CULTURAL POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE MASTERS STUDENTS
Karabo Legoabe is an arts manager, production designer and filmmaker. She is currently a programmes coordinator at The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), a board member of the Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative, a 21 year old contemporary dance company in Mpumalanga and an interim steering committee members of U40 Mzansi, a UNESCO affiliated organisation launched and supported by the Department of Arts & Culture.
She studied drama at the National School of Arts then completed a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts Honours at Wits University majoring in Arts Management and Production Design. In 2010 after completing her studies she did a year-long arts administration internship at Business and Arts South Africa before moving on to ACT
Karabo continues to Freelance as a production designer and filmmaker under her production company Imagine Creative and is completing her masters in Arts, Culture and Heritage Management at Wits University with a bursary from the National Arts Council and ACT.
Kingdom Montshiwa Moshounyane lectured at Tshwane University and The Free State University Drama Deparments for a cumulative period of fifteen years, in the areas of Acting, Directing and Text Analysis. Kingdom Moshounyane transitioned from classroom to boardroom in 2013 when he took a Artistic Director Position at Mmabana Arts, Culture and Sports Foundation in Mmabatho Mahikeng, where he stayed for two years. His skills are Arts Management, Proposal Writing, Report Writing, Budgeting and Presentation Skills and Project Management.His interests are among others, Leadership, Arts Festival, Marketing, Creative Cities, Value Creation and Strategic Planning. His research centres around leadership within a the context of arts festivals in South Africa, dealing with issues of innovation, diversity, and transformation.The course in Cultural Policy and Mangement, not only provided and deepen my understanding on the areas of my interests, but most importantly help me understand more, why we do what when do ‘make the world a much better place through the arts and our humanity more meaning full’.
Jonathan G Shaw is currently studying for an Master of Arts in Arts and Culture Management, having jumped ship from West Campus, having already qualified with Honours for a Wits University Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2005. His current research is delving into the depths of music discovery and modern music consumption and consumer behaviour. Jonathan chose to further his studies in music industry and business in order to further academia in the subject, fuel several courses he lectures on music business a Wits University as well as bolster his consultancy practice.Jonathan G Shaw is a music business analyst and researcher having written a textbook entitled “The South African Music Business” as well as conducted research for provincial and national government. He is an accomplished recording studio owner, producer, session musician and audio engineer.
Julia Raynham is an artist, functioning in at least two or three professions, that are, unlike art, respected by society in terms of compensation and general usefulness. Her work exists in between socially engaged performance, cultural research, art pedagogy, music, film, design, conceptual and visual art. It has the capacity to undermine orthodoxy and define rhythms of production and cooperative practices, that present a step forward in the democratization of knowledge of contemporary art and the aesthetic experience.
She is Resonance Bazar’s Executive Director, establishing the Joule City Incubator & Research Studio; directing the Monsoon Project and Project Managing the Western Cape Province’s Indigneous Knowledge Systems Documentation Centre, in partnership with the Department of Science & Technology. She freelances as a Cultural Researcher & Project Consultant. She runs a small consultation practice as a Doctor of Traditional Medicine.
Her Masters research is an enquiry into “what does art do?”; how art/artists function in society, and what the value is of their production; whether one can speak about art as a medium of truth (one having independence, autonomy and power) or whether art is merely a matter of taste.
Fiona Gordon is most at home combining her passion for the arts and love for lists, within an inspiring team. Rooted in her Eastern Cape upbringing she has worked in Cape Town and Johannesburg; on some of this country’s most exciting and prestigious arts festivals, projects and awards; most often in her capacity as a member of the public relations/communications team. Fiona is a member of the 2016 Naledi Theatre Awards Judging Panel, the Steering Committee for U40 Mzansi, and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Arts & Culture Management through the University of the Witwatersrand.
Palesa Mopeli is currently both a practicing artist as well as a student. Having been part of a number of exhibitions hosted by various galleries and museums across South Africa; Mopeli continues to work towards becoming a visible, independent black female artist. Mopeli holds an Honours Degree in Visual and Performing Art and is currently working towards attaining her Masters Degree in Arts and Culture Management at the University of the University of the Witwatersrand. Her body of work includes space-specific installations that interrogate issues concerned with the body using the rubber material as a metaphoric substitute for the body, particularly the female body. Furthermore, her studies have led to the engagement of pressing issues of the broader landscape of the the arts and culture sector of South Africa such as the need for sound implementation of a cultural policy