Choreographer Mike Machaya facilitating Movement Mandela, a dance performed by a youth group during the “55 Years to the Treason Trial Q & A Sessions” at the People’s Studio, 2011. Photo: Rangoato Hlasane
Keleketla! Media Arts Project (known as Keleketla! Library) is an interdisciplinary, independent library and media arts project based at the historic Drill Hall, Joubert Park, Johannesburg. It was established in 2008 to create access to the use of arts and media strategies as alternative education models and tools.
The project initiates and provides a platform for collaborative, experimental, multimedia projects with local, national, and international artists, cultural practitioners, and activists. Its beneficiaries are youth of the inner city of Johannesburg, emerging artists from South Africa and the Diasporas, teachers, progressive NGOs, researchers, activists, and independent media makers. Keleketla! Library’s international artist-in-residence program inserts brave and adventurous individuals and groups within a dynamic inner city of Johannesburg.
The center consists of a research and lending library, artist studios, a sound lab, workshops spaces, performance spaces, a gallery, a project space, and a penthouse for artists in residence.