Indonsa Arts and Crafts Centre

COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT - Indonsa Arts and Crafts Centre

Staff

Centre Manager

RMGumede

Mr. RM Gumede.

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Project Co-ordinator

SNsimbi

Mr. S Nsimbi.

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Administrative Assistant

ETMbatha

Mrs. ET Mbatha.

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Music Facilitator

SOMalembe

Mr. SO Malembe.

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Fashion Design Facilitator

TGNdwandwe

Mrs. TG Ndwandwe.

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Visual Art and Design Facilitator

SWShamase

Mr. SW Shamase.

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General Assistants

NBMagwaza

Mrs. NB Magwaza.

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MNtshangase       

Mr. M Ntshangase.

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DRadebe

Mrs. D Radebe.

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BACKGROUND

Indonsa Arts and Craft Centre is one of the RDP Centres initiated under the Provincial Department of Education and Culture now the Department of Arts and Culture. In August 2001 the Department approached the Zululand District Municipality to form partnership in which a well structured institution was sought to manage finances and operations of the Centre. Indonsa started functioning fully in 2002 under the management of the Zululand District Municipality up until now.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

VISUAL ARTS

  • Skills training project in basic drawing, painting, textile design, graphic design and silkscreen printing.

FASHION DESIGN

  • Training project in Designing and Sewing of both traditional & contemporary Fashion.

MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS

  • Skills training project in playing of musical instruments such as Drums, Guitar, keyboard etc. Monthly music shows are organised in-house to expose up and coming musicians to the stage & performance.

RECORDING STUDIO

  • A set up of a recording studio used to record local artists. Sound damping, Voice booth and partitioning need attention for it to be fully functional

EXHIBITION/GRADUATION

  • Displaying/showcasing of Artworks produced by Indonsa trainees and awarding of certificates to the competent learners. Schools, local businesses and potential buyers are invited to witness.

UMBELE WETHU CULTURAL FESTIVAL

  • Cultural competition rolled out in all five local Municipalities under Zululand DM for selections and winners go to a final held in Ulundi.Winners  in  the district finals get prize money and a chance to record their music for free at Indonsa. Since 2004, genres :Ingoma, Poetry, Drama, Isicathamiya, maskandi, Indlamu, Ukushikila, Ukuzoloza, Isigekle, Arts & Crafts, Gospel etc.. We discover, nurture, preserve and develop talent.

CRAFTS CO ORDINATION

  • Whenever there are Provincial/National exhibitions, Crafters are gathered for the selection of the best crafts to represent the Province. Support is given to Crafters in term of Workshops and exhibition space. Crafts outlet is under construction at Ecengeni gate