Artists in Schools
In association with the National Department of Arts and Culture, Sibikwa has implemented an ‘Artists in Schools’ programme involving the deployment of over 30 artists/facilitators in schools across the province of Gauteng.
The Artists in Schools programme focuses on the Creative Arts [music, dance, drama and visual arts] as laid down in the CAPS Curriculum. During the course of their tenure at the school, artists are involved in developing a set of creative interventions within the school environment which include:
- Working closely with partner-educators, to support the implementation of the creative arts curriculum
- Transfer skills to creative arts educators in schools
- Impact positively on the organizational environment of the school
The majority of the artists/facilitators are recruited from the pool of teachers Sibikwa has trained over the years. The Artists in Schools Project culminates in a three-day Festival held at the Sibikwa Arts Centre. In addition to the performances by the various learners an exhibition is mounted to display the learners’ art work. This Festival brings closure to the programme and gives learners a sense of achievement.