Creative Arts

OUT OF THE BOX - Creative Arts Education as Change Maker.

Building bridges through inclusive Creative Arts Education. 

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd March 2024


If you are ready to secure your spot, you can do it here.
Registration is now open!

The Main Event

Breakaway Sessions

*New: We will be introducing dedicated one-hour breakaway sessions you can choose based on your school role. Each breakaway will give you a deep dive into solutions for your specific needs


Friday 1st March: 15:00 - 18:30
Saturday 2nd March: 09:00 - 14:00
Virtual: On WHOVA App

Highlights from The event

Creative Arts Education as Change Maker
Building bridges through inclusive Creative Arts Education 

Culture and education are the backbone of sustainable development. Together they shape who we are and who will become. 

In an increasingly diverse, interdependent and volatile world, what counts as high quality education has evolved. Having the breadth of skills to understand, adapt and thrive in the face of changing social, economic and technological demands is paramount. 

Creativity, innovation, critical-thinking, resilience and empathy – this skillset is vital to harness possibilities and mitigate challenges today and in the future.

Creative Arts Education is the sole fuel for creativity. As educators responsible for teaching Creative Arts in South African schools, it is now more important than ever to integrate the arts and provide quality arts education to all learners in our schools.

What the event is about

The two day virtual event, South Africa’s largest conference on Creative Arts Education, will include keynote speakers, workshops, exhibitions and so much more to invigorate creative arts teaching in your school and classroom.

Western Cape Education Department

The WCED GET Curriculum Directorate is honoured to be a partner and supports the focus of the conference, to promote equity and diversity through the arts. The participation in the conference emphasises the opportunities that the arts bring to develop our learners as literate, informed, and appreciative arts consumers, practitioners, and audiences of the future.

Who this event is for

The conference and workshops are designed to provide a fresh and exciting approach to teaching the arts (music; art; design; dance; drama) for those responsible for teaching any of the Creative Arts components.

The Speakers

Conference Agenda

Creative Arts Conference 2023

Claim Your Ticket

Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School are excited to announce the 2023 Creative Arts Conference – 28 & 29 July! Please fill in this form so we can can send you all the details.


All sessions are hosted on our desktop and mobile virtual conference app (the WHOVA App). On the WHOVA app, you can view all sessions live and on-demand, connect with other schools around the world, view virtual booths for all the solutions spoken about during the event, share your thoughts in the community space or in the chat, and loads more!

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Network With Peers
From Around the Globe
Give Your Opinion and
Ask Questions
View Virtual Booths of
World-Leading Solutions

2022 Highlights

Join Schools Like

Teachers, creative arts teachers and school management teams from the following schools attended the previous conference:

Don't Just Take Our Word For It...

Here’s what the attendees had to say about the event.

"I feel better equipped to integrate the arts into ALL of my teaching in ALL of my subjects"

Imaan Nordien

BEd student, University of Western Cape

"Mr Kurt Minnaar's session! I wish my whole school could attended that session."

Nellita Mulke

Teacher and culture coordinator

"I can do so much more to create a love for performing arts for my kids. I have so many new ideas to maybe start a different trend in arts at our school."

Riekie Bornman


"I loved Isabel's workshop on using online resources as I am an online teacher!"

Jonelle du Toit

Creative Arts teacher

"Provided some good ideas and inspiration for the last few months of the year. It was accessible as it was on a virtual platform - otherwise it would have broken my budget!"

Julie Viljoen


"Inspiring me to try new things in my Visual Art classroom like using Tiktok and PBL"

Bronwyn Capes

Visual Art Teacher

"I learned about the importance of the arts"

Maria Rita Kadama


"Definitely recharged the creative arts spirit and motivated it"

Ridhaa-Ali Muckadam


"Rethink my purpose and aim as a teacher"

Lauren Ball

Teacher/ SMT

"Restored new energy and confirmation that I am on the right path"

Janet Hopgood


"I was feeling uninspired and bored with my teaching before the conference. Now I am inspired to be very creative in my lessons and integrate the arts into my lesson planning."

Marissa Rossouw


"I learnt different ways on how I can integrate arts in classroom and how to use different online resources for my classes."

Mohlalefi Ernest Mokete

PGCE student

"It has reassured me that I am on the right track."

Margo Crossley


"Hearing what other people are doing in various educational fields was inspirational. I particularly enjoyed these speakers: Andrea Zafirakou, Mr. Haroon Mohamed, Kurt Minnaar (brilliant!), Jayne Batzofin, Yvette Hardie, and Vaughan Fleischfresser."

Marina Louw


"I enjoyed the flexibility and freedom of it. I was teaching when it started, so I missed a few sessions here and there and am able to catch them up via the recordings. I participated live when I could."

Michelle Wiseman

Teacher and Head of Music

"It had such inspiring speakers and the workshops contributed to my self development."

Mandlenkosi Sixolo


"It really gave me a deeper meaning as to what us teachers mean to learners and how we can help them in the best way possible. It was so useful because they gave back feedback on how to be a better teacher for the learners and how to ensure that learners feel like they belong in our classroom."

Camilla Richards

First Year Student

"It was very brief and informative. Crucial knowledge shared "

Ashlynn Basson


Meet Your Hosts

Anina Lundie

Senior Curriculum Planner for Creative Arts: WCED

Anina studied at the University of Stellenbosch and at the Trinity College of London where she obtained an Honours degree in Drama, as well as a Licentiate in Drama teaching. In 2009 Anina became the WCED Senior Curriculum Planner for Creative Arts from Gr 4 – 9.

Odile Burden

Head of Strings: Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School

Odile obtained her BMus (performance) and MMus (chamber music) from Stellenbosch University. In 2016 she completed a Diploma in Practical Music Education (violin pedagogy) at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo, Norway.

Thapelo Phukuje

Marketing and Communications Specialist: Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School

Thapelo is a seasoned qualified and professional Communications and Public Relations Practitioner with a high level of experience and a real zest for sharing his passion for all things media.

Got Any Questions?

This is a fully online event. It does not take place on this website but on a virtual conference platform, called ‘Whova App’. You can download the App on your App store

Yes. All sessions will be recorded and available to view immediately after a session has ended. The sessions are available on the Whova App and Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School YouTube chanel.

Please register to attend when registration opens.

Yes. The conference is from 15:00 – 18:45 on Friday the 1st of March and from 09h00 – 13:30 on Saturday the 2nd of March.

Meet The Team

Pam Heiberg

Registration, General enquiries and Sponsorship

Belinda Petersen

Event Producer

Hendrik Marais

Event Director

Leah Adams

Community Manager

Catherine Pike

Systems Manager

Creative Arts Poll

Participate in our poll – Let’s engage about creative arts in your environment


Meet the Creative Arts Conference 2024 exhibitors

Vivo Music
art assist for teachers