Matlosana Arts and Cultural Exchange Festival (MACEF) is a non-profit organization based in Matlosana area of DKK district, NW province. It is an all-encompassing forum of arts and cultural practitioners in the area. The main objective is to stage MACEF events annually, to promote unity amongst Artists, Cultural practitioners as well as stakeholders in Matlosana and DRKK district of the North West province.
It should be emphasised that MACEF’s mandate is limited to planning, hosting and growing MACEF annual events and that all resources and benefits accrued in MACEF will exclusively dedicated and used for this purpose.
MACEF Partners: Roles and Responsibilities:
- The Concept Originators (Founder members) whose main role will be to facilitate understanding of the concept and to preserve the ideals and objectives of MACEF.
- Traditional Artists forum under the guidance of Ngwao Boswa which will coordinate, rally the interests and welfare of traditional cultural groupings within MACEF.
- Matlosana Contemporary Artists Association (MACAA), will be responsible to unite, organise and coordinate contemporary artists within MACEF.
- Matlosana Media Association (MAMA), it will facilitate media participation and support for MACEF.
- Matlosana Jazz Artists: To coordinate and rally Jazz artists support for MACEF
- The North West Department of Culture, Arts & Traditional Affairs is the custodian of arts and cultural activities in the province; it will play an oversight role to ensure that programmes such as MACEF fulfil the noble objectives of; Development of arts and culture in the province.
Each MACEF partner will be represented by two members who will sit on the MACEF Board of Directors. This festival offers an incredible wide array of cultures in an authentic way while exposing local talent providing entertainment and promoting small businesses growth in and around DKK District. Our local artists have an artistic expression and skill that gives us a sense of identity and joy. We are creating a platform for cultural awareness within our communities. MACEF promises to provide an exceptional exhibition of cultural dances, taste of various cultural cuisines, Art Gallery, hand craft, designs and market place.