Visual Arts


Individuals, community groups, institutions and organizations are eligible for funding.

Types of projects

  • Research for script development
  • Script-writing
  • Performances
  • Storytelling and puppetry
  • Story‐telling
  • Exchange programmes
  • Workshops (submit names and CV’s of facilitators, list of participants and detailed content of the workshop).
  • Musical theatre
  • Drama festivals

Budgetary items

The following budgetary items may be considered

  • Artists’ fees (rehearsal, performance, directors, scriptwriters, production crew and choreographers)
  • Venue hire (rehearsals and performances)
  • Publicity and marketing costs
  • Traveling costs
  • Accommodation for touring productions
  • Accounting and auditing fees
  • Costumes and props
  • Drama festival costs
  • Other project related costs

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 undergraduate students.

Arts Development Officer

Ms Puleng Lesala


Contact No: +27 (0)11 838 1383


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.