The PACOFS is stepping into the future with it’s first-ever Artists Indaba


The Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) is stepping into the future with it’s first-ever Artists Indaba.

Taking place at the Sand du Plessis Theatre at PACOFS’ Bloemfontein complex on April 12th, the milestone event presents a unique opportunity for performing arts stakeholders in the province to become part of the new era of PACOFS.

The latter began with the confirmation of Teboho Macholo as CEO and the appointment of veteran actor, Jerry Mofokeng as Artistic Director earlier this year. Its aim is the development and production of performing arts in a way that serves Free State audiences and beyond. The new era of PACOFS is also set to play an increasingly important part of the Department of Arts and Culture’s primary objective of laying the foundation of greatness.

“This Indaba is a platform for us to articulate our plans and for our stakeholders to express their wishes and aspirations and we are encouraging as wide a participation as possible,” says Macholo. Among the plans to be presented by PACOFS on April 12th will be the year’s programme and the many partnerships that have already been brokered by Macholo and his team with the likes of the Central University of Technology (CUTS) and the SABC.

The Artists Indaba is also the first time that the artistic community of the Free State will be able to engage with Mofokeng.

“I’m very excited about the chance to meet as many players and stakeholders as possible,” says the veteran actor of the upcoming Indaba.

“Of course, I am excited to bring my skills and expertise to PACOFS and share my vision for the coming years. But, equally, it’s important that I get to know the people and organizations that drive the arts in this province. Only when we have a shared vision will we be able to take PACOFS into the future and make our mark as a performing arts establishment to be reckoned with, nationally and even internationally.”

The PACOFS Artists Indaba is a significant event on the national performing arts stage and is set to mark the start of the Free State becoming a significant national player.


For more information contact: email: or 051 447 7771, 079 875 5381

Artists Indaba details.

Venue: Sand Du Plessis Theatre at PACOFS.

Date: Saturday, 12 April 2014.

Time: 09h30 till 15H00. (Lunch will be served).


*PS There is an opportunity to host a limited number of National media to attend the Indaba – please urgently let us know if you would like to attend and we will advise but support is available to assist make this possible


For media interviews, access to high res pictures, accreditation or more info please contact Dee’s on or 011 788 7631/2

Issued by JT Communication Solutions on Behalf of The Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS)