A South African arts administrator and artist has taken over the reins at the Dutch Prince Claus Fund.
As a “driving force in the development of young South African artists and aspiring artistic entrepreneurs," the new director of the Prince Claus Fund is, in the words of chairman Ila Kasim, "the embodiment of the spirit" of her organisation. It is up to Desando to lead the fund into the future. Central to this is the development of individual artists in different phases of their professional careers.
So who is this artistic dynamo? A former opera singer, director and conductor, associated with companies in South Africa and internationally, such as Really Useful Artists and New York Harlem Productions, Desando was until recently the CEO of the Arts & Culture Trust in Johannesburg. But how did the young Desando find his way to opera in the final days of Apartheid? And what futures does he see for the fund he now heads?
Meet and listen to Marcus Tebogo Desando during this exciting new edition of Studio ZAM on Thursday 30 June 2022. Doors open at 19:30 conversation and live stream start at 20:00.
Interview: Augustina Austin.
A limited number of seats are available for the event, and it can also be followed via a live stream. A video recording will also be made publicly available afterwards. Reservations are required. Available seats will be allocated upon registration.