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Dance and Choreography

Funding Criteria


Individual choreographers, community groups, institutions and dance companies are eligible for funding.

Types of projects:

  • Dance performances, including creation and performance of new choreographic works.
  • Touring in South Africa and abroad
  • Research and documentation thereof.
  • Residency programmes
  • Community outreach projects
  • Exchange programmes
  • Conferences
  • Workshops which lead to performance (submit names and CV’s of facilitators, list of participants and detailed content of the workshop)
  • Festivals with track records.

Budgetary items

  • The following budgetary items may be considered
  • Artists fees (rehearsal, performance, production crew and choreographers)
  • Venue hire
  • Publicity cost
  • Administration costs
  • Traveling costs
  • Accommodation for touring productions
  • Accounting and auditing fees
  • Costumes and props
  • 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 their undergraduate students.

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Arts Development Officer

Ms Charmaine Monareng
+27 (0)11 838 1383

Please note

The NAC is unlikely to fund the entire budget of the project. Quotations should be provided with the application form. You are also advised to refer to NAC’s general information guideline.