Call for papers: 2014 International Conference on Arts, Culture, Heritage and the National Development Plan: Vision For 2030, 1-3 October 2014


Ndwamato George Mugovhani

The Faculty of the Arts of the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria is hosting an international conference on the theme: The Strategic Repositioning of Arts, Culture and Heritage in the 21st century.

The conference will be primarily informed by South African policy papers such as the Department of Arts and Culture’s Revised White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage (1996, Version 2, 4 June 2013) and the Presidency’s National Development Plan: Vision for 2013 (2011) but the hosts are inviting both international and local academics, members of relevant industries and policy makers to submit papers on the theme and the following sub-themes:

* The role of government in the promotion of cultural and creative industries
* The role of cultural and creative industries in engendering social cohesion, enhancing nation building and contributing to economic growth and development
* The significance of partnerships between institutions of higher learning and cultural and creative industries in the expansion of career skills and knowledge
* Challenges around culture, heritage and moral regeneration in modern societies
* Restoration and advancement of arts and cultural practices in modern democracies
* Commercialisation and preservation of intellectual property in the arts, culture and heritage
* Economic development and urban regeneration
* Cultural planning and urban tourism
* Creative industries and social development
* Creative industries and nation building
* Creative industries and moral regeneration
* Creative industries and economic development
* Culture and development
* The role of creative and cultural industries in developing an inclusive cohesive society
* Cultural policy and development
* Entrepreneurship and creative economy
* Arts and rural development
*Africanisation of arts curricula
* South Africanisation of arts curricula
* Arts and urban regeneration
* The role of arts education
* Arts, culture and heritage education and national development
* Ubuntu and African Renaissance in the developmental agenda of the post-millennium world
* The arts in identity and multicultural politics
* Arts and climate change
* The humanities and social sciences as custodians of indigenous and endogenous languages
* The humanities and social sciences as a repository of heritage, history, memory and meaning
* The humanities and social sciences in community practice
* The humanities and social sciences in political economy and internationalism
* Arts and children


Presenters are invited to submit abstracts (300 words in PDF or MS Word format) to reach the Conference Secretariat by 31 March 2014.

Conference secretariat

Correspondence to:

2014 International Conference on Arts, Culture, Heritage and the National Development Plan: Vision For 2030, Faculty of the Arts, Tshwane University of Technology, Private Bag X680, PRETORIA 0001

Enquiries to:

Irene Botes, e-mail: ; tel: +27 12 382 6175; fax: +27 12 382 6178; or
Joyce Ringane, e-mail:; tel: +27 12 382 6183; fax: + 27 12 382 6178

Further details
Ndwamato George Mugovhani is the Head of the Department of Performing Arts (Dance, Musical Theatre, Music and Vocal Art) at the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria

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