Keyword: South Africa

The positive and negative impacts of a cultural festival

This research was conducted by Marco Scholtz, Pierre-Andre Viviers and Limpho Maputsoe at North-West University, South Africa

Summary

This paper analysed the social impact of the Macufe Festival in Bloemfontein, South Africa. It is one of Africa’s largest festivals, running over 10 days and attracting 140,000 people each year …

How talking events help people make sense of art

This research was conducted by Priscilla Adipa at International University of Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire

Summary

This paper examined how ‘talking events’ (formal programmes such as exhibition openings and artist talks) affect people’s engagement with art. It found that talking events ‘draw people into art spaces and prolong their interactions with …

By | 10 January 2020 |

The economic impact of music festivals is determined by size and location

This research was conducted by Melville Saayman and Andrea Saayman at North-West University, South Africa

Summary

This paper examined the economic impact of arts festivals in South Africa and found that the size of the economic impact was related to the size and location of the town hosting the event. This …

By | 10 April 2014 |