About us


About us


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.


Our brand promise


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


Keabetswe (Kea) Galawe

Finance Administrator

Ntombizivumile (Vumile) Qupe

Education Projects Manager

Thapelo Kotlolo

CATHSSETA Training Coordinator

Sipho Michael Mabena

Office Administrator

Kelly Storom

Entrepreneurship, Culture and Democracy Projects Manager

Smal Ndaba And Phyllis Klotz

Co-Founders And Consultants

Rick Edmonds, Mologadi Kekana, Pamela Grayman (Chair) and Zwelakhe Gumede

Board of Directors

Our Awards

Arts, Culture and Development


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


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


ACT Cultural Development Award finalist


Ekurhuleni Metro Mayoral National/International recognition for Development


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

Dance Company/Orchestra


African Indigenous Orchestra: Ovation Award Grahamstown National Arts Festival


Dance Company: Nominee Best Dance Company Gauteng


Dance Company: Ovation Award Grahamstown National Arts Festival


Dance Company: Soul Dancer Award



Chapter 2 Section 9: Ovation Award Grahamstown National Arts Festival


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


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


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


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


Trash Truck: Green Trust Award for Environmental Education


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


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.


for meaningful exchange and engagement. Together we are better.


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.


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.