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Saturday, January 14, 2017


Deadline: February 3, 2017, at17h00

The Internationally acclaimed Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative (FATC) @ Ebhudlweni Arts Centre in Rural Mpumalanga invites individuals who meet the criteria outlined below to apply for the 2017 intake of its annual Youth Artists Leadership Programme, funded by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC).

In 2017, FATC, funded by RMB and the Department of Arts and Culture, is able to award 8 fully sponsored positions in this prestigious year-long programme to young people (18 to 30 years old) who:

Are in a leadership position within a rurally based community arts organisation anywhere in South Africa, or are in the process of establishing their own rural arts programs;
Have completed their schooling;
Are actively engaged in Arts and Culture programmes in their communities;
Are dedicated to growing and developing their existing activities to further serve and uplift rural communities.

This is a programme based on Leadership in the Arts with a strong focus on empowering youth in under-resourced rural areas. Themes will touch on contextualization of leadership in the creative and cultural industries, understanding entrepreneurship and the business of the arts, compliance and governance in arts organisations.

The project runs for one year and is made up of three thematically-focused modules, or Study Schools, that take place at FATC’s Ebhudlweni Arts Centre; a mentoring process; and the assignment and completion of written tasks.

Dr Mongezi Makhalima is Managing Director of The Pretoria Centre for Work-based learning, Chairman of The Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting and coaching Psychology (ABCCCP) and currently holds a role as the Chairman of the FATC. He is passionate about inspiring leaders and entrepreneurs and uses his 20-year experience of working with leadership and the psychology of organizations towards a sustainable Southern Africa.

David April is a cultural consultant who has shown great leadership skills as an artistic director, teacher, choreographer and lobbyist in South African Dance.

Athena Mazarakis is the Development Manager at The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative. She holds an MA degree from Wits University and has over 20 years of experience as a choreographer, performer and educator in the creative industries.

Applicants must be able to attend all weekend modules.
The programme commences with the first intensive weekend module on March 25 and 26, 2017, in Mpumalanga and be available to travel on March 24 and 27. Module 2 takes place on July 29 and 30 (travel 28 and 31) while Module 3 rakes place on November 4 and 5 (travel 3 and 6). Dates for assignments and mentorship will be scheduled during the first workshop.

Applicants must submit their applications to PJ Sabbagha at by no later than 17h00 on February 3, 2017. All applicants must submit the following documentation via email clearly marked as “Application for FATC 2017 YALP”:

Personal details and contact details; a full CV; a description of the project they lead or are starting.
Applicants in a leadership position of an existing organisation must include a letter from the organisation approving their application. Also required are a motivation letter and at least one reference letter.

The eight successful applicants will be notified by close of business on February 28, 2017.