About the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) is a multi-disciplinary arts organization that was established in 1996. The CCA is based within the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s College of Humanities.


With a vision to contribute an enabling enviroment for the flourishing of artistic and cultural expression, developmeny and exchange, the CCA coordinates four annual festivals, which are the foremost of their kind in Africa and have been the only consistent arts festivals in the city of Durban.

23rd Edition

16 – 20 March 2020

41st Edition

16 – 26 July 2020

22nd Edition

25 Aug – 6 Sept 2020

23rd Edition

12 – 17 October 2020

These international festivals:

– Contribute to the social cohesion in our City of Durban and in the province of KZN

– Create economic opportunities and generally create local economic vibrancy

– Reflect authentic artistic integrity

– Are professionally produced and in line with the City by-laws and legislation

– Receive abundant international media coverage

– Enhance intercultural artistic relationships within our Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Africa and the global community


The CCA is a facilitator and promoter of the arts, creating space for networking and exchanges and plays a role in bringing the City of Durban’s artistic potential to fruition.


The principal aims of the CCA are:

– Production and promotion of arts and culture activities with our city and province.

– Exposure of different cultures through the arts.

– Provision of creative platforms, performances spaces and economic opportunities for artists and related industries.

– Facilitation of intercultural exchanges opportunities and network development between South Africa, African and international writers, poets, filmmakers, dancers, choreographers, cultural managers and organizations.

– Provision of meaningful seminars, training workshops and activity programmes for aspirant artists and communities; with a key focus on community engagement and development.

– Strategic development of audiences.