Call for Local Bursary Applications – 2021 Academic Year

The National Arts Council (NAC) Strategy prioritises capacity building as an essential element for developing the arts, in pursuit of excellence. As such, the NAC’s bursary funding programme aims to provide support to aspiring arts practitioners in the acquisition of relevant arts qualifications, and arts-related knowledge and skills. As part of its support for training and education, the NAC offers grants for bursaries and residency programmes to help grow the talent of students, arts practitioners, arts technicians, arts administrators and other industry professionals. This is designed to help ensure that South Africa retains a strong pool of talented artists and leaders.

The NAC is therefore pleased to announce its call for bursary applications for the academic year that begins in January 2021. The invitation is open to postgraduate arts students, as well as registered education and training institutions in South Africa that are involved in providing tuition in the fields of theatre, dance, crafts, literature, multidisciplinary arts, music, visual arts, cultural policy, and arts and culture management, as well as any other arts-related course. This invitation also extends to students applying for a Bachelor of Technology degree in the arts. Applications for fashion design must incorporate a cultural element as part of the studies. Particular attention will be paid to postgraduate qualifications that address the rare skills required in the arts sector.

The invitation extends to:

(a) Individual postgraduate studies (both part-time and full-time studies) for the 2021 academic year. Please note that postgraduate students whose degree requires two to three years of study (such as MA and PhD) and who were granted an NAC bursary during 2018 and 2019 should not reapply for funding. The grant will be renewed for the duration of their studies, subject to the successful completion of each year of study with a minimum overall pass rate of 65%. Applicants are, however, required to submit a letter of acceptance for their studies from the tertiary institution in question, as well as their estimated costs for the 2021 academic year and progress reports.

(b) Block institutional bursaries for undergraduate students who will be studying in South Africa during 2021. Institutions that apply for funding are required to support undergraduate students for the duration of their undergraduate studies, subject to their successful completion of each year of study. Institutions should be prepared to enter into a service-level agreement with the NAC in order to fulfil this requirement.

  • Closing date for applications: 30 September 2020 at 5pm
  • Outcomes: 13 December 2020

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered, and no exceptions will be made. Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link: https://nac.praxisgms.co.za/

For more information, please contact the Arts Development Officers as listed on the NAC website.

Issued by: The National Arts Council

National Arts Council Approved Project Funding Applications for 2020.

The National Arts Council hereby announces the names of successful applicants for  project funding applications which closed on 19 June 2020.  Funding is conditional upon the applicants’ completion of outstanding administrative requirements and conditions. Grant notification letters to successful applicants will be sent in due course.

Social Cohesion and Nation building Organisations & Individual Projects

 ORGANISATION/INDIVIDUAL NAMEPROVINCE
1.     Seulaula SA Publishing and ProductionEastern Cape, Limpopo
2.     Team Community Development CentreEastern Cape
3.     Komani Independent ArtistsEastern Cape
4.     Bokanglefoko TheatreFree State
5.     Mazibuye Emasisweni Creation and Arts Projects Emasisweni ProjectsGauteng
6.     Luthando Arts AcademyGauteng
7.     Mmakgare Project DevelopmentGauteng
8.     Lentswe Performing ArtsEastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
9.     Irini ConceptsGauteng
10. Lathitha Centre for DevelopmentEastern Cape
11. Jive Media AfricaEastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
12. Ubuciko Bamaciko DevelopmentKwaZulu Natal
13. Nyavhumbwa wa Dagaila Cultural VillageLimpopo
14. Vhakololo PressLimpopo
15. Masbonisanenisonke Trading and Projects 27Mpumalanga
16. Annah MalatsiNorth West
17. The Village Knockout FoundationNorth West
18. Radio RiversideNorthern Cape
19. Dryad Press (Pty) LtdWestern Cape
20. Unmute Dance TheatreEastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
21. Zip Zap Circus School TrustWestern Cape
22. Zukanye SihloboEastern Cape
23. Sithembiso MathebulaMpumalanga
24. Keketso MashigoMpumalanga
25. Tiego TjaleLimpopo
26. Carol MalulekeLimpopo
27. Mabonchi Goodwill MotimeleLimpopo
28. Charmaine MrwebiFree State
29. Thembekile SayNorthern Cape
30. Kate ThumberanGauteng
31. Mokete Johannes MosiaGauteng
32. Jill TrapplerWestern Cape

Innovation, Design and Creation Organisations & Individual Projects

 ORGANISATION/INDIVIDUAL NAMEPROVINCE
1.     Hillcrest AIDS Centre/ Woza MoyaKwa- Zulu Natal
2.     Biblionef South AfricaWestern Cape
3.     Intungwa development projectKwa- Zulu Natal
4.     World Tongues PublishersLimpopo
5.     Development of Limpopo Literature Organisation (Dollo)Limpopo
6.     Awesome Africa Concert VenturesGauteng
7.     Qaphelani Community ProjectFree State
8.     Lunchbox TheatreWestern Cape
9.     POPArt StudiosGauteng
10. Peo Entle Productions PTYNorthwest
11. Alexandra Youth in Action EnsembleGauteng
12. Language Safeguards International NPCLimpopo
13. Unboxed Projects (Pty) Ltd t/a The Workshop ko KasiNorthern Cape
14. Nela Kahle 117ccKwa-Zulu Natal
15. Dikutwana Development CentreLimpopo
16. WhySala OrganisationNorthern Cape
17. Madevu EntertainmentWestern Cape
18. Mandelwa Arts and CultureGauteng
19. Thomarts GalleryMpumalanga
20. Mondlo Foundation ArtFree State
21. Omphemetse RaadtNorthern Cape
22. Liese KuhnNorth West
23. Nombali MdletsheKwa- Zulu Natal
24. Harm Roche van TiddensGauteng
25. Luke De KockWestern Cape
26. Emmie SmitNorthern Cape
27. Gavin J KrastinWestern Cape
28. Jabulile Mildred MbizaneKwa-Zulu Natal
29. Sjaka SeptembirFree State
30. Thabo MogotsiNorthern Cape
31. Alexander HitzerothWestern Cape
32. Jean MeeranWestern Cape
33. Thabiso Heccius PuleGauteng
34. Fortunate MokgehleLimpopo
35. Shane CooperEastern Cape
36. Asanda RilityanaLimpopo
37. Billy MonamaGauteng
38. Zintle NtshokoEastern Cape
39. Ketlareng SetlhareFree State
40. Carly WhitakerGauteng
41. Marcus O MabuselaNorth west
42. Itumeleng QhaliEastern Cape
43. Nombulelo MakhathiniKwa-Zulu Natal
44. Dineo KgotlaetsileNorthern Cape
45. Bongukufa NtuliKwa- Zulu Natal

Capacity Building Organization & Individual Projects

 ORGANISATION/INDIVIDUAL NAMEPROVINCE
1.     Eastern Cape Philharmonic SocietyEastern Cape
2.     Wushwini Pan African Arts CentreEastern Cape
3.     Vrystaat Arts FestivalFree State
4.     The Coloured CubeGauteng
5.     Music In Africa FoundationEastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
6.     Light of Nation Youth ProjectsGauteng
7.     Women Leadership Social EmpowermentLimpopo
8.     Handevat Music ProjectWestern Cape
9.     Ithunga Development NPOKwa-Zulu Natal
10. Masasa CommunicationsNorthern Cape
11. Visual Arts Network of South AfricaEastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
12. Rare-Zolution Design and CraftFree State
13. Business Divine Solutions and ProjectsNorth West
14. Moribo Arts ProjectsNorth West
15. Zendatrix NPCEastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
16. The South African National Dance TrustEastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
17. Cape Town OperaEastern Cape, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
18. Bokone Bophirima Craft and Design InstituteNorth West
19. Mary Gray Theatre ProjectsKwa-Zulu Natal
20. Christian Gregor School of MusicEastern Cape
21. Mangaung Music InstituteFree State
22. Topnotch EntertainmentWestern Cape
23. The Mothertongue ProjectWestern Cape
24. Friends of the Northern Cape theatreNorthern Cape
25. Future of the African DaughterWestern Cape
26. The Buskaid TrustGauteng
27. Institute for Music & Indigenous Arts Development Western Cape
28. Sparrow SocietyWestern Cape
29. Art Aid Mpumalanga
30. Salesian Institute Youth ProjectsWestern Cape
31. Lochive Consulting T/A Mtabazi & Co. ConsultingEastern Cape
32. Lesedi PublishersLimpopo
33. Southern African Disabled Musicians AssociationFree State, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Northern Cape
34. Given SetholeEastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape
35. Frank MeintjiesEastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
36. Obed De KokerFree State
37. Melissa NefdtGauteng
38. Mbuso KhozaGauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Strategic Initiatives Organisations & Individual Projects

 ORGANISATION/INDIVIDUAL NAMEPROVINCE
1.     Khuze Music CcKwa-Zulu Natal
2.     Never Give Up Productions and Book DealersLimpopo
3.     Open Plan StudioKwa-Zulu Natal
4.     Limpopo Young Leadership Development FoundationLimpopo
5.     Kopano Ke Matla Youth GroupNorth West
6.     Arts and Culture Trust Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
7.     The Trinity SessionMpumalanga, Northern Cape
8.     Aganang Gospel Music AssociationNorth West
9.     The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative (FATC)Mpumalanga
10. Izigi Performing ArtsMpumalanga
11. Association for Visual ArtsWestern Cape
12. Sun PeoFree State
13. ArrowSAKwa-Zulu Natal, Western Cape
14. Bridgette MorweNorthern Cape
15. Zane MullerFree State
16. Sarah SummersWestern Cape
17. Reshoketswe Daphney TeffoLimpopo
18. Phumlani MtitiEastern Cape, Free State, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West
19. Beatrice LudidiFree State
20. Fortunate MokgehleLimpopo
21. Karabo FingerGauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga
22. Denver BredaWestern Cape
23. Rangoato HlasaneEastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo
24. Xolani NgesiEastern Cape
25. Abednico MoshoshoNorth West
26. Andile M-AfrikaEastern Cape

National Arts Council Approves Arts Platforms/Showcases/Exhibitions/Festivals Project Funding Applications for 2020 (Updated 06 July 2020)

Arts Platforms, Exhibitions, Showcases and Festivals

 ORGANISATION/INDIVIDUAL NAMEPROVINCE
1Bokamoso TsawaneGauteng
2Phophi RamalebaLimpopo
3Rodrick MavundlaNorthern Cape
4Kanye MbotshaneNorth West
5Letsatsi DitlhaleNorth West
6Sinenhlanhla ButheleziKwa Zulu Natal
7Khethukuthula MpontshaneKwa Zulu Natal
8Khauhelo MaikhiFree State
9Deliwe MthunziGauteng
10Mzwandile DhlaminiMpumalanga
11Dzunisani ShibambuLimpopo
12Kefentse Angel MafafoNorthern Cape
13Mannini NkataFree State
14Xolile Makhosazane VilakaziKwa Zulu Natal
15Siyabonga NgakiEastern Cape
16Xolane MarmanWestern Cape
17Sithembele KhozaGauteng
18Jisreel WentzelLimpopo, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
19Gaolatlhe Lucky MathenyaneNorth West
20Avela QwalelaEastern Cape
21Isaac NyokongGauteng, North West
22Dineo RamailaneNorthern Cape
23Lebogang KgomongweGauteng
24Kegorapetse MelamuFree State
25Xolani Hopewell QwabeKwa Zulu Natal
26Pulane JantjiesNorthern Cape
27Makara TsoenyaneFree State
28Ramogohlo Judith MokalapaLimpopo
29Mirriam VabantuWestern Cape
30Elgin RustGauteng, Western Cape
31Semano MotloungFree State
32Laurence XabaMpumalanga
33Lesiba Samuel Thitshere MaphosoFree State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West
34Thembinkosi HennaEastern Cape
35Phumevenini Music ProductionEastern Cape
36Big O Trading 415Eastern Cape
37Xhentsa Arts EducationMpumalanga
38Creative Castle NPCMpumalanga
39Africa! Ignite (RF) NPCKwa Zulu Natal
40Southern Power MediaEastern Cape
41Afrika Burns Creative Projects NPCEastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
42Lisika Unite FoundationLimpopo
43Mpumalanga Youth OrchestraMpumalanga
44Evergreen Arts CentreLimpopo
45Foot Expression Dance CompanyNorth West
46SAACYFEastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
47Metsimaholo Community TrustFree State
48My African WonderlandNorth West
49Golden Youth ClubGauteng
50Dawson Lemma Arts and CraftsNorthern Cape
51Afrom Beats PtyNorth West
52Mafoka Communications and EventsNorthern Cape
53Eagles and Butterflies CorporationLimpopo, Gauteng
54Tshimologong Digital Innovation PrecinctEastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
55Blue TutuMpumalanga
56KKM Entertainment and ProductionNorth West
57Raw Foundation NPCFree State
58Pilediwa Foundation NPCNorthern Cape

Call for Applications for Funding 2020: Arts Projects

The National Arts Council hereby invites applications for arts projects. Individuals and registered arts organisations can apply for funding of the arts projects within the following programmes: Social Cohesion and Nation Building; Innovation, Design and Creation of New Work; Capacity Building; Strategic Initiatives, Platforms, Exhibitions and Festivals. Projects proposed should be of national significance taking into account the NAC’s strategic imperatives of creation of new works, arts development, arts promotion, job creation, capacity building in arts entrepreneurship and facilitation of access to the arts.

Closing date: 30 April 2020.
Outcomes date: 22 July 2020

Call For Applications For Funding 2018: Arts Projects And International Bursaries

The National Arts Council finds itself at a critical juncture in reinventing itself to remain relevant in an ever-changing sector and following a strategic realignment process, the NAC is proud to announce its strategic move from a discipline-based approach to and introduce a programmatic approach to funding which will see funding allocation to beneficiaries located within specified programmes instead of individual disciplines.

Individual artists and organisations active in the disciplines of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, craft, literature and multi-discipline are invited to submit their applications for project funding specifying programmes within which they believe their projects would focus.

Closing date: 22 June 2018
Outcomes date: 30 September 2018

Individuals and registered arts organisations can apply for funding in the following programmes: Social Cohesion and Nation Building; Innovation, Design and Creation of New Work; Capacity Building; Strategic Initiatives, Platforms, Exhibitions and Festivals. Projects proposed should be of national significance taking into account creation of new works, arts development, arts promotion, job creation, capacity building in arts entrepreneurship and facilitation of access to the arts. Furthermore, applications that promote environmental sustainability, nation building and social cohesion and have a strong community base conceived in collaboration with others working in similar fields will be preferable. Proposed projects must demonstrate impact and value for the communities they operate in. The project applied for must fulfil two (2) or more of the following arts outcomes, economic value, creative value, social value, therapeutic value and educational value. This invitation also encourages arts organisations and individuals that support the involvement of women, youth and people living with disabilities particularly in historically disadvantaged areas.

Post-graduate students wishing to pursue arts studies abroad in the fields of Craft, Dance, Literature, Multi-discipline, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts are also invited to apply. Students willing to access NAC funding should be prepared to return to and work in South Africa to support the development of the arts in the country.

Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link: https://nac.praxisgms.co.za

Conditions for acceptance of applications

All relevant sections of the application form must be completed in full;

All requested documentation must be submitted with the application form;

Applications must be submitted on or before 22 June 2018 at 4pm.

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered at all and no exceptions will be made. Applications forms and funding guidelines are available from the National Arts Council office or can be downloaded the NAC website.

For more information, contact the NAC office at 011 838 1383.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY POSTED, COURIERED AND HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Approved Bursary Applications for 2017/2018

The National Arts Council hereby announces the names of successful applicants for the NAC Bursary funding applications which closed on the 29 September 2017.

Funding is conditional upon the applicants’ completion of outstanding administrative requirements and conditions. Grant notification letters to successful applicants will be sent in due course. This announcement excludes the outcomes for Music and some Multi Discipline applications.

Click Here To Download Approved Applicationsd