BASA Podcast

In 2020, BASA proudly launched an additional platform from which to engage, excite and incite our members, Board of Directors, artists, partners and friends. BASA’s podcast series was initially introduced as part of the BASA Awards programme but has extended to encapsulate all discussions and debates in which we participate. It’s also another way we can honour and recognise the diverse and imaginative relationships forged between business and creative partners collaborating on innovative projects, unique events and other outstanding initiatives.
Hosted and facilitated Samm Marshall and friends, we are excited to continue the conversation on this digital stage.
Weekly English South Africa Arts · Business
24 Episodes
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BASA Freedom Day Podcast - Artivism

Artivism – How artists are using their creativity and artistic practices as a tool for activism. In this conversation Bridget Masinga is joined by young creatives Amogelang Pila, Boitumelo Makousu alongside the Exhibitions and Events coordinator Lesole Tauatswale from Constitution Hill exploring the intersection of art and activism and the…
26 Apr 2023 40 min

Young Rural & Creative

Young Rural & Creative seeks to explore and diagnose the journey of young rural-based creatives pre- and post-the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation aims to explore, reflect, and propose interventions foreasing the burden on rural-based creatives to enable them to maximise their talent. The podcast seeks to achieve this through a variety…
27 Mar 2023 48 min

Beyond The Rut -Cultivating a sustainable creative lifestyle in the Eastern Cape

Beyond the Rut – dives into a conversation with emerging artists Evaan Jason and Lithemba Nziweni about cultivating a healthy and sustainable lifestyle as a creative in the Eastern Cape. They speak about creativity, trends, tools, authenticity, entrepreneurship, where to begin, and how to create something worthwhile.
27 Mar 2023 1 hr 08 min

Theatre Then Vs Now

Hosted by  Mzwakhe Khachela and Jane Mpholo, The theme in focus is ‘Theatre Then VS Now.’ The overall burning question of the discussion is "What led to Free State artists being more resistant to collaborative opportunities?” The guests are legendary Gerben Kamper and the fresh, innovative Karabelo Lekalake: Two different…
27 Mar 2023 58 min

Immersive arts 

A conversation on disruptive technologies and art disciplines in this emerging field within the South African creative economy (recorded online in 3 different cities in South Africa over Zoom); this podcast acts as a window into the mindsets of practitioners who work within these disruptive creative practices. The discussion focuses…
27 Mar 2023 1 hr 25 min

Standard Bank 'We Are Culture'

In this episode, we take a look at the longstanding impact that Standard Bank has had on the creative industry with its continued support of new and established artists over the years. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Standard Bank Gallery is re-opening in person with its…
21 Nov 2022 23 min

BASA Awards - The Real Reward in Recognition.

The real reward in recognition What it means to win a BASA Award? To be seen, heard, and ultimately understood. To stand before a group of like-minded contemporaries and accept their accolade is a universal desire. BASA podcast host Samm Marshall speaks to BASA Head of Research Madeleine Lambert,BASA Award…
19 Aug 2022 41 min

BASA Awards - Harnessing Creativity.

Harnessing creativity - What is the formula for creating work that fuses culture, creativity, and commercial objectives? Discussions with businesses who are working with creatives As we are poised to recognise the 2021/2022 BASA Award recipients, we speak to past Awards adjudication panellists to understand how each successive Awards show…
17 Aug 2022 43 min

Ep 13 - Dismantling Digital Inequalities part 2

The Debut Online Podcast Part 2 takes place against the backdrop of Debut Online, an event that will present 180 Debut Programme participants taking their products to market and debuting their websites to existing and new market segments online. Following on from our first podcast, we continue the discourse of…
11 Nov 2021 37 min

Ep 12 - Dismantling Digital Inequalities - Debut Programme

Due to the pandemic, the world is moving online at an accelerated pace but in its haste there are some communities in the creative sector that are battling to access the space and keep up the pace. Boitumelo “Tumy” Mostsoatsoe discusses dismantling digital inequalities with Jane Mpholo, Free State Renowned…
8 Nov 2021 37 min

Ep 10 - Rise : Rebooting the Arts Sector - BASA Awards

The pandemic has forced the arts sector to think deeply about ‘what’s next’. How will the arts reboot and RISE again? How can we work in partnership to truly value and recognise the huge potential of the creative economy. In the latest BASA Awards podcast episode, Host Samm Marshall sits…
24 Aug 2021 46 min

Ep 9 - Womxn Rising - BASA Awards

In this special Women’s Day edition of the BASA Podcast, we’re putting the spotlight on the BASA Awards and conversations surrounding this year’s them RISE. Womxn Rising brings together four fabulous women who have careers in the creative sector and business to talk about where women find themselves now and…
9 Aug 2021 1 hr 20 min
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