ANSA works in three key areas:

Policy , Research and Connection

 
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How we work

PROGRAMME AREAS

Arterial Network South Africa has three key programme areas that drive its work on a short and medium term basis.

RESEARCH - Arterial Network South Africa drives and contributes to the development of research and offers access to research findings.

POLICY ADVOCACY - Arterial Network South Africa continues to bring public attention to arts advocacy, broadening the accessibility and conversation around policy to encourage all creatives to get involved.

CONNECT - Regional Integration is one of the key areas identified to maintain connectivity and inclusivity across the African cultural community.

 

RESEARCH

In order to better understand the needs, challenges and trends of the cultural sector, Arterial Network South Africa drives and contributes to the development of research and offers access to research findings. To this end, ANSA has developed a number of including the following in 2018:

    • Trends and Consumption of Radio among youth in eight South African Countries:

        • Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Mauritius, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique 

    • Youth participation in Creative industries in six countries :

        • Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and Mozambique 

 

POLICY/ ADVOCACY

Committed to the recognition and promotion of artists’ rights, Arterial Network South Africa continues to bring public attention to arts advocacy through a series of projects and engagements. A core part of our work is broadening the accessibility and conversation around policy to encourage all creatives to get involved in policy making.

Policy Hacks

      • ANSA will continue to monitor legislative changes affecting the creative and cultural industries including the Copyright Bill and Performers Protection Act. 

      • ANSA intends to reaffirm its position as a thought leadership platform for policy and legislative views affecting the creative and cultural industries

 

CONNECT 

Connecting South Africa to the rest of the continent 

Being part of a continental network, Regional Integration is one of the key areas identified to maintain connectivity and inclusivity across the African cultural community. 

  • British Council- HIVOS SoCreative Summit [link to the summit page]

  • Regional Integration: SADC Arterial Network Regional Meeting

  • Arterial Network Turn Around Strategy


Arterial Network Continental Affiliates

As of 2017, Arterial Network has official representation in:

NORTH AFRICA: Mauritania and Morocco

WEST AFRICA: Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo and Chad

EASTERN AFRICA: Seychelles and Uganda

CENTRAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe 

 
 

“ANSA is committed to accessibility, impact and regional integration

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