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Call For Special Arts Organisation Support Funding

This call is open only for registered arts and culture organisations resident in the provinces of the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, North West, Mpumalanga and the Free State. The National Arts Council (NAC) is inviting registered arts and culture organisations/companies active in the disciplines of Craft, Dance, Literature, Multi-discipline, Music, Theatre and Arts Education to apply for Arts Organisation Support Funding.

Closing date: 11 November 2016
Outcomes: 27 January 2017

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Applications for projects of national significance that are involved in the creation of new works, arts development, arts promotion, facilitate access to the arts and markets are invited to apply. Furthermore, applications that promote social cohesion, nation building and environmental sustainability that have been conceived in collaboration with others working in similar fields will be preferable.

The objective of this funding is to support the mandate of the NAC by focusing on the following strategic priorities:

  • Improve the geographic spread of grant funding allocations.
  • Support transformation and redress in the arts.
  • Contribute to job creation in the arts.
  • Contribute to the sustainability of arts organisations.
  • Support growth and development in the arts.
  • Support artistic innovation and work relevant to the South African context.

Consideration will be given to organisations that have the capacity and proven track record to implement arts and culture programmes within the required timelines. In addition organisations should demonstrate the capacity to utilise the funding with integrity and compliance with the principles and practices of sound governance.

Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form, comply with the funding criteria and guidelines which are obtainable from the NAC offices, website and via email on request. Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered and no exceptions will be made. The NAC reserves the right not to fund. If you do not hear from the NAC by 31 January 2017 consider your application unsuccessful.

For more information, contact Mr. Thato Monamodi at the NAC Office. Tel: (011) 838 1383; Email:


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