Arts and Culture

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Committees   1. The Built Environment and Landscape Committee (BELCOM) BELCOM is responsible for considering permit applications for alterations & demolitions of buildings older than 60 years. It also assesses activities occurring in and affecting...
Heritage Western Cape is also responsible for the conservation of heritage resources. Our heritage resources are unique and should be celebrated, treasured and maintained. It they are damaged or destroyed, they cannot be recreated. Our province is...
How often have you visited a craft market and noticed the beautiful crafts for sale?   These crafters may not know how to market their products or grow their enterprises into sustainable craft businesses. With the input of regional role players, Arts...
Cultural Affairs
The Cultural Affairs Awards provide an opportunity to proudly acknowledge and showcase the diversity of the cultural landscapes of the Western Cape. Our culture defines our identity even though it has different meanings to different people; it is a...
Public participation is vital for an active arts and cultural life in any community. For this reason, Cultural Services supports a network of Cultural Forums across the Western Cape. These forums, established within the boundaries of local municipalities...
An annual funding cycle is administered by the Cultural Services. Applications for funding must follow the deadlines of this cycle. No ad hoc applications will be considered. Only non-profit bona fide arts and culture organisations are eligible for...
Heritage Western Cape (HWC) advises communities on ways to identify heritage resources in the areas where they live. In order to do this, HWC facilitates interaction between heritage practitioners and landowners and maintains a list of contact details...
Once Provincial Heritage Sites have been identified and declared, it is important to promote and treasure these heritage sites as cultural heritage resources. No part of our history should be erased and it is important to guard against this happening.
From commuter metro-train to vineyard, the Western Cape is replete with wonderful storytellers. Storytelling is an ancient art that engages listener and speaker in a magical moment.Cultural Services recognises the artistic and cultural importance of such...
Cultural Services provides support and assistance to the Western Cape Cultural Commission (WCCC) as well as its secretariat.Staff of the Cultural Service also manages on behalf of the...
Many disadvantaged youth of the Western Cape have learnt to play a musical instrument without any formal training. Even though they can play the instrument, they have never learnt to read music. In collaboration with the University of Stellenbosch, the...
With the technological development in visual media - television, advertising and more recently, the internet - supporting the visual arts is increasingly relevant in our contemporary society.In keeping with technological advances, Cultural Services...