Due to COVID-19, Open Book 2020 is cancelled.
Keep an eye out for our Open Book Podcast series in October 2020!


Mike van Graan

Mike van Graan graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BA Honours Degree in Drama and was appointed as an Associate Professor in UCT’s Drama Department from 2015-2019. He has served in leadership positions in a variety of anti-apartheid cultural organisations including Director of the Community Arts Project, Projects Officer for the Congress of South African Writers and General Secretary of the National Arts Coalition. His recent international work includes a commission from IETM, On the Move and Dutch Culture to produce at toolkit on fairer international cultural collaboration (launched 1 June 2018), preparing and facilitating the programme for Atelier for Young Festival Managers (Johannesburg, March 2018; Gothenburg, August 2018; Greece, February 2019) and helping to design and then teach on the Arts and Culture Entrepreneurship programme hosted by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture in Beirut (November 2018).


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