Artfricraft Studios is one of the seven projects being supported by ACC as part of Public Art and the Power of Place. Artfricraft Studios will be hosting a series of events as part of their project. According to project director, Fwamba Mukole:
‘Artfricraft Studios is an all-inclusive socio-cultural enterprise aimed at serving as a platform of creative and artistic interaction and integration between foreign born and South African artists living in South Africa for the purpose of fostering social cohesion through art. Artfricraft Studios started in Delft in 2012. The founding vision was to provide Non-South African and South African emerging artists a platform to their express their creative talents for greater social integration and job creation. Artfricraft Studios believes in the power of the arts in inspiring and releasing human potential. Over the years, we pride ourselves of having a multi-cultural team of close to twenty creative artists across all medias inter alia, visual, performing and craft artists’.
Artfricraft Studios first event featured Israel Bwire (Hip-hop artist, Sylvestre Kabassidi (poet, songwriter), and Africa All Stars (rumba, kwaito and Kwasa Kwasa and Ndombolo) and they will be hosting a second event on 28 November at the Delft Rent Office, featuring Very Lutumba, Sylvestre Kabadassi and African All Stars. Their third event will occur on 12 December with an exciting line up that is soon to be announced. Please follow the Facebook group for details. The purpose of these events is to use art as a way to draw different artists and residents together to challenge xenophobia.
The project has been made possible by
The NLDTF relies on funds from the proceeds of the National Lottery. The Lotteries Act and regulations guide the way in which NLDTF funding may be allocated. The NLDTF wants the grants to make a difference to the lives of all South Africans, especially those more vulnerable, and to improve the sustainability of the beneficiary organisations. Available funds are distributed to registered and qualifying non-profit organisations in the fields of charities; arts, culture and national heritage; and sport and recreation. By placing its emphasis on areas of greatest need and potential, the NLDTF contributes to South Africa’s development.