions of arts and culture, including literature, music, visual art, theatre and dance, and the support extends to festivals, community arts initiatives, arts management, arts education and arts administration. To receive updates follow ACT on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/actorgza or like the Trust’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arts-Culture-Trust-ACT/162339817162875.
About the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO)
DALRO is a multi-purpose copyright agency administering various aspects of copyright on behalf of authors and publishers. DALRO’s main areas of administration are reprographic reproduction rights (photocopying from published editions), public performance rights (including stage rights for book musicals and dramas) and reproduction rights (whether for publishing or copying) in works of visual art. For more information please visit www.dalro.co.za.
About the Savoy Theatre
The Savoy Theatre, home of the P.E. Gilbert Sullivan Society, is a multi-purpose venue nestled on the hill-side overlooking Algoa Bay and the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. It proudly boasts the moniker “The Venue with a View”.
The Savoy, with its formal, theatre-style seating for 340 people, or the more relaxed cabaret-style seating for 210 people, is the perfect venue for plays, musicals, cabarets, orchestral concerts, small conferences, weddings, gala dinners and other special functions.
The theatre has all basic sound and lighting equipment and an orchestra pit large enough for up to 20 musicians. The Dressing Room facilities can accommodate up to 40 people.
Our entrance foyer has generous space for displays, promotion and welcoming guests and through the foyer there is a coffee bar/tuck shop. The upstairs bar has a spacious verandah overlooking the Bay and is a relaxed and informal venue which can seat 60 people and is ideal for intimate cabarets, parties and special events.
The Savoy Theatre has ample onsite parking, is wheelchair friendly and has basic kitchen facilities.
For booking and other enquiries, call the Theatre Manager Monica Hewitson on 083 471 8893.
011 712 8403
Arts Culture Trust (ACT)
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