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Theatre and Musical Theatre

Funding Criteria


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

Types of projects

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

Budgetary items

The following budgetary items may be considered

  • Artists fees (rehearsal, performance, production crew and choreographers)
  • Venue hire
  • Publicity cost
  • Traveling costs
  • Accommodation for touring productions
  • Accounting and auditing fees
  • Costumes and props
  • Festivals with a track record
  • 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

Mr Peter Tshabalala
+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.