In 2020, BASA proudly launched an additional platform from which to engage, excite and incite our members, Board of Directors, artists, partners and friends. BASA’s podcast series was initially introduced as part of the BASA Awards programme but has extended to encapsulate all discussions and debates in which we participate. It’s also another way we can honour and recognise the diverse and imaginative relationships forged between business and creative partners collaborating on innovative projects, unique events and other outstanding initiatives.
Hosted and facilitated Samm Marshall and friends, we are excited to continue the conversation on this digital stage.
Ep 16 - BASA 25th Anniversary Launch: Celebrating 25 Years of Business & Arts Partnerships.
In today's podcast episode, TV personality and Metro FM radio host, Rorisang Thandekiso is joined by BASA current Chair Zinggisa Motlaba, former Chair, Charmaine Soobramoney, and former Deputy Chair Mandie van der Spuy as they delve into BASA’s legacy, its bold programme marking this year as a milestone -- and to peek into what the future potentially holds for the organisation, its stakeholders, and the creative sector as a whole.
Ep 15 - Cultural Sector Funding and Business Models - BASA Assembly partnered by British Council conversation series
BASA Deputy Chair, Mandie van der Spuy is joined by Kojo Baffoe (author, poet, and media consultant) and Jefferson Tshabalala (Kiri Pink Knob and Ubdope Shishini), to look at different ways of thinking about financial sustainability within the Creative and Cultural Industries.
Ep 14 - Puprose-Driven Marketing - BASA Assembly partnered by British Council conversation series
BASA Deputy Chair, Mandie van der Spuy, Kathy Berman (Impact Space), and Lakin Morgan-Baatjies (UJ Arts + Culture) explore how the roles of creatives and marketers aren’t always separate; both are part of the value chain, unique and different, but still connected in touching the hearts of consumers. This conversation looked at the ways in which these two seemingly disparate groups can find synergy.
Ep 13 - Dismantling Digital Inequalities part 2
The Debut Online Podcast Part 2 takes place against the backdrop of Debut Online, an event that will present 180 Debut Programme participants taking their products to market and debuting their websites to existing and new market segments online. Following on from our first podcast, we continue the discourse of what it means to work with participants from rural and peri-urban in the Debut Programme, specifically how this engagement has highlighted the digital inequalities that exist in the sector.
BASA Head of Programmes Tumy Motsoatsoe is once again joined by Jane Mpholo (renowned Free State artist, Co-director at Vukallective and former Debut Programme Provincial Liaison/Ambassador); Rucera Seethal (Creative Director for the National Arts Festival), and Msimeki Nkatingi (newly appointed BASA Board Member and founder of Min Creative Co.)
Ep 12 - Dismantling Digital Inequalities - Debut Programme
Due to the pandemic, the world is moving online at an accelerated pace but in its haste there are some communities in the creative sector that are battling to access the space and keep up the pace. Boitumelo “Tumy” Mostsoatsoe discusses dismantling digital inequalities with Jane Mpholo, Free State Renowned Artist, Co-director at Vukallective & Former Debut Programme Provincial Liaison/Ambassador; Rucera Seethal the Creative Director for the National Arts Festival; Msimeki Nkatingi, newly appointed BASA Board Member and founder of Min Creative Co.; and Mimi Mashinini, law graduate and Strategic Partnerships Manager at Digify Africa.
Ep 11 - RISE: More than a Side-Hustle, the vital role of arts businesses - BASA AWARDS
In this episode we look at the value of the arts and creativity to the economy, how small creative enterprises can contribute to economic growth, where collaboration and partnership can come into play and elevate all parties concerned and look at what the arts sector needs right now. All these questions are answered in this latest episode under the theme RISE: More than a Side-Hustle, the vital role of arts businesses. To help unpack the theme, Samm Marshall is joined by CEO of the Craft and Design Institute group Erica Elk, 24th Annual BASA Awards trophy commissioned Duo, Andile Dyalvane and partner Zizpho Poswa from Imiso Ceramics based in Cape Town.