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Funding Criteria


Projects applications that incorporate 2 or more distinctly different arts disciplines.


South African groups, individuals, organizations & institutions.

Types of Projects:

  • Festivals.
  • Arts Centres (Arts programmes and activities)
  • Cultural Events
  • Extra – curricular arts programmes and activities
  • Touring in SA & Abroad.

Budgetary Items

  • Project related costs

Categories not funded

  • Infrastructure development, ongoing salaries and expenses, capital expenditure

Time Frame:

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


  • Arts administration (post- graduate individuals only)
  • International bursaries only available if the course is not available in SA. Consideration can be given if the candidate has a proven track record and excellence and the course will enhance their further advancement.
  • Block funding for institutions (tertiary + community education centres)
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Arts Development Officer

Mr Zinzi Ramatseba
+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.