APPLICATIONS FOR ARTS JOURNALISM ARE CLOSED.
DATES: 23 - 30 MARCH 2019
TIME: 09h30 - 16h00
VENUE: ARTSCAPE THEATRE CENTRE
Facilitated by award-winning South African writer and journalist Percy Mabandu, assisted by Business Day jazz columnist Gwen Ansell, the Arts Journalism Programme is the longest running trainee initiative of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The week-long course, for qualified journalists, freelance writers and journalism students, is aligned to the National Journalism Framework (NQF) of national journalism standards. It has also become one of the country’s leading initiatives in raising arts journalism standards.
The course is open to journalists (including community journalists and freelancers) and journalism cadets or interns in any medium who want to upgrade their arts writing skills. We'll also consider arts bloggers, musicians, music, arts and heritage students, music organisers and music PR workers.
Participants will learn how to apply key journalism skills to the specialized context of arts writing: how to review; building up specialist contacts; making an arts topic accessible and interesting to your readers – plus the context of South African music.