The International ARTS Talent Showcase and ARTS Africa
The International ARTS Talent Showcase is
where International Dreams become a reality!
The International ARTS Talent Showcase is an illustrious platform that showcases incomparable talent across the African continent and presents life changing opportunities to aspiring actors, dancers, singers and models on a world class stage exposed to international adjudicators.
Individuals with undeniable potential are entered into acting, dancing solo, dancing duo, singing solo, singing duo, high fashion, photographic modelling and plus-size modelling categories at what has become the largest talent convention in Africa.
Hosted annually at Silverstar Casino, Krugersdrop, Johannesburg, The International ARTS Talent Showcase boasts the active involvement of global industry leaders. Chairperson and CEO, Elsubie Verlinden and Director of Admissions, Elouise Janse van Rensburg both live out their unbridled passion for discovering untapped potential by traveling the continent in search of artists and models to grace the stage at The International ARTS Talent Showcase.
The International Arts Talent Showcase is no stranger to international talent scouts such as the renowned Mr. Joey Hunter from the International Modelling and Talent Association (IMTA), in New York City who personally handpicks gifted artists and models to take their talents to the IMTA Convention taking place in July every year. The selected artists and models consequently perform for leading industry professionals, managers, casting directors, record labels, music producers and agencies – opening doors to new horizons and elevating careers to an international standard.
The auspicious International Arts Talent Showcase annually hosts some of America’s most accomplished, leading industry professionals who spectate, adjudicate and evaluate talent at the two day showcase and subsequently invite promising artists to perform at IMTA, New York City. The international presence includes:
- Independent Casting Director for Tyler Perry Studio’s – Ms. Rhavynn Drummer
- Guest Performers
- A & R for America's Got Talent and X-Factor - Nate Butler
- Blaze Johnson from “The Voice” Season 8 - Team Adam Levine
- Head of Global Brand Design Programs for Netflix - Kamey Butler
- J. Elaine -10-time Broadway actress from AMDA – Recognized as one of America’s premiere performing arts institutions
- The Exclusive Educational Institute
- AMDA - America's No. 1 College for Performing Arts in America
What is IMTA? The International Modelling and Talent Association (IMTA) is a professional, world-renowned association of the most prestigious and successful modelling and talent training centres in the world. Since its inception in 1987, IMTA has become a globally recognized leader in the industry for sourcing talent to introduce to professionals whose sole purpose is to identify artists and models who have the potential to establish a presence in the industry on an international scale – from walking the runways of Paris Fashion Week to rising film and Broadway stars. IMTA has launched the careers of countless individuals who now appear in respected magazines, TV, films and fashion shows.
The IMTA houses a number of week-long conventions revolving around acting, dancing, singing, song-writing and modelling competitions – two of which take place in New York and Los Angeles. Countless fashion and talent agents, personal managers, casting directors, network representatives and music producers judge the IMTA competitions in search of fresh talent in acting, dancing, singing and modelling, which positions competing models and artists to work in the fashion and entertainment industries.
The scintillating showcase will captivate audiences and be hosted on the 30th of November, 1st of October and 2nd of October 2022. After 11 years of uncompromised excellence in giving the youth of our nation the opportunity to launch their careers and harness their drive, passion and potential to penetrate the industry internationally, the 12th Annual International ARTS Talent Showcase is set to yield its most impressive production yet. We would like to invite you to form part of another monumental showcase, celebrating talent that could ultimately yield opportunity in international plains.
Our talent scouts work relentlessly through the night to ensure that all IATS call-backs are emailed directly to Chairperson and CEO Elsubie Verlinden. This allows for the dynamic IATS Management Team to personally congratulate you on your call-back and furnish you with details regarding your call-back time, the very evening after showcase.
International call backs will take place at the IATS office at 21 North Street, Illovo, Sandton (our offices are situated in Wanderers Planet Fitness Gym) on Sunday the 2nd of October 2022.
IMTA Representative, Chairperson and CEO, Elsubie Verlinden will subsequently conduct a 2-hour call-back session at our IATS Offices where you will receive your call-back envelope and exclusive invitation to attend the International Model and Talent Association Convention in New York 2023. A comprehensive Q&A session with the international panel of judges will follow.
At the International Arts Talent Showcase, we believe that you control your destiny; we believe in fostering potential; we believe that when you follow your dreams, you encourage others to do the same; we believe that in every moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.
At the International Arts Talent Showcase, we believe that “International is not impossible.”