CN&CO webinar: The state of the arts under Covid-19

Lockdown has affected all sectors of society, not least the arts. Performers and visual artists have been left high and dry by the closure of theatres and galleries. Academics have been finding new ways of doing their research, and audiences have been figuring our new ways to get their “art fix”.

At CN&CO we have a fabulous network in the arts, both in South Africa and abroad. We have gathered a few of our friends from these networks to talk about what’s happening in various areas of the art world in a special, once-off “webinart” on 17 June from 3pm to 4.30pm, SA time (2pm to 3.30pm in the UK).

Speaker and topic line-up

  • Janet Baylis of the Festival for Excellence in Dramatic Arts will discuss the process of young people finding their artistic voices
  • Savannnah Feeke-Fortune of Business and Arts South Africa will give her take on the culture of proximity
  • Art world practitioner and arts research Masters student, Ann Roberts, will discuss the topic of her thesis: How structural racism has impacted the way people buy art and artists make art
  • Simon Walker of Marquee TV, based in the UK, will share insight into the role of streaming services in supporting performing arts organisations – especially post-Covid

We will also be treated to a short piece of performing art as entertainment, courtesy of Marquee TV.

Here are the details:

When: Jun 17, 2020 03:00-4:30 PM Johannesburg 

Register here for this webinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar.

(Feature image: Ermonela Jaho as Violetta Valéry in The Royal Opera’s ‘La Traviata’. Photo: Catherine Ashmore (c) Royal Opera House)