Call For Nominations For Cultural Affairs Awards To Be Officially Launched
Media Alert: Call For Nominations for 2016/17 Cultural Affairs Awards To Be Officially Launched By Minister Marais
Tomorrow, 27 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais will officially launch the call for nominations for the 2016/17 Cultural Affairs Awards, scheduled for February 2017. The 2016/17 theme is “Embrace Cultural Inclusivity”.
The awards provide an opportunity to proudly 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 significant part of our heritage which has been passed down through many generations. The Western Cape would not be the same without our unique culture and that is why we celebrate it by recognising those who keep it alive.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport encourages everyone to continue to build on freedom and democracy by celebrating each other’s success in the Western Cape arts, culture, language, heritage, museums, archives, geographical names and libraries sectors. The Cultural Affairs Awards offers the people of the Western Cape the opportunity to acknowledge talent in their diverse cultural landscapes. Nominees should have a talent for bridging diversity and nurturing tolerance so that we understand and respect our differences and embrace cultural inclusivity.
Previous award winners will be present at the launch and guests will be entertained by local performances in the Arts.