UJ Arts & Culture is currently considering proposals for hire of the Arts Centre Venues for the period February to November 2017.
Proposals should be submitted as a Word document no longer than one page, and must include contact details of the organiser, a brief description of the event and proposed dates.
The deadline for submissions is 9 December 2016 and proposals may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 December 2016.
Due to the high demand for utilisation of the UJ Arts Centre Theatre, the assessment criteria are now much stricter with regard to hosting events that are not formal theatrical productions or concerts in the venue. Therefore, please carefully motivate why your proposed event specifically needs to take place in Arts Centre Theatre.
The 436-seat Arts Centre Theatre has a prime location on the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus of the University of Johannesburg. Access to the Arts Centre is directly off Kingsway (c/o University Road and Kingsway). The Arts Centre has its own parking area, with provision for overflow parking directly across the road in the University’s visitors’ parking area, linked to the complex with a pedestrian bridge built over Kingsway.
In addition to serving as a venue for UJ Arts productions, the Arts Centre also hosts visiting professional productions by South African and international production companies and artists, as well as concerts, exhibitions, conferences and cultural events.
The Con Cowan Theatre in Bunting Road, Auckland Park was named after Charles Conrad ‘Con’ Cowan. The Con Cowan Junior High School was incorporated into the Goudstadt College of Education (1961), Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR) (1987) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) (2005). Throughout all the changes, the original school building retained the name and is currently known as the Con Cowan Building. The old school hall metamorphosed into the 180-seater Con Cowan Theatre, with raked seating, a control box, a box office, storage and technical equipment added over several years until 2011 and came into regular use during 2012.
Please note that UJ Arts & Culture receives far more enquiries than can be accommodated. All enquiries are therefore subject to an assessment process based on merit and potential to support UJ’s vision and the drive towards global excellence and stature.