A series of inspiring and free-to-view talks from leaders and innovators in the creative and cultural sector.
CREATING BRIDGES INTO OCEANS
SUSTAINABILITY / AANIYAH OMRADIEN
Aaniyah Omradien is the founder and CEO of The Beach Co-Op. She has 15 years of experience in the conservation sector with a strong emphasis on finding the balance between that which is good for the Earth and that which is good for people. Aaniyah is a founding fellow for the Women for the Environment in Africa leadership programme. In Aaniyah’s STEAMi Talk, she speaks about the bridges that art can build and its important role in preserving and building relationships with our natural world.
ARTIST ADVOCACY ACROSS THE GENERATIONS
ACCESS / LUKRETIA BOOYSEN
Lukretia Booysen is the founder and artistic director of the Koena Art Institute NPC gallery and curates the exhibitions hosted in the space. The Koena Art institute is an organisation founded with the aim to celebrate and preserve KhoiSan/Khoe cultural heritage and identity through the arts. Lukretia tells us her story of belief and passion as things fell into place and hard work paid off.
THE POWER OF CREATIVE CURRENCY
VALUE / TRACY LEE LYNCH
Tracy Lee Lynch is the creative director of Clout/SA and Nando’s Design Programme. Clout/SA is focused on the promotion of South African design both globally and locally with the intention of contributing to the creation of a recognised category brand. As part of its public launch, Clout/SA invites corporate partners who share similar values to join its mission by taking part in collaborations with its designer-maker partners.
RESOURCE / NADIA VIRASAMY
Nadia Virasamy is the CEO of Moving into Dance MID, a trailblazing, nationally acclaimed, professional dance company and accredited training organisation that has produced a multitude of award-winning and productive dancers, choreographers, arts administrators and teachers throughout South Africa and internationally. Nadia is deeply passionate about education and the arts. In this STEAMi Talk, she talks about how you are the resource and shares invaluable advice for artists who are building a career.
LEADING CREATIVE INTERGRITY
COMMUNICATION / RYAN FORTUNE
Ryan Fortune is a creative communicator and senior strategist. He’s also a typical millennial, with a rigorous and inquisitive mind, and helps brands navigate youth culture. A change-maker with a special interest in developing creative strategies to solve business problems, his entrepreneurial approach to marketing, as well as his own experiences, have led him into popular culture, youth marketing, behavioural economics and design thinking. It’s his love for unconventional ideas, charming smiles and real emotions that motivates him to tackle challenging problems.