Siphokazi Jonas speaks at Creative Arts Conference, hosted by Rustenberg Girls Junior School from 27 -28 Aug

Siphokazi Jonas along with Im4theArts Arts Education Working group committee members are taking part in the first Creative Arts Conference, hosted by Rustenberg Girls Junior School and Western Cape Education Department, funded by Old Mutual Foundation this weekend from 27 to 28 August

We invite you to attend the virtual conference. The ticket is just R150.00, for the event which runs from 27 – 28 August 2021, themed ‘Equity and Diversity in Creative Arts Education’.

(NOTE: If you would like a sponsored place at the conference, we still have a few spots available. Please contact admin for more information).

The 2021 Creative Arts Education Conference will provide educators with the tools needed for quality creative arts education to every learner, whether they have specialist training and, more specifically, if they don’t.

The Creative Arts Conference will showcase the critical role the Creative Arts has in working towards equity and diversity in our schools. It will introduce educators to new and exciting technology that will keep our learners engaged in Creative Arts learning. This will be a space for artists working in schools or interested in working in schools to learn more about the educational environment.

The speakers

Over 25 local and international speakers will be presenting throughout the two day event.
Speakers include

Katherine Damkholer (Founder Director of Education Through Music New York)

Siphokazi Jonas (Writer, poet, performer, producer)

Ms Yvette Hardie (Director, ASSITEJ SA)

Ms Debbie Schäfer (MEC for Education Western Cape) and many more.

See more on the website :

The workshops. topics will be:

• Equity and Diversity in the Creative Arts Classroom

• Demystifying CAPS Creative Arts – Towards innovation and creativity

• Visual Art in Foundation Phase – Exploring Puppetry

• Value-added Assessment for quality teaching and learning in Creative Arts

• 21 Century Creative Arts : the WCED STEAMAC approach

• Poetry Matters – discover the magic and power

• Visual Literacy Strategies for learners

• Technology and Digital Innovation in the Creative Arts Classroom

• Integration of Music, Dance and Drama in Creative Arts

• Correlation between Maths, Music and Design

• Teaching Arts Entrepreneurship

• The heart of the school is missing – Every school a singing school

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