Who we are

Isthuli-Sasengweni Arts & Craft Organization, established in June 2019 and officially registered in February 2021, stands as a dynamic force in the realm of creative empowerment.

OUR BACKGROUND

Isthuli-Sasengweni Arts & Craft Organization, established in June 2019 and officially registered in February 2021, stands as a dynamic force in the realm of creative empowerment. As a non-profit entity, we were founded by a collective of visionary creatives, united by the shared mission of fostering economic emancipation, job creation, and skills development among emerging artists.

Our organization serves as a catalyst for transformation within the arts community, providing a platform where aspiring talents can thrive and flourish. In addition to our core objectives, we have curated the Umsizi Nopende National Project since 2022, a flagship initiative aimed at showcasing and nurturing the talents of artists across South Africa.


Driving Impactful Change:
At Isthuli-Sasengweni Arts & Craft Organization, we are dedicated to driving impactful change and shaping the future of the arts industry. With a relentless focus on innovation and excellence, we aim to revolutionize the way emerging artists access opportunities and realize their creative potential. By championing diversity, inclusivity, and collaboration, we create an environment where artistic talent can flourish and thrive. Through strategic partnerships and community engagement, we seek to build a vibrant ecosystem that empowers artists to make a lasting impact on society. Join us on our mission to transform the landscape of the arts and unleash the transformative power of creativity.



MISSION STATEMENT

Empowering Creativity, Inspiring Change: Our mission at Isthuli-Sasengweni Arts & Craft Organization is to ignite the transformative power of creativity, fostering a vibrant ecosystem where emerging artists thrive and innovative ideas flourish.



OUR VISION

To lead South Africa's arts sector with innovation, nurturing emerging talent, redefining standards, and inspiring transformative change through excellence and collaboration.



OUR VALUES

CREATIVITY
We foster a culture of innovation and originality, encouraging bold ideas and imaginative thinking to drive artistic excellence.

Empowerment
We empower individuals to reach their full potential, providing opportunities for growth, development, and self-expression within the arts community.

Collaboration
We believe in the power of collaboration, working closely with artists, partners, and stakeholders to achieve common goals and maximize impact.

Integrity
We uphold the highest ethical standards, operating transparently, honestly, and with integrity in all our interactions and endeavors.

Excellence
strive for excellence in everything we do, setting high standards and continuously seeking ways to improve and innovate within the arts sector.

MANAGEMENT TEAM








Prince Makhosini Mgadi - Management Head:
An accomplished artist with 12 years of experience in the arts, Prince leads our operational management, bringing invaluable expertise to the organization.







Thamsanga Micheal Mfuphi - Creative Director:
With a Bcom.In Business Management and certifications in Print Making, Drawing, and Curation, Thamsanga directs our creative initiatives with 6 years of industry experience.







Arnold Vusimuzi Mbuya - Production Manager:
Arnold holds a Certificate in Print Making and Drawing and possesses 10 years of experience in the creative field, overseeing production operations effectively.







Nelisiwe Sibiya - Administration Manager:
With a Diploma in Office Management and 3 years of administrative experience, Nelisiwe ensures efficient administrative processes within the organization.
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