Arts Township International is launching the Kayamandi Creative District this Saturday, the 25th of October 2014! ATi is pioneering this social tourism model, an official World Design Capital Project, that turns the community into a vibrant, productive creative hub; an annual arts festival with arts, entertainment, and a craft and goods market that showcases what Kayamandi has to offer
Where: Kayamandi Township in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
When: 24 & 25 October 2014 @ 12-6pm
What: Launch of the pioneering Township Creative District of Kayamandi
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This is the first of ATi’s major projects. The Municipality of Stellenbosch, through ATi, has identified a need to bridge the gap between the historical Town of Stellenbosch and Kayamandi by connecting and integrating the city, suburbs and the greater Stellenbosch area with Arts & Tourism.
This is a multi-stakeholder partnership bringing together different members of society. The partners and beneficiaries include the Kayamandi Community, ATi, seed, Stellenbosch Municipality, as well as multiple organisations, individual families and small businesses from within and outside of the community.
The Kayamandi Creative District will offer a unique experience and products for locals and tourists whilst meeting the primary objective of driving traffic/visitors & business to Kayamandi; imagine a township street that is vibrant and inviting, with homes on either side open all year round to visitors as galleries, performance spaces, museums, and home innovation laboratories – flowing with the sights, sounds and flavors of working people from the community. KCD encourages the exchange of stories and ideas, foods, training, history and culture.
The business concerns in each of these homes is operated sustainably by residents who are skilled in the contemporary production and curation of visual and performing arts, as well as the effective management of co-operative businesses, with reciprocal access to a network of visitors, artists and other communities from around the city, the country and the world.
These are ATi’s Community Creative Districts. These creative districts are open to the public year round and hold annual public arts festivals. Township creative districts are furthermore networked with ‘sister townships/communities’ from around Africa and the world at large broadening access for its residents and artists to opportunities, ideas and resources from the international creative industries and creating a viable ecosystem (ecological and economic) for the Arts to create meaningful transformation in those communities.
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