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
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.
Keabetswe (Kea) Galawe
Ntombizivumile (Vumile) Qupe
Education Projects Manager
CATHSSETA Training Coordinator
Sipho Michael Mabena
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
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
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
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.
by being transparent and accountable to our partners, stakeholders and practice.
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.