Who is PANSA?
PANSA is a national network of
individuals, NGOs, service providers
and mainstream institutions that are
engaged in the practice or support
of the performing arts (performing arts
in all forms - dance, music, theatre,
opera, musical theatre).
Where does PANSA operate?
PANSA's National office is situated in the Cape Town. PANSA has formally constituted branches in KwaZulu Natal, the North West, and Western Cape provinces, with representatives in the Free State and Gauteng. PANSA is working towards having active branches in each province of South Africa.
How is PANSA structured?
Members join at a provincial level and annually elect Provincial Steering Committees (PSC) that meet monthly to manage the affairs of the organisation within the province. Currently members of the Provincial committees are put forward for election onto the National Steering Committee, at the National AGM. These regional committees oversee and provide strategic guidance for the operational offices in Kwa-Zulu Natal, North West and Western Cape
How is PANSA financed?
PANSA is financed from a variety of sources including provincial and local government (e.g. the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in the Western Cape, Ethikweni in KwaZulu Natal), local public arts funders (e.g. National Arts Council), international donors (e.g. Royal Netherlands Embassy and Africalia), corporate sponsors ( Rainbow, Pentravel, Distell, Unilever, OpenNetworks, Eastern Acoustics), and private donations and membership fees.
Why is PANSA necessary?
In order for our industry to grow all the forces working towards this growth should be in alignment. As an industry voice, PANSA believes that, through positive advocacy we can acheive our vision of a supportive, inclusive, united performing arts industry which is actively engaged in celebrating the industry's acheivements and strengthens through a growing audience.
What does PANSA do?