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Visual Arts

Funding Criteria


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

Types of projects

  • Creation of new art works
  • Exhibitions
  • Touring exhibitions
  • Visual arts catalogues
  • Research and documentation
  • Art teaching at community level
  • Workshops (submit names and CV’s of facilitators, list of participants and detailed content of the workshop)
  • Residencies


The following budgetary items may be considered:

  • Venue hire (gallery, exhibition space)
  • Production and printing of catalogues
  • Materials
  • Traveling costs for touring exhibitions
  • 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 Puleng Lesala
+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.