Thursday, May 17, 2012

Networker Session with PANSA (@pansatweet) and RAO (@Rainbowarts1)

We had our 2nd installment of our Morning Cruise Networker Sessions with Brian from PANSA (Performing Arts Network of South Africa) and Steve from RAO (Rainbow Arts Organisation)

NETWORKER SESSIONS aims to bring different organisations together in one interview to discuss the challenges and ways of gaining victories in the developmental sector. It also seeks to introduce organisations and the work they do to the Bush Radio 89.5fm community.

PANSA was established in June 2001 to unite the industry and work towards the collective interests of the performing arts community. They provide information and advice to members and the industry through email newsletters, thier website, facebook and well as one-on-one interactions.

RAO was established in 2006 by young artists living in the Delft community.  This group challenges diversity, poverty, school dropouts and unemployment amongst the youth of the area through the mediums of puppetry, theatre, dance, music and poetry.

The on air conversation during this NETWORKER SESSION touched on the topics of: applying for funding, the work of arts-based organisations in impoverished communities and how organisations and individuals can approach their craft and work from a more business-minded perspective.

For more information about PANSA you can visit their webite or call/fax them on 021 448 3513 or email them or visit them at their offices - 3b Beach Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa, 7925

If you wish to contact RAO you can do so by finding them on FACEBOOK (Rainbow Arts Organisation)  or phone/fax 021 955 6751 or email:

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