The Centre fulfils a function as facilitator, promoter, networker, and capacity builder, and plays a vital role in bringing to fruition the artistic potential of the region.
Established in 1996 the Centre for Creative Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation within the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban . Salaries and offices are provided by the university, but all projects and programmes, however, require outside funding.
The CCA co-ordinates four annual festivals which are the foremost of their kind in the region; Time of the Writer, Poetry Africa, the Durban International Film Festival, and the Jomba! Contemporary Dance Festival.
The CCA is also involved in other projects and programmes.
These festivals reflect artistic integrity, are professionally produced, and receive excellent media coverage.
All have strong international links that enhance intercultural artistic relationships with and within South Africa, the African continent, and the global community.
All activities have important development components that reach into communities that do not have access to top-level art practitioners such as those participating in our festivals. Schools and tertiary institutions are a particular focus; as are grass roots community arts organisations.
More info: www.cca.ukzn.ac.za/