In this community theatre project, supported by the National Arts Council, UKZN Department of Performing Arts and Bechet High, we did the following:
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Despite That... is a British Council British SSA co-created art - cultural exchange between South Africa and the UK. The project is led by ARROWSA and includes youth from ARROWSA alumni in Durban and South Roots Int. in Pelican Park, Cape Town.
ARROWSA presented at the Webinar: Arts, youth conscientization and environmental issues at COP 26: Reflections on Phone call to the world
This project is funded by the South African National Arts Council. ARROWSA leads the project in partnership with ARROWSA management and ARROWSA Bechet participants, Bechet High School, artists from South Roots Int. in the Western Cape and a lecturer and postgraduate students from the Department of Performing Arts, UKZN.
In 2021 the ARROW-INDRA SAUKINDIA project built on the 2020 climate change and culture, clothing, identity and gender issues and hosted the arts for social change Scarecrow project and skill transference workshops funded by National Arts Council in South Africa - see Be a scarecrow against gender-based violence by ARROWSA, Scarecrows in solidarity by South Roots International and
Marking Memories is a collaborative research project on the cross-cultural rock engraving traditions in Mashishing, Mpumalanga.
The Indra Congress is a global network of community artists, cultural practitioners, and educators. An alternative; mediator of arts and culture for intra- and inter-personal social change, it provides a safe space for youth to communicate social issues. The network actively participates in a biannual program where representatives of the different Indra hubs come together in a face-to-face congress.
Luthando Ngema is the new ARROWSA Chairperson. Ms Ngema is a lecturer in Media at the School of Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is also a researcher, teacher and social media expert and one of the project leaders for the Fukamisa Intsha film project - community engagement for UKZN. She is a PhD candidate, Media and Cultural Studies UKZN.
ARROWSA’s main arts for social change project is based at Bechet High School, Sydenham Durban. This programme known as ARROWSA Bechet is led by Mr Bheki Dlamini and includes weekly after school sessions. In the sessions the process and product are given equal importance. The youth (ranging from approximately 14 to 18 years old) participate in drama-for-social change exercises that focus on personal change and learn performing and visual arts skills.