As assessment of the visual arts sector in South Africa and assistance to the Department of Arts and Culture in Developing a National Policy for the Visual Arts DAC/0006/07/T

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Hagg
KEYWORDS: ARTS AND CULTURE, VISUAL ARTS SECTOR
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6808
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/3811

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Abstract

This report represents the first major national study of the visual arts sector in South Africa as a basis for making informed recommendations for the growth and development of this important sub-sector of the creative industries. The research project commissioned from the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) by the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) involved the conducting of an in-depth survey of over 350 artists, businesses and organisations working in the visual arts sector, together with a series of individual studies on museums and collections, education and training in the visual arts, funding, the policy and legislative environment for the visual arts and the position of the visual arts at a provincial level. The research project also involved the development of a database of over 6000 visual arts practitioners and 1200 business entities across South Africa.