Johannesburg - South Africa’s vibrant festival industry will convene for the first time during a series of provincial summits starting off with Gauteng on 26 November 2018 followed by the KZN edition on 30 November 2018 and the Western Cape version on 5 December 2018 respectively.
Editions will also be held in all other provinces during February 2019 and all regional winners will be automatically entered in the African Festival Awards, which is part of the Festival African Summit, taking place in Cape Town from 27-30 March 2018 during “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
The Summits will feature highly interactive panel discussions with premier festival organisers, government officials and industry thought leaders on issues affecting the sustainability of the creative industries like festivals.
Delegates will have ample time to network with their peers, government and service providers during both the Summit and the Awards ceremony, which will be held after lunch at each regional edition.
More than 20 awards will be handed out at each regional edition with the scoring been done based on a simple questionnaire which each festival organiser must complete to stand a chance of walking away with the honours in their respective categories.
Gauteng: 26 November 2018
KZN: 30 November 2018
Western Cape: 5 December 2018
Eastern-Cape: 12 February 2019
Free State: 14 February 2019
Mpumalanga: 19 February 2019
Limpopo: 21 February 2019
Northern Cape: 26 February 2019
North West Province: 28 February 2019
The full programme for each provincial edition will be published in due course.
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For more details, contact: Gerrit Davids: (Executive Producer) Cell.082 496 1657