Arts and Culture!
Experience the local arts and culture.
We Pride Ourselves in Artist Development The BAT strives itself on developing artists as we believe “the children of today are the leaders of tomorrow.” The BAT Centre AIR Programme aims to help young talented creatives to become successful, entrepreneurs and to train others creating sustainable job opportunities.
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- Everyone who appreciates art and culture is welcome.
- This is a spectator sport.
- No booking needed, just show up and enjoy.
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About the BAT Centre
The BAT Centre is a community arts development and cultural entertainment center located within the Small Craft Harbour off Durban’s Victoria Embankment. It consists of a variety of facilities ranging from a number of intimate art galleries, to a small conference center, a performance hall, dance studio, art and music studios, a restaurant, bar and outside deck, and a number of shops selling local contemporary and traditional art, mostly from KwaZulu-Natal.
The BAT Centre Trust is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the music, visual arts, dance, craft and literature of KwaZulu-Natal. In so doing, the BAT Centre aims to generate work for artists, to build new markets for the arts.
To celebrate the arts and culture of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, and South Africa by promoting local talent and skills to celebrate our unique cultures and encouraging cross-fertilization.
To create jobs for the artists by sourcing talent, imparting skills and developing markets.
To act as a community arts center for the city of Durban.
To become a resource to outlaying arts and cultural centers and creative people.
The BAT Centre is home to the development of artists on platforms of both music and visual arts that help artists to further studies at a tertiary institution or start their own businesses.
The BAT Centre formulates outreach projects that attempt to reach communities through its artists in residency programme to assist with the improvement of skills, creative learning, and community development.
The BAT Centre coordinates workshops and seminars to help individuals build and strengthen character, impart knowledge as well as to help develop their individuality within the industry.