ACT | UJ Conference invites applications for intern positions

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites applications for two young arts administrators to develop their skills, working on the 2015 ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference.

The internships are available to entry-level arts professionals interested in gaining experience and skills in a professional environment. The positions will be full-time for two months (mid-January to mid-March), based at the ACT offices in Braamfontein. A monthly stipend will be offered, in line with industry standards.

The internships aim to reinforce professionalism and stable work ethics through the development of written, verbal and analytical skills. The two interns will gain understanding through experience of the practical application of theoretical knowledge. Focus areas include event planning and implementation, logistics, research, communication, marketing, monitoring and evaluation and networking.

“It has been encouraging to see how experience working within the context of this conference has directly led to some of our interns finding permanent placements within the arts environment,” says CEO of ACT, Pieter Jacobs.

Applicants must be based in Johannesburg. Internship applications are due on or before Friday 5 December 2015.

The application form can be found at:

The 2015 ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference, entitled “Creatives Make It Happen”, is presented by the Arts & Culture Trust, UJ Arts & Culture and British Council Connect ZA, in partnership with the SAMRO Foundation, Pro Helvetia and Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). It will take place 8 – 10 March 2015 at the University of Johannesburg.

Details about the conference will be updated on their forthcoming website




About the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT):

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is South Africa’s premier independent arts funding and development agency. The primary aim of ACT is to increase the amount of funding available for arts and culture initiatives, and to apply these funds to innovative, sustainable projects that make a meaningful contribution to society. Through structured funding programmes, ACT provides support for all expressions of arts and culture, including literature, music, visual art, theatre and dance, and the support extends to festivals, community arts initiatives, arts management, arts education and arts administration.  Follow ACT on Twitter at!/actorgza or like the Trust’s Facebook page at


About UJ Arts & Culture:

UJ Arts & Culture produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes that align to the UJ vision of an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. A variety of cultural activities are offered on all four UJ campuses. Practical experience, as well as performance in a range of genres is available to UJ students, staff, alumni and the general public. For regular updates find them on Facebook (University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture), follow @UJArtsCentre on Twitter, subscribe to their Youtube channel or visit


About British Council Connect ZA

British Council Connect ZA is a major new series of cultural exchanges between the United Kingdom and South Africa marking 2014 as a celebration of 20 years of democracy in South Africa. From 2013 to 2015, the programme will support cultural connections between young people aged 18-35 in the United Kingdom and South Africa with a series of arts projects, and use digital platforms to build creative networks through live music, film, visual art and design. The project is part of SA-UK Seasons 2014 and 2015 which is a partnership between the Department of Arts & Culture, South Africa and the British Council.

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