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Who we are

The Arts and Culture office serves as a channel through which the Student Affairs mandate finds expression in the visual, literary and performing arts. Our purpose is to explore different ways of understanding social relations through artistic encounters thereby accentuating the broader UFS Strategic Plan. We seek to engage students and members of the university and greater Mangaung Metro community, with a specific focus on social justice, social cohesion and critical diversity. The aim is to inspire audiences toward developing engaged citizenship and cohesive communities. 

Arts Week
The Student Life Arts Week creates a platform for UFS students to engage on critical issues pertaining to the student lived experience. It aims to engage not only South African universities, but universities all over the African Continent through the medium of visual, literary and performing arts.

Community Engagement
Through our community engagement we create a platform for students and communities to exchange ideas on how to through shared knowledge and arts address social issues. 

Visual and performing arts communities
By creating various arts based communities such as poetry, drama, music and visual arts, we seeks to enhance the engagement within the student community. 

What makes the communities different from other initiatives is that it:

  1. Seeks to create an informal yet safe space for robust engagement in partnership with the Dialogues office
  2. Fuses subject matter with creative expression
  3. Documents all engagement as research data, for analysis in order to track progress
  4. Creates platforms for participants to give feedback, to encourage further engagement
  5. Uses venues in an around the university space to make it more inclusive

UFS Choirs
The UFS Choirs form an integral part of our institutional culture as well as our national and global identity. Through the UFS Choirs, we create platforms for engagement with our local community as well as other institutions.  

Contact Us
Bloemfontein Campus
Lucy Sehloho
T: +27 51 401 9876
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Qwaqwa Campus
Sibongile Mthabela 
T: +27 58 718 5098 / +27 58 718 5112
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South Campus
Masabata Borotho
T: +27 51 505 1448
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