Matthieu Maralack

Network Programs: Sector Lead: AL for the Arts
Events Consultant: August – October 2019
Global Programs Associate: November 2012 – June 2020

Matthieu leads the AL for the Arts sector community – a group of ALA and MCF creative arts alumni passionate about driving the development of the continent forward through arts and culture.

Matthieu’s role and responsibility is to build an impactful and vibrant creative arts alumni network, to develop platforms that showcase the network’s creative output, and to identify corridors of opportunity for network members to enter and occupy meaningful space in the creative industries.

Is a former residential faculty member and a current creative arts mentor to current ALA creative arts students.


Cultural and Creative Arts Leadership
Program Development
Relationship Building
Events Coordinating


Rhodes University: BA (Hons) – Music and Musicology
Wits University: MA – Arts and Culture Management


2021: “Arts and Cultural Policy Moving into the Future”, Mitiro ya Vulavula: Arts, Development & Democracy in Contemporary South Africa – https://mistra.org.za/mistra-media/arts-and-culture-policy-moving-between-past-and-present-towards-the-future/
2022: “The ‘Room in the Elephant’”, Knowing the City, Link TBC

Speaking engagements

2021: Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) LEAP 4.0 Convention: African Perspectives on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Arts and Humanity Technoshop – “Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) ever really be creative and replace artists?”

Mattieu Maralack