This arts program aims to equip disadvantaged women with the tools to become fully fledged artists by providing training and workshops in art techniques and production. It takes far more than skill to prepare a person to enter a market as a professional, and they also work on developing the whole person through training in life skills, providing counseling and partnering with each individual to make her aspirations a reality. Their program also provides a platform for professional artists to invest in a social responsibility initiative by providing training in art skills to the Pretty Pride team.
Project 90 by 2030
UNIMA South Africa
Union International de Marionette (UNIMA) SA runs the successful Out the Box Festival of Puppetry, a pioneering and unique arts platform that hosts professional practitioners from around the globe, with a strong focus on training and development through puppetry and visual performance. Jacqueline held the Film and Puppetry portfolio manager position for 3 years, where she successfully ran the annual Moving Things Film Festival and organized stop motion workshops through out the year.
Paper Body Collective
The Paper Body Collective promotes the development of women’s visual performance and puppetry in Southern Africa. Under the direction of visual performance artist Aja Marneweck, the company creates its theatre of difference through its avant garde edge and ‘total’ theatre approach to puppetry, narrative, imagery, choreography, and representation. Exploring darker issues around gender, they are a vital contribution to developing multi-modal visual performance in South Africa today.
Cosmos Productions has collaborated with the Paper Body Collective over the last 10 years on various visual theatre, and video projects. Some of these include Residue (2005), La Loba (2006), Abajo (2007), In Medea Res (2009) and Plot 99 (2011).