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Wednesday, March 17, 2021


March is the month for innovation with BASA (Business & Arts South Africa). Several BASA members, and the international arts community, are stepping up to serve the creative sector piping hot servings of food for thought:

International Conference on Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Manila, Philippines

March 16, 2021  

The primary goal of this conference is to provide opportunities for the researchers, scientists, scholars, engineers and practitioners from all around the world to present and share ongoing research activities.


Futures & Beyond

Presented by UJ Arts & Culture, University of Johannesburg

March 16 to 17, 2021

In partnership with Andani.Africa, a creative industries research and insights company, UJ is launching a two-day conference/forum, gathering leading minds in both the arts and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The aim is to spark conversations on the role of the creative industries in the continent’s future, and the development of Africa-led strategies for creativity and innovation in technology.


International Conference on Arts Practices

Istanbul, Turkey

March 22 to 23, 2021

Bringing together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars, to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of arts practices, this is a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns.



Partnered by the British Council

From March 25, 2021

Not a conference as such, but rather a hybrid of live and digital engagements across social, digital and media platforms, which is open to the public.


Digital Indaba Concert Series

Presented by NewMusicSA

April 4 and May 9, 2021

The series celebrates the anniversaries of composers Todd Matshikiza, Dimitri Vouroudis and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Concerts will be held at the Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre (Johannesburg), the Kalashnikovv Gallery (Johannesburg) and the Young Blood Gallery (Cape Town), respectively. Due to lockdown restrictions, only invited guests will be allowed inside the venues, with the public able to stream the concerts for free via NewMusicSA’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.



The Future of Finding and Creating Value in the Metaverse 

Presented by Flux Trends

April 8, 2021

A virtual open session where futurists and other interested individuals investigate current trends and how value has detached from reality.


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