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Short Course
Community level Arts and culture management
There is a great need for arts and culture management training on community level to create sustainability and jobs in the industry. The Institute for Arts Management and Development has the expertise to present this training and has been doing so successfully for the past 10 years.

Purpose of the course:

To empower people that are involved in the arts and culture industry on grass roots level to manage their community based arts and culture organisations more effectively and on a more sustainable level.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Grade 12 or equivalent qualification to matric.
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Practical involvement in any kind of arts / culture organisation or structure. A passion for the arts and creative industries Good reading, writing and communication skills.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • team-work, discipline and communication
  • ethics in the workplace
  • the elements on arts and culture
  • why we need the arts
  • what is an artist?
  • arts management relations
  • business tools in the arts
  • budgeting in the arts
  • marketing in the arts and culture: 
  • funding community arts
  • project management in the arts
  • people and  terminology’s in the arts world
  • working in and managing community arts
  • Demonstrate team-work, discipline and communication in a practical group exercise.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethics in group discussions.
  • Interpret questions on what an artist is?
  • Complete a written exercise on financial documents
  • Drawing up a budget for a practical case study
  • Determine new target markets in a group exercise
  • Drawing up a framework for a funding proposal
  • Completing a project initiation for a case study


Method of assessment: 
Formative throughout and a summative assessment at the end.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Target group: 
This course is designed for every person working in the administrative and management side of the arts as well as the person who is involved in the arts and culture environment in their communities serving on the management committee of an arts / culture organization.
Contact us
Mr Leroux Malan
Telephone number: 
018 299 2852