Fonds BC1195 - Community Arts Project Archive

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Community Arts Project Archive


  • 1974-2008 (Creation)

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160 boxes plus oversized items

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Community Arts Project (CAP) was established in Cape Town in the period following the Soweto uprisings (1976). By the late 1980s two CAPs had emerged: the ‘art school’ (Chapel Street, Woodstock) and the Media Project (Community House, Salt River). The latter constituted as an independent trust (Media Works), before joining again with the mother body to form the Arts & Media Access Centre. CAP/AMAC closed in 2008.

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Papers contain brief history of Community Arts Project and information on various courses offered. Includes CAP’s mission statement, minutes, notes, reports, writings by CAP’s students and staff, correspondence with other cultural organisations, some information on other cultural organisations and projects, etc.


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  • Shelf: 48a