Individuals; groups; organizations and institutions are eligible for funding.

Types of projects

  • Exhibitions
  • Research and documentation
  • Residencies
  • Making of craft products, e.g. ceramics, pottery, wood carving, embroidery, appliqué, tapestry, weaving and textile design
  • Exchange programmes in South Africa and abroad
  • Conferences
  • Workshops (submit names and CV’s of facilitators, list of participants and detailed content of the workshop).

Budgetary items

The following budgetary items may be considered

  • Materials
  • Exhibition costs
  • Publicity costs
  • Transport costs
  • Artists fees when conducting unique workshops: crafters allowance, coordinators fees may be paid
  • Other project related costs
  • Accounting and auditing fees

Time frame

  • The maximum period for which funding may be requested is twelve months.


  • Individual bursaries are offered for studies toward a post‐graduate qualification in South Africa and abroad.
  • Institutions are advised to apply directly to the NAC on behalf of their undergraduate students.

Arts Development Officer

Ms Simangele Chauke


Contact No: 270-118-381383

Please Note

Applications for funding for each of the above mentioned programmes should conform to the following art disciplines which the National Arts Council supports according to its mandate namely, Craft, Dance/Choreography, Literature and Publishing, Music, Theatre/Drama, Multi-discipline and Visual Arts. The maximum period for which funding may be requested is twelve (12) months.