The series centers around the world of the arts and in doing so introduces viewers to South African personalities and artists making their mark both locally and abroad. It showcases and assesses various initiatives that have been launched by the private sector and examines the central issues and points of debate that exist around business and the arts. Interesting themes the series addressed are for example, art as a corporate investment; supporting the arts when looking at a project as a social responsibility or a real reward; strategic sponsorship or the "art" of business conversation.
PPC has been grooming artists for the past 22 years, and this year saw a record-breaking number of entries in the PPC Young Concrete Sculptors Awards. We get a taste of the thrill, frills and wonders of using cement as a primary medium of sculpturing.
The 2013 Arts & Culture Trust Awards recently took place at Melrose Arch. On The Business of The Arts we determine what impact these awards have onto the arts community
Business and Arts South Africa recently launched the Art in Business Forum to promote the value of the arts beyond marketing and CSI initiatives. We get a behind the scenes look at this initiative and find out if it is paying off.
The Ithuba Arts Fund tasked artists from around the country to depict Johannesburg through their own interpretation. Tonight Citiq Group and Jika Properties take us through the reasons behind supporting this exhibition, on The Business of the Arts.
The ACT DALRO Nedbank Scolarship awards high school learners with scholarships to pursue their careers in art. Tonight Nedbank and DALRO explain the value that comes with such partnerships.
The FNB Joburg Art Fair showcases contemporary art work by South Africa’s esteemed artists, and the value the sponsor receives from funding such events.
The Shared History Festival is a cultural exchange of dance, music and performance between India and South Africa. And the New National Insurance Company, one of the sponsors of this annual event, highlights the importance for active corporate citizenship through art partnerships.
The Dance Umbrella festival organizers have come up with a clever funding model to attract more sponsorship. Tonight, Rand Merchant Bank talks us through what drew them to the 2013 festival on The Business of the Arts.
Cinderella the Ballet was the first production held by the newly renamed Joburg Ballet company. The production brought together dancers from various countries and showcased revised choreographic treatments.
Converse once again showcased its passion and support for local music through the Get Out of the Garage music competition We bring you highlights of this competition and reveal the 2013 winner tonight on The Business of the Arts