• About Us

    About Us

    Arterial Network South Africa is a membership-based organisation registered as a non-profit organisation in South Africa. 

  • About Us

    Images courtesy of Dance Umbrella. Photographers John Hogg, Valmont Layne, Thanda Kunene.

  • About Us

    About Us

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    Arterial Network South Africa.

  • Culture is a Development Driver

    Arterial Network.

    Culture is a driver of development. It also enables development.
    When culture is taken into consideration in development efforts,
    transformative and sustainable change can occur.

Since its establishment in March 2007, Arterial Network has grown to become one of the largest intercultural networks on the continent. Arterial Network is represented across the continent through national chapters, local partner organisations and members, making it a leading African driven, cultural organisation.

Arterial Network's membership structure and mass base enables its members to engage with all aspects of the creative sector across disciplines, borders and regions to build more connectivity across the continent, catalyse collaborative opportunities and address key challenges at continental levels with a long-term commitment to sustained change.

Arterial Network holds consultative status with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and is frequently called upon by various bodies in the public, private and non-profit sectors for advice and consultation on matters related to the arts, culture and development. Arterial Network plays a key role in driving the African arts and culture agenda on regional, continental and global platforms.

Arterial Network has been consistently engaged in:

Building sustainable networks and structures

Formulating and implementing cultural policy

Facilitating research, debate and development of African-centred theory

Promoting freedom of creative expression

Capacity building

Information dissemination

African arts advocacy on national, regional and global arenas