The inaugural Matlosana Arts and Cultural Exchange Festival (MACEF) was held at Kwa Mothakga Lodge in Matlosana, North West province on 28 November 2015. It is an annual event to be held in Matlosana during the Heritage week- September 24 to 30th.
- To plan, host and grow Matlosana Arts Culture Exchange Festival (MACEF) events annually to reach the status of “prime events” in the National Arts and Culture Calendar.
- To empower and provide employment opportunities to artists and cultural practitioners.
- To promote Arts and Cultural Development in the North West province.
- To use MACEF as an annual arts and cultural education outreach program for the youth and learners.
- To breakdown the frontiers of racism and xenophobia in our area.
- To help diversify local economy and contribute to local economic growth.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
- Cooperation and buy in by Artists and Artists’ organizations and service providers.
- Community involvement and support.
- Solid partnership with the Department of Arts and culture.
- Solid partnership with Media organizations.
- Corporate support and sponsorship.
- Proper planning and execution of the event.
- Successful Hosting of the inaugural MACEF