Poster co-produced by Mario Pissarra and others for the Gardens Youth Congress, at the CAP Media Project c. 1988
75 documents, 25 VHS tapes and 50 audio cassettes digitised.
A rich resource of press clippings, newsletters, minutes and other written documents from this public art centre’s archive that chart the rocky history of cultural resistance and political engagement in the Western Cape during apartheid.
The Community Arts Project (CAP) was a public art centre based in Cape Town from 1977 until its demise in 2008. It played a crucial role in Cape Town’s cultural life, particularly in the years of resistance to and transition from apartheid. Community art centres provided black artists with access to training, resources, materials and networks during a time when apartheid barred them from mainstream arts education institutions in the country. They also provided a space for non-racial connectivity in the arts at the height of apartheid.