Established in 1996 the Centre for Creative Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation based within the School of Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The CCA’s principal activities are the co-ordination of Time of the Writer, Durban International Film Festival, Jomba! Contemporary Dance Festival and Poetry Africa. The objectives include; provisions of creative platforms and economic opportunities for established and emerging artists, innovative voices, marginalised communities and cultural industries. The facilitation of exchange opportunities and network development between Africa and international cultural practitioners, provision of seminars, training workshops, and career-development initiatives, serving industry imperatives, aspirant artists, community organisations, educational institutions and disadvantaged communities, strategic development of audiences and generation of positive media attention for the arts.