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The National Arts Council of South Africa

The NAC was established in April, 1997 through an act of parliament (Act no.56 of 1997). The vision of the NAC is to promote, through the arts, the free expression of South Africa’s cultures.

OUR VISION is - a vibrant, sustainable arts community that enriches lives through the free and creative expression of South Africa’s cultures / through strengthening artistic and cultural creation.

OUR MISSION is to leverage energy, partnerships and resources to develop, support, promote and advance the arts.

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Call for nominations of candidates to serve on the council of the National Arts Council

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The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa hereby invites members of the arts fraternity and the general public to nominate persons to serve as Council members of the National Arts Council (NAC) in terms of the National Arts Council Act, 1997 (Act No. 56 of  1997).