About us

RONA

About us

RONA

Leveraging The Arts For Advancement

The Sibikwa Arts Centre is an award winning multi-disciplinary Centre of Excellence, with extensive experience in vocational training in the performing arts, arts education, community development and the creation of innovative South African performances.

Our vision is for arts and culture to provide opportunities for the advancement of individuals, communities and the sector.

Our mission. We are committed to providing high-quality arts education and training, while creating and presenting world-class productions that preserve and promote the canon of South African theatre. In doing so, we harness global networks and partnerships and rona – as a collective – to advocate for investment in democratising access to arts and culture.

Specializing in tradi-contemporary music, dance, spoken word, drama and visual arts, within the landscape of national and international festivals, corporate events, arts education, civic engagement, and cultural exchange; Sibikwa is the spark that ignites creativity and sustainability in the creative and cultural industries.

#PerformWithPurpose

Our brand promise

UBUNTU - BOTHO PELE

At Sibikwa we take pride in upholding our people-centred ethos; providing quality education, outstanding productions and advocacy, igniting meaningful engagement and transformation in the arts sector across South Africa.

That is the Sibikwa spark.

Our Team

Caryn Green

CEO

Keabetswe (Kea) Galawe

Finance Administrator

Ntombizivumile (Vumile) Qupe

Education Projects Manager

Thapelo Kotlolo

CATHSSETA Training Coordinator

Sipho Michael Mabena

Office Administrator

Smal Ndaba and Phyllis Klotz

Co-Founders and Consultants

Our Awards

Arts, Culture and Development

2020

Received the Gauteng Premier’s Gold Service Excellence Award for Social Transformation in the category of Arts and Culture

2018

Declared a Centre of Excellence by the National Department of Arts and Culture

2008

ACT Cultural Development Award finalist

2001

Ekurhuleni Metro Mayoral National/International recognition for Development

1999

Moira Fine Vita Award for outstanding contribution to the theatrical life of South Africa

Dance Company/Orchestra

2011

African Indigenous Orchestra: Ovation Award Grahamstown National Arts Festival

2011

Dance Company: Nominee Best Dance Company Gauteng

2010

Dance Company: Ovation Award Grahamstown National Arts Festival

2009

Dance Company: Soul Dancer Award

Productions

2016

Chapter 2 Section 9: Ovation Award Grahamstown National Arts Festival

2016

Uhambo -The Journey: Nominated for Best production for young audiences for Naledi Awards

2016

So Where To?: Nominated for Best production for young audiences for Naledi Awards

2016

D.E.T Boys High: Nominated for Best production for young audiences for Naledi Awards

2011

D.E.T Boys High: Naledi Award for Best Community Theatre

2002

Trash Truck: Green Trust Award for Environmental Education

1992

D.E.T Boys High: Grahamstown National Arts Festival - First Fringe Award

1992

D.E.T Boys High: Vita Discretionary Award for its contribution to South African theatre

Our Values

Preserve & Advance

in-born artistic talent, collective heritage and his-story and her-story.

Collaborate

for meaningful exchange and engagement. Together we are better.

Imprint

Everything we do impacts our communities.

Uphold Integrity

by being transparent and accountable to our partners, stakeholders and practice.

Honour Authenticity

by embracing individuality and diversity. I am because you are, you are because I am.

Uku’bikwa

To pronounce and announce in collective celebration.

Our Funding Partners

The incredible support of Sibikwa’s funders and partners allows us to continue providing opportunities for upliftment and purposeful creativity.