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Arts and Culture Department<p>We market and develop Cape Town’s arts and culture in ways that celebrate the city’s rich diversity. We do this by promoting and celebrating the depth of our city’s heritage and offering financial and infrastructural support and skills development to the creative and cultural industries and our communities.</p><p>We draw on partnerships with various levels of government, academia and civil society, and foster an informed, inter-connected and self-reliant arts and culture sector. We achieve this through a range of programmes aimed at building culture and public life, community cultural development and promoting cultural events, places and people.</p><span><ul class="lrg-icon-content"><li class="lrg-icon lrg-link"><div class="list-links"> <a title="title" href="">Creatively collaborate with the City</a><a title="title" href="" target="_blank">Read our Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy</a><a title="title" href="">Apply for a public art permit</a><a title="title" href="">Find public art​ </a></div></li></ul></span>​ <span> <blockquote cite=""><p> <em>​​​​​​"The ability to create opportunities to unlock the associated benefits of arts, culture, creative industries and heritage in ever-increasingly complex city ecosystems is non-negotiable. To this end, the City of Cape Town’s Arts and Culture Department will focus on establishing an enabling environment for arts and culture as a driver of social cohesion; catalyst for economic development; and an enabler for innovation for all of Cape Town’s people."</em>​ <b>Ernest Sass</b><cite>Acting Executive Director: Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate </cite></p></blockquote></span><img alt="" src="" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><span> <div class="contact"><h4>General enquiries </h4><address><ul><li>Telephone: <br><a>021 417 0606</a></li> <li>Email: ​ <br> <a href=""></a></li></ul></address></div></span>


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