Changes in Arterial Network's Continental Secretariat

© Peter Rorvik (DR)
Genre : Nominations
Principal country concerned : Column : Media
Release/publication date : August 2012
Published on : 08/12/2012
Source : Communiqué de presse
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"We respect Ouafa's decision and thank her for her hard work and commitment to Arterial Network, and trust that she will remain part of the Arterial family wherever she chooses to locate herself next. We wish her well in her future endeavours", said Ms Korkor Amarteifio, Chairperson of Arterial Network Steering Committee.

Arterial Network also announced that Peter Rorvik, who recently ended his tenure as Director of the dynamic Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) in Durban, will take up the position of Secretary General in January 2013.

Rorvik was a participant in the founding conference of Arterial Network on Goree Island in 2007 and has served on the Steering Committee of the South African National Chapter for the last two years. Rorvik - with extensive organisation and fundraising experience as well as artist networks across the African continent - was on the original shortlist for Secretary General but withdrew his application due to final commitments at the CCA.

The Steering Committee has invited former incumbent, Mike van Graan, to serve as the Acting Secretary General until Rorvik takes up his appointment in January 2013, when he will be based at the Secretariat offices in Cape Town.

Peter Rorvik :

Peter Rorvik is the former director of the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) which is involved in the provision of creative platforms, intercultural exchange, network development, training, audience development and strategic Pan-African and international cooperation in the cultural sectors. Principal activities of the Centre for Creative Arts include the production of four annual festivals - Durban International Film Festival, Time of the Writer, Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience, and Poetry Africa. Rorvik is also on the Project Steering Committee of the Durban FilmMart.

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