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Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts


The University of Cape Town's Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) facilitates new collaborative and interdisciplinary creative research projects across Faculty but particularly in the disciplines of Music, Dance, Fine Art, Drama, Creative Writing, Film and Media Studies.

Interdisciplinarity is a key theme of the institute and projects are imbued with innovation, collaboration and dialogue with urbanism and community.

GIPCA was launched in December 2008 with a substantial grant from Sir Donald Gordon, founder of Liberty Life. An Advisory Board comprising Heads of Departments of all Performing and Creative Arts Departments at UCT helps to shape contexts for the instigation and development of projects by students and staff, as well as a wide range of institutions and individuals outside the university.

GIPCA Director: Associate Professor Jay Pather
GIPCA Project Manager: Adrienne van Eeden-Wharton
Chair of the GIPCA Board: Professor Sakhela Buhlungu

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Contact us

Tel: +27 21 480 7156

Physical address:
Hiddingh Campus University of Cape Town
32 - 37 Orange Street
Cape Town
South Africa


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